Hiking the Golden Hour – Exploring the Savage River of Denali

Officially, Denali National Park claims to have no trails in the wilderness. There are official, marked trails in some places, notably the park entrance and Eielson, but when asked, Rangers will never mention other trails. But there is a trail beside the Savage. It begins about half a mile south of the camp, when an unmissable bluff rises on the west side of the river. It’s a flat, smooth game trail which continues up to the point where the river enters the mountains.

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...

Caves and Caverns of the Southeastern United States

These three sites--Russell Cave, Ruby Falls, and Mammoth Cave--represent a range of karst landscapes that played varying historic roles in the southeastern United States. There's Russell Cave, which provided shelter to people for millennia; Ruby Falls, excavated only in the 20th century and opened as a tourist site, now renowned for its stunning formations and underground waterfall; and of course the incomparable Mammoth Cave, with its seemingly endless trails.

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.

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.

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.