Otherwise known as bailing. A very important thing that doesn’t get spoken about nearly enough, especially in the outdoor adventure world. Two interesting examples on my radar lately: With the later it’s nice to see the slick, increasingly influential Camp4 boys speaking honestly in a way that goes a fair bit beyond media relations. […]
Problem: while the fabric is good, the elastic on the Golite Jam’s side pockets is lame! Super lame. Looks like something from your underwear. I can’t abide side pockets that won’t hold things with a vicelike, bushwacking proof grip, so this needed to change. Stat. Golite made it easy by not using a stretch stitch, […]
Lake McDonald. Apologies for the dramatic title; and while shadows (for once present, as this weekend is not overcast and rainy) played a prominent role in this latest trip, I am primarily speaking about that concept of the shadow found in one of my favorite poems. It took far too long, and far too much […]
Rare orchids in GNP this past Sunday. Photo, and plant sleuthing, by M. I just finished another really good hill interval workout, and am drinking a Mighty Arrow while waiting for chicken to cook (seared, then baked in BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and root beer). My resting pulse right now, and the way my legs […]
If any park service sign has ever tempted me to hang it on my wall, it’s this one. The odd thing is, I can’t fathom why it is in this particular spot: a few miles from the parking lot, facing so that you’d only see it on the way back and after crossing a swift […]
The test Hoks are going back home soon, and after making sure I have all the relevant shots I’ll need for the BPL review, I cannot not share this one. From left to right, weights are per foot: Atlas Run snowshoe, 1 lb 5.5 oz MSR Lightning Ascent (W’s, 25″), 1 lb 12 oz Tubbs […]
A posted a first draft of my gear for the Wilderness Classic here. Check it out, if you like, and give feedback.