Mild, hot mineral smells steam in abundance from creeks, small lots around houses and keep the roads and sidewalks warm […]
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Introduction: The Future of Wilderness, Oil & National Parks in Alaska in the Trump era
Just last year was the centennial anniversary of the creation of the US National Parks. Since their start, nearly 60 […]
On Mountains, Love.
He felt the bite of the words as soon as they were said. “I’m not really feeling this any more.” […]
Denali: The Great One
It is a humbling experience preparing for one of the “Seven Summits,” especially Denali. The Great One. A daunting, cold, […]
Free! DIY Kindle Paperwhite Case for backpacking/dirtbagging
It took me a little while to come around to the notion of bringing electronics into the backcountry. It’s almost […]
Into the Country: Hawai’i, the North Shore and the Human Experience
It goes by many names. “The Seven Mile Miracle.” “The Country.” But what the North Shore of Oahu really is is an experiment […]
Saguaro: On Deserts, Water and the American West.
Dry, rugged mountains barely separate Southern California’s eastern Imperial County from Mexico along the Interstate 8 en route east to […]
California: The Value of Natural Beauty
There is something to be said about a state that has more than 50 million people yet still has wilderness. […]
Backcountry Recipes: Perfect Backcountry Popcorn
The smell of freshly popped popcorn wafts up from the stove after the tap-tap of kernels on metal. It’s a […]
Backcountry Recipes: Ramen Spiced up for Sea Kayking
Amidst the foodies, few dishes have exploded in popularity in recent years as much as ramen. And rightfully so. Tender […]