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The Venable-Comanche Loop hike reminded me of the dangers that can befall those who venture into these remote places… and the rewarding backcountry beauty.

With a dose of Midwestern pride and a detectable lack of interest, I don’t pretend to know much about the largest city in the U.S. There was never much of an attraction for me.

Enjoy alpine lakes below very aggressively rising rock faces, setting up dramatic and contrasting lines between the flat calming effect of the water and the sharply upward ascending summits of sentinel-like peaks.

It’s a stretch to say I could rely on solar power banks to supply a substantial and sustainable power source while backpacking for extended periods. Here's why.

I grew up just a few miles from the shores of Lake Superior. It’s where I come to love snowshoeing, a mega calorie blasting winter activity. Super healthy and great fun!

Gossamer makes great ultra light gear. But do their poles stand up to a very rigorous 500-mile test? Here is my detailed review and recommendation.

Hiking the history of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the Keweenaw. Get a glimpse of the past while hiking in the present along an old rail grade and through the once mighty forests.

There are rites of passage in each of our lives. It might be a difficult period or a significant loss. It might be a religious pilgrimage or a cultural tradition. It could even be a thru-hike.

It's not too early to be obsessing over my gear... because that's what I do. Here is my Colorado Trail thru-hike gear list.

Before there was Barr’s Trail, the Cog Railway, or the highway up to Pikes Peak there was a different trail, the Historic Trail. This trail went from Colorado Springs to Jones Park and Lake Moraine, up to Windy Point, and on to Pikes Peak.

Zebulon Pike at 27 years old became one of America's most celebrated explorers. Pikes Peak took his name, but it is on Mount Rosa where he made history.

Today’s hike was another confirmation of purpose. The views: amazing. The trail: fantastic. The experience: not soon forgotten. The destination: Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.