Climbing & Hiking
Cooking Equipment and Tool Recommendations for Backpacking
Every day carry supplies and kitchen tools are essential to backpacking list. Here are some of my favorite items to include in my pack.
Visiting Zion National Park: A Few Lesser Known Hikes
Zion is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parks in the country. To really see the park in all its glory, you have to go hiking since some of the most scenic and majestic places are tucked away, and can only be reached by trail.
Adirondack Hike: Pitchoff Mountain & Balanced Rocks
A detailed trip report from an October hike to the summit of Pitchoff Mountain in the Adirondack Park of New York. Pitchoff Mountain stands at 3,600 feet and is a 3.8-mile in-and-back or 4.3-mile through hike.
The Stunning West Fork of Oak Creek Hiking Trail in Sedona
Stunning red rock formations and cool forested canyons offer a variety of hiking opportunities suited for hikers of all abilities. For a myriad of reasons, the West Fork trail is considered to be the most popular in Sedona's trail system.
Exploring Rhondda Cynon Taf, a Celtic Cult Circuit
The route meanders through farmland and woodlands via the site of Darren Deusant (cliff of the two Saints) with Celtic associations. The route is waymarked with bunny logos and the number 6 for easy navigation.
Raven Rock State Park Lillington, NC
Family friendly hiking for adults, kids, and pets. Like most North Carolina state parks, this is a very popular location on the weekends. Located in the middle of the state, Raven Rock State Park offers camping and 20 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate.
Review and Opinion: The High Sierra Classic 2 Series Summit 45L Internal Frame Backpack
Trying out the High Sierra Classic 2 Series Summit Backpack was a no-brainer. With a price tag under $100 and a 45L capacity, this pack is inexpensive and has the capacity to hold enough gear for a quick overnighter or a weekend trip. Check out my review and opinion of the best budget pack yet.
Are These the Top 3 Low-Budget Hiking and Backpacking Gear Choices for the Frugal Hiker?
It's time to get out there and start backpacking and hiking. For those just starting out, you may not want to spend a ton of money on something that you won't enjoy. I will help you stretch your dollar and find excellent, lightweight backpacking and hiking gear at a great price as usual.
Hiking in Kaibab National Forest (in Grand Canyon National Park)
Are you looking for the perfect place to get out and do some walking/hiking this year? Look no further than the Kaibab National Forest in Grand Canyon National Park. This is a fun and relaxing hike, a great place to escape the crowds and lose yourself among the majestic ponderosa pines.
Traversing Taf Fechan: Hiking in the Brecon Beacons
Using the Ramblers App to find a new trail I'd not yet traversed, I was blown away with the Taf Fechan hike. Waterfalls, a steep climb, a memorial to five Canadian airmen, a ridge walk with fine views across the Brecon Beacons and two disused reservoirs can all be found on this walk.
My Summertime Destination: The Quinault Rainforest
I will be sharing my personal experience and recollections of my summertime camping trip while visiting the Quinault Rainforest in Washington State.
My Summertime Destination: Sol Duc Falls at the Olympic National Park
Allow me to share a favorite summertime destination to the Sol Duc Falls at the Olympic National Park in Washington State (with photos).
Tank Hollow Vista: The Secret Hike to Spectacular Views of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Gorge
Located in Forest Township, Pennsylvania (minutes from Jim Thorpe, PA), Tank Hollow Vista offers one of the most spectacular, scenic views east of the Mississippi. It is a relatively easy hike with an amazing reward. This hike culminates at a rocky outcropping perched high atop the Lehigh Gorge.
Hiking and Biking the Lehigh Valley Gorge: Pennsylvania's Buttermilk and Luke's Falls Two-Waterfall Hike
With rocky outcroppings and a lush, dense forest, amazing dual waterfall views await your arrival at Lehigh Gorge State Park in Luzerne and Carbon County Pennsylvania. This article includes photography, tips, and personal experiences while hiking and biking this vast outdoor oasis.
Banff Hoodoos Toe Trail Near Banff Alberta (With Videos)
In this article, I recall a little bit of time I spent hiking on the Toe Trail near some hoodoos in Banff National Park.
Why Is Annapurna Known as the World's Deadliest Mountain?
Why is Annapurna called the world's deadliest mountain to climb? Well here is the answer.
Trails and Hiking in Kalamoir Regional Park in West Kelowna
In this article, I review my trip to Kalamoir Regional Park in West Kelowna.
Englishman River Falls and Nymph Falls on Vancouver Island
In this article, I recall two July 2020 visits to waterfalls on Vancouver Island. Complete with video, I give my travels tips and recommendations.
Piper's Lagoon Park and Neck Point Park in Nanaimo British Columbia
In this article, I recalled a couple of visits to some seaside parks in Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Islands: Piper's Lagoon Park and Neck Point Park.
Rogers Creek Nature Trail and the Hole in the Wall Near Port Alberni
In this article, I review my experiences in the Rogers Creek Trail System near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, including searching for the Hole in the Wall attraction.
Bear Sightings in Western Canada (My Hiking Experiences)
In this hiking article, I recall the very few times that I saw a bear while enjoying a nature trail in western Canada. I conclude that, based on all the trails I've hiked, chances of seeing a bear are very low so long as you make noise while hiking.
Iona Jetty Trail in Iona Beach Park in Richmond British Columbia
In this article, I recall my trips out to Iona Baech Park in Richmond, British Columbia. The Iona Jetty Trail is one of my personal favorites.
Hiking Trails Near Crofton British Columbia on Vancouver Island
In this article, I recall my day trip to Crofton, British Columbia and the hiking trail network in the Maple Mountain Forest Reserve.
Heart Lake Trail Near Ladysmith on Vancouver Island
In this article, I recall my hiking trip to Heart Lake near Ladysmith on Vancouver Island from August 2020.
Cobble Hill Mountain Regional Recreation Area on Vancouver Island
In this article, I recall my visit to a park just off of the Trans Canada Highway in between Duncan and Mill Bay on scenic Vancouver Island.