Great Outdoors

Maps go high-tech

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Just when I thought the folks at MyTopo couldn’t do any more to win me over, they did just that. These are the people who won my heart years ago when they took all the USGS [...]

Make exercise enjoyable

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

You don’t have to go to Moab to have a great ride on a mountain bike. Wyoming has plenty of excellent places to ride, too. Just throw your bike on top of your car or in the [...]

Keep scent-blocking clothes odor-free

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

We had a day in the field during an outdoor writers’ conference I went to a while ago, and a whole bunch of gear manufacturers were there showing off their wares. One of [...]

I don’t need anything with four more tires

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

If it’s mechanical, I can break it. Not by using it or even abusing it, but just by getting near it. I’ve even had people accuse me of breaking their machines simply by [...]

It’s just too nice outside to be inside

June 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

I don’t know how often I look out the window in the spring and wish I was out there, instead of being stuck inside, chained to a computer. That question actually came up in [...]

Give wild animals plenty of room

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Those brochures they hand out at Yellowstone with a drawing of a person getting flung into the air by an angry buffalo aren’t just for the tourists. They’re a warning to [...]

Just get lost — in the woods, that is

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Most people try to avoid getting lost in the woods. I’ve long thought my dad’s goal was just the opposite. Every time we headed out into the wild, Dad would get us lost. [...]
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