One of the biggest stresses facing someone in an outdoor situation is their ability (or not) to start a fire, as there is great importance placed on this one act. It not only provides light and heat, but it can cook your food, ward off intruders
The sun dipping deep into the horizon throws longs shadows across the trail. It’s been a day of white sandy washes, boulder outcroppings, and wind caves dotted with petroglyphs, but the Carrizo Gorge trestles and Goat Canyon will have to wait until tomorrow. Until then, serious
You’ve never had such a good night’s sleep as the one experienced in the wilderness a few thousand feet above sea level. The oxygen is thinner than you’re used to, it’s always cooler than normal, the air is decidedly cleaner, and you probably had an exciting
S—t happens. You know that. Whether you’re into outdoor recreation, hunting, sports, or even if you’re concerned about violent events that can happen during your daily routine, you need to be prepared. A little first aid can go a long way. Whether you’re preparing to deal with
At roughly 11,000 feet, Convict Creek bubbles out of a natural spring near Red Slate Mountain, fed via an expansive watershed located in the Inyo National Forest of central California. It meanders down the steep valleys of the Sierra Nevada mountains, towards Constance Lake and Mildred
A friend messaged me with an exciting announcement. He had just won a noncommercial river-trip permit down the Grand Canyon in the annual National Park Service weighted lottery, and—he wanted me to join him on his trip. I didn’t have to think long about the offer.
Southern Oregon is home to some of the most incredible national forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the southwest corner of the state has its share of impressive examples: Rogue River-Siskiyou, Klamath, Umpqua, Fremont-Winema and more all showcase the kind of natural beauty that has long