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The San Francisco Bay area is all about the city and the ocean. From picturesque landscape to chilling winds, from the iconic golden gate bridge to the Fisherman’s Wharf. From beaches offering unique views of the bridge to inclined streets all around; this city...

Distance Hike through Eagle River, Raven Gorge & Crow Pass Alaska

long distance hiking in the wilderness
As river crossings go it was fairly safe, but the cold made it rough. Just to our south, we could see the glacier that fed the lake at the head of the river. This water had been ice not too long before. That crossing was at mile twelve of the day. Thirteen more to go and we would be done.

How to have a Glorious Holiday Weekend at Glamis

Glamis
Thanksgiving weekend 2017; As outdoor adventurer's who usually stick to pine alpine forests, we had never ventured near the sand dunes of Glamis California in the Imperial Valley in southern California. As more mountain camper/ hikers then sand people we were unprepared for a weekend of dune buggies and sand rails. Let me tell you how, as a Glamis newbie, I discovered how to be prepared for a busy holiday weekend at the Glamis Sand Dunes!

The Spectacular Chitna Pass Traverse – Solo backpacking in Alaska

Chitna Pass, Talkeetna, Alaska
The map of the area is wrong. The trail on the map continues due west from the pass, then descends a steep embankment down to Boulder Creek. In reality, the trail turns south and follows a sharp ridgeline gradually to the water. This way down to the creek was stunning. When I reached that ridge, I stopped and stood there in total awe of the valley unfolding before me.

Family Adventure at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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 as you hike your way out of a cave deep in the mountains of southern New Mexico? Join us for...

Hiking the South Fork Eagle River and Cantata Peak in the Chugach Mountains

The colors were amazing, brilliant oranges and yellows, worthy of a painting but instead only captured by cameras. It was with that brilliant light that I fell in love with the wilderness. This was my first time truly outside. Not just in the woods, or a few miles from a road. I’d been backpacking in West Virginia and North Carolina before this, but never had I stepped foot in true wilderness.

Death Valley Misconceptions

Zabriskie Point Death Valley
The words “Death Valley” used to create in my mind images of barren land littered with nothing but a few cow skulls. While the area does have spots where you see little more than dry earth cracked from the scorching sun, that isn’t even...

Meow Wolf Santa Fe – Magical Multimedia Experience

meow wolf santa fe new mexico
Magical. No other word can start to describe the experience that is Meow wolf, other than Magical. Escape the doldrums of the everyday ordinary and step into the realm of the extraordinary where all of your senses get bathed in light, color, sights, and...

Marmot Mornings; Shenanigans hiking the White Mountain Peak Trail

White Mountain
In the summer of 2015, my boyfriend and I went off adventuring into the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierras. This was only a month after I had back surgery and we had dreams of conquering Mt Whitney along with White Mountain Peak in these few weeks in the wilderness of central California. Trekking up a few fourteeners was a lofty goal but to be perfectly honest, just being able to walk and hike again after years of crippling sciatica pain was in itself an unbelievably amazing gift. Over our few weeks in the eastern sierras, we did some fantastic hikes, had some crazy outdoor shenanigans and a great summer in the Eastern Sierras! One of the highlights of our trip though was exploring the White Mountains. If you enjoy off-roading, camping or hiking, then White Mountain Peak is a place you really must check out that is completely off the beaten path. Oh, and did I mention there are fuzzy mischevious yellow-bellied marmots? Marmots may be absolutely adorable but they are the troublemakers of the eastern sierras as we learned first hand!

Weekends on the Lake: Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects

Drone Minnesota Art Shanty Projects | Rockchuck Summit
A 12-foot polar bear slowly lumbers across the frozen lake.  Two heavily bundled children shout gleefully as they bounce each other up and down on a Ouijatotter.  College students dance their cares (and thick winter shells) away in a small hut pounding with music.  All this and more is par for the course at Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects, an annual experiment in public art and community.