Hunters, Get a tripod

A few days ago I went for an evening hunt on public land, a 20 minute drive from home.  I spent a few hours hiking up ridges, through gullies, and around forests that were the evergreen species different and the cacti a little more robust could be in northern Arizona rather than central Montana.  I […]

All 4

I was tired enough that looking elsewhere lacked appeal, and sleeping atop elk scat must be good luck so I suspended tarp corners from branches and rocks, rolled out my stamp of Ridgerest, and laid down.  Even at 6500′ it was far too warm to be in a sleeping bag, and after I eventually fell […]

My fav

Do you have a favorite place on earth? Me too. As Ed wrote, there are many such places.  Especially in early autumn I’ll take a certain corner of the North Fork that nicely bestrides the seasons; deep creek bottoms still firmly shadowed in spring, clear pools whose depths breath winter, and larch stands marching with […]

Fizan Compact trekking poles

Danny Milks from Massdrop contacted me a few months ago about a new version of Fizan’s compact trekking pole they were producing, and he ended up sending me a pair to use with no strings attached. With one major flaw I’ve found them to be excellent summer poles, and a good discussion point for what […]