Avoiding the Crowds at Yosemite National Park: Hiking Lembert Dome

Our second hike of the day of course had to be Lembert Dome! This bald, protruding rock had been staring at us ever since we arrived in the park.

Hiking Horseshoe Lake, Denali – A Beautiful Wilderness Hike

The rain was falling lightly, enough to ensure that I had the entire trail to myself. About half a mile in, the trail seemed to fall away at a bluff. I stood there in silence, looking out over a medium-sized lake framed by mountains, with a few tiny cabins in the distance. Join me on my journey as I Hike Horseshoe Lake of Denali National Park get lost in its quiet beauty.

Big Bend The Place Of Unforgettable Memories

This New Year's instead of staying in the bustle of Austin, waiting for the fireworks and drinking to my heart's content, I thought I...

Planning the perfect RV trip to Yellowstone National Park

When traversing the wild and wonderful bison filled world of Yellowstone National Park you may be overwhelmed especially in the planning stages of your trip. If you are journeying to the wildlands of Montana and Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park like we did in a 35 foot RV, you may be exceptionally overwhelmed when planning such a big endeavor and driving 1,000 miles into an unknown wilderness. Let me offer some well-researched advice on how to have an amazing RV outdoor adventure filled vacation.

South Dakota’s Black Elk Peak: My First Mountain Adventure

The first thing I learned at Black Elk Peak was to never wear the wrong socks to a mountain hike. Its worse than bringing a knife to a gunfight. It's like bringing a toy sword to a gunfight. Inappropriate and painful.

Family Adventure at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

What's more entertaining than having your 10-year-old daughter say she wants to "kick your ass"? How about having your 10-year-old daughter tell you this...

Death Valley Misconceptions

The words “Death Valley” used to create in my mind images of barren land littered with nothing but a few cow skulls. While the...