I've been doing all I can to prepare myself for my upcoming Grand Canyon rafting trip. One of the things I've been doing (in addition to taking a rowing course on the Rogue River) is investing in reading material for both before and during my trip. There are a surprising number of books
After winning a Grand Canyon rafting permit, I quickly started looking into what gear from the ultralight backpacking world would translate into the river world and what gear I would need to buy and/or replace. It turns out that the gear required for a river trip differs dramatically from the gear
When I first got my Subaru Outback, I was excited to take it out on adventures, but coming from a long period of living out of my backpack, it took a while before I managed to get my new adventure-mobile in working order. Here are the top things I would recommend equipping your car with to make
Sitting around waiting for the start of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike can be a boring task (this is why I fill said task with junk food). However, as with everything else in life, there are always movies if you need a good old-fashioned distraction from life (but are they old-fashioned if they're
I need to start this by telling you that, no, I have not done all the tracks in New Zealand, and no you will probably not find anyone else naming these same five hikes as their favorites - and that's okay. The other thing that I need to tell you is that I've actually done all of these hikes.
Planning for a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike can seem like an impossible and insurmountable task, especially if you've never done anything on this scale before. Trying to stuff your head full of plans, strategies, and information about the trail is, in all honesty, probably a waste of your time.
As far as countries of the world go, I would wager that Japan is one you think you might know something about (as opposed to say, Equatorial Guinea). However, if you have yet to visit Sunrise Land (and even if you have), then you may missing some of the finer details of what life in the country
Hiking in Japan can be a lot like hiking elsewhere in the world; except that sometimes it's not. My experience hiking in Japan has taught me a lot about the country and what can be expected when hitting the trail or climbing one of its many famous mountains. Some of what can be found hiking in
If you're thinking about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, then there's a pretty good chance that everyone in your life thinks they have some excellent advice to give you about thru-hiking (even if they've never set foot on a trail). Fortunately you know better than to listen to them, and instead