Here are some basic and more advanced lessons on understanding and forecasting the weather while in the outdoors.
Overview: This year I upgraded my wrist watch from a Timex Ironman to a Casio Pathfinder. With that upgrade, I…
I recently did a two-day bike tour between California’s Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains. It was a fun, new way to explore a landscape that I have come to love.
The Wenonah Prism is a fast and light solo canoe that is an excellent choice for 1-2 week trips (if you travel light) or longer trips that have resupply options.
The Wenonah Black Lite Elbow Carbon paddle is fantastic and well worth the price tag of $189. This paddle features a bent shaft and graphite construction. It is a beautiful thing to look at and a pleasure to pull through the water.
I wrote this short fictional fantasy piece a few years ago. It is meant for older children. It has a strong defense of nature theme, and was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.
A long time ago (1959), Walt Disney produced one of the best (if not the best) Hollywood climbing films, Third Man on the Mountain. It’s “the best Disney live-action feature that you’ve never seen,” according to Karl Holzheimer, the film writer.
This is a long-form essay about a mountain ascent I did in the Sierra Nevada a few years ago.
Arriving at the bank of Lost Lake above Little Yosemite Valley, I drop the 60-pound haul bag that I lugged up the steep Mist Trail and sit on a well-positioned boulder. The recent rain wasn’t enough to freshen up the stagnant lake and I am happy that I filled my water jugs in the Merced River. I look across the lake at the impressive, 2,200-foot South Face of Half Dome.
I am using the Salewa Pro Vertical as my ice climbing and technical winter mountaineering boot. I need to put in more miles before I can come to a definitive opinion about the boot. But with the winter upon us, I decided to post some preliminary findings based on a few ice climbing forays into the Sierra.