I remember back when I used to go snowboarding, I don’t anymore, too many gapers on the mountain. I would get up at 4:30 a.m., turn on the T.V., pop in a snowboarding video to get stoked, and pack my …

For every outdoor recreationist, food plays a major role in enhancing the experience. For me, planning any type of trip includes a careful analysis of what kind of food will be included. Weight, calories, nutrition, and ease of use determine …

Where I grew up in Alaska, we called it termination dust. You know, the dusting of white that starts creeping down the mountain in early September signaling the termination of summer sun. Here in the states however, October snow is …

My go to energy bar? Clif. Why? I don’t know. I think it was the cheapest bar when I was on the high school cross-country team. Back then the choices were either Power Bar or Clif Bar. Now, the energy bar options are …

The time has come. The time is now. The backpacks have been filled and weighed. The kids are at their grandma’s for the weekend. The trash has been taken out and wash switched over to the dryer. I’m ready to …

You know how to finish this statement, “It’s not camping without . . .” For me, it’s not camping without fish, rice-a-roni, red vines, a campfire, and marshmallows. For others it could be hotdogs, bitter perked coffee with a layer of grounds at …