The Spectacular Chitna Pass Traverse – Solo backpacking in 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.

Culver City Stairs: The Outdoor Stairmaster of Baldwin Hills

The Culver City Stairs offers an intense climb up 282 uneven stair steps leading to the Baldwin Hills Overlook with amazing views of LA and some quirky sculptures along the way.

The Art of Wilderness Cooking – Tools, Tips & Tricks

There are far too many food options for the field for me to mention all of them here, but needless to say, I’m a big fan of oat meal and quinoa. For lunch, I’ll typically just snack along the trail instead of actually stopping. Granola, almonds, peanuts, cashews, even chocolate.

Exploring the Honey Island Swamps – Alligator Swamp tour!

Located about 35 miles northeast of New Orleans the Honey Island Swamp is over 20 miles of preserved swampland filled to the brim with abundant wildlife and swamp tours to get you there to see it all. From alligators to bald eagles, the Honey Swamp is a wildlife sanctuary to see.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sunken City: Explore the Lost Ruins of the San Pedro...

Join us on an epic adventure as we explore the graffiti plastered ruins of the 1929 San Pedro landslide known as the "Sunken City".

Staying Safe Around Bears – What you need to know about...

Don’t mess with the wildlife and the wildlife won’t mess with you. I have never had a single bad run in with a bear, though I have been very close to them. Never once have I felt threatened, because I use proper precautions. I’ve never surprised a bear, never stored food in my tent. And, unlike some tourists in videos gone viral, I don’t feed the wildlife. Bear safety begins with respect for nature and some simple skills to help keep you safe.

The best darn trail guide to Turnbull Canyon

Turnbull Canyon is part of the Puente Hills Preserve in Uptown Whittier that links to other trails and canyons, most notably, Sycamore Canyon and Hellman...