Texas Backpacking – Goodwater Trail Loop in Georgetown TX

goodwater loop texas
A complete, 3-day itinerary for backpacking Goodwater Trail Loop near Austin, TX

How to Fuel for Hiking a 14’er – Hiking Nutrition

nutrition for hiking a 14er
Simple guide for fueling up for a hike - the essential guide for hiking nutrition before you head up on those summit trails.

Explore the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve
The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve is the crowning jewel of old Florida. Located in the backyard of Jacksonville, Florida it is famous for its unique mission of protecting not only the salt marshes and unique ecology of coastal Florida but also preserving the local historical and cultural sites.

The Five Most Awesome Ways to Summit Mt Baldy

Mt Baldy
Are you ready to climb a mountain? How about the tallest 10,000-foot mountain overlooking Los Angeles? Just a forty-five-minute drive from that concrete jungle, the city of angels, you can find many different trails ascending to the top of Mt Baldy, the local's name for Mt San Antonio. So lace up your favorite Keen hiking boots, fill up your Nalgene with H20 and ask yourself "Which is the best route to summit Mt Baldy?"

Escondido Falls: Malibu’s Tiered Waterfall Hike

Escondido Falls Waterfall Hike
Located about 35 miles west of LA, Escondido Falls is the tallest Waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. From smooth paths to rock climbing, the trail offers a little bit of everything for everyone.

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.

Seminole Canyon – A Gem In The Rough

Seminole Canyon
Seminole Canyon is a Texas State Park in the west with the main attraction being the preserved Native American pictographs. Along with this, the park boasts beautiful trails that either follow the canyon rim out towards the Rio Grande River or leads you through...

Culver City Stairs: The Outdoor Stairmaster of Baldwin Hills

Culver City Stairs
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

Wilderness Cooking
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.

Hiking Crveni Kuk – Exploring the Bosnia countryside

Crveni Kuk, a hike in Bosnia
The initial part of the hike involved tramping through a meadow, then climbing up through a mossy forest. Although we did this hike in late March, conditions were still pretty wintry, with snow lying in uneven patches on the ground. Small, interlocking streams wove like ribbons down the mountainside.