Best Hiking Places In The United States

Hiking is often considered to be a source of healthy exercise, both for the mind and the body. As we hike through the rough terrains, the uphill trails and the obstacles of mother nature, we exert physical exercise on our body, but at the same time, it's also about wandering the beauty of this earth and uncovering this beauty in various places where one might not expect to find it. Discovering the earth is the base human desire, it is simply something we're all born with. While spending some … [Read more...]

Episode 70: Backpacker Christmas

In Episode 70, we talk about some great hiking and backpacking gift ideas for the Holidays.  Cardiac and Drone Boy are back on the show to talk about outdoor gear for beginners, weekend warriors, long-distance hikers, and kids - and just in time for the Holiday shopping season.  We also offer up some backpacking gifts for $50 or less, and review some not so wonderful gift ideas from Christmas past. You can see the live video recording of this podcast on Drone Boy's YouTube channel, or … [Read more...]

Episode 53: Backpacker Diaries

In Episode 53, I speak with Amos Prudhon about his YouTube channel titled Backpacker Diaries - which documents his numerous ventures into the backcountry of the U.S and Canada.  Amos does an excellent job at capturing the experience on the Trail - and focuses on multi-day and multi-week backpacking trips that are well within the reach of most backpackers.  On the show, we discuss his recent hike on the Sawback Trail in Banff National Park and we talk specifics about securing a permit, … [Read more...]

Chimney Top

Had a chance to hike to Chimney Top in the #Smokies last weekend. Last 0.2 mi of the trail still closed from 2016 fires. Interesting to see how they affected the area. … [Read more...]

Storm Audible

Pulled an audible to #backpack to Strom Thurmond lake this weekend. Not a drop of rain at our blue dot last night but plenty at our original destination in the #Smokies. … [Read more...]

THE BADLANDS, NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA – JUNE 9, 2017

As part of 50 x 50 x 50 (50 hikes in 50 States before 50 years), we visited the Badlands of both North & South Dakota - the two States that remained in my quest to hike in all 50 States.  During the trip we stayed in the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and visited the front country of Badlands National Park in South Dakota.  Both had unique terrain and abundant wildlife.  Here's the recap. … [Read more...]

Hiking The Lower Paddock Trail

The Camel hiking the The Lower Paddock Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. … [Read more...]

Protected: It’s A Little Snug Back There!

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We Have Bison

We had bison in our campsite and bison on the Trail, so this was anti-climatic.  But here's one from the car... … [Read more...]

Our room with a view at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Our room with a view at #TheodoreRooseveltNationalPark. A podcast from this trip coming soon - titled The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!   … [Read more...]