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Trip Report: Ice Age Trail

When I have to attend an out of town business meeting, I sometimes try to piggyback a backpacking trip onto...

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Arch2Arch Gear Grades: Car Camping

Last summer I took the kids on a cross-country exploration to commemorate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service....

Allett: The Perfect Backcountry Wallet

I never thought I needed a wallet specifically for backpacking. Even though I considered my everyday wallet too bulky and...

Merrell Moab Rovers: Top Trail Shoes

Lost somewhere between hiking boots and trail runners are good, old fashioned hiking shoes. I don’t see many out on...

Jack Wolfskin ACS Photo Pack Pro

I have been making an effort over the past few months to invest a little more time and money in my...

Arch 2 Arch: Days 8 & 9 – Badlands & Home

A strange noise woke me up in the morning. An incredibly loud hiss that I was not used to. It...

Under Armour Big Shot Sunglasses

Like most people, I am fairly picky when it comes to sunglasses. To began with, my shades need to be...

Arch 2 Arch: Day Seven – Northern Wyoming

The night hadn’t been as cold as we had anticipated, and that worked in our favor as we performed our...

 

HIKING THE SENDERO LOS QUETZALES

Go To Panama

UPCOMING ADVENTURES

Outdoor Retailer - Winter Market

I’ve missed the last couple of Outdoor Retailer shows, but I’ll be at this one and I’m looking forward to checking out Denver in winter.

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REI Engagement

 

Join me at REI in Overland Park, Kansas, to learn more about backpacking in Missouri. Should be a good time and it’s free. I hope to see you there.

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Outdoor Blogger Summit

The Outdoor Blogger Summit will be held in Arkansas this year. We’ll be heading out on a overnight float before the meeting, and maybe do some hiking during it.

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TREKKING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Visit China

 

RECENT GEAR REVIEWS

Arch2Arch Gear grades

The gear grades from some of the items we used on our car camping road trip to Yellowstone.

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Allett Wallets

A nearly weightless wallet for ultralight backpackers who prefer something better than a Ziploc bag.

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merrell moab rovers

A hefty trail shoe that can pull double-duty for casual days in the office.

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jack wolfskin acs photo pack pro

Quite simply, this is the best camera bag backpack I’ve ever used.

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THE OZARKS

OTA Mega

THE OZARK TRAIL SPRING MEGA

Find out more about the Ozark Trail Association’s Spring Mega trail maintenance event, and why you should be supporting your local trail organizations.

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upper buffalo wilderness

Bushwhacking through northern Arkansas’ Upper Buffalo Wilderness is a rewarding way to see the Ozarks.

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Ozark trail - Trace Creek

The OT’s Trace Creek section is conveniently located and mega rewarding.

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Ozark Trail

Ozark Trail CURRENT RIVER

Backpacking one of the most scenic sections of the Ozark Trail – along the Current River through the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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“Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances.”

-Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness