hiking

My introduction to backpacking was … heavy

June 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

When I was a kid, my dad used to take me into the mountains above Pinedale each summer. I was quite young when Dad decided I should carry my own weight – literally. Before [...]

Just get lost

May 25, 2021 // 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. [...]

I’m ready to get outside and explore

May 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

There I was, perched in front of my computer monitor, trying to come up with ideas for a week’s worth of radio shows, when a noise started picking at the edges of my [...]

Find some new places for outdoor adventures

April 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

You don’t have to go to the same place every time you go fishing. When you find a good spot to fish, it’s nice to know you can go back there and catch fish. But if your [...]

Be prepared to defend yourself from bears

March 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

If you’re wandering around the woods, making noise and doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best [...]

Be on the alert for bears this time of year

March 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Reports are coming in that both black bears and grizzlies are emerging from their winter dens. That’s something to be aware of if you’re planning any trips to the woods [...]

Time to check the weather

June 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

My dad gave me a Brunton ADC Summit a few years ago. The ADC is a handheld weather station. ADC stands for Atmospheric Data Center. You can strap it to your backpack or wear [...]

Bust out of quarantine and go for a hike

June 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

My wife and I are both working from home, and even though the boys have started a lawnmowing business, they’re not as busy as they’d like to be yet. With most things they [...]
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