The past 2 summers I’ve gotten to backpack the Grand Canyon, it’s been a nice, relaxing vacation kind of trip. We’ve hiked down to the Bright Angel Campground, spent 2 nights at the bottom, hiked up to Indian Garden and spent a night there and then hiked out. A nice easy way to go, but […]Read More Grand Canyon Day Hike
This week’s photo is a video. The American flag at the Indian Garden Ranger Station, with a bit of wind. Grand Canyon, AZRead More Photo of the Week 5/25/20
How I wish I could be hiking here, or anywhere in the backcountry right now!Read More Photo of the Week 5/04/20
I pulled the trigger and signed up for the Rock and Roll Arizona Half Marathon. I’ve been feeling pretty good running and wanted to go ahead and commit, so much easier to maintain motivation once you’ve paid your entry fee! I haven’t been running very fast lately, but it has felt good and I’ve been […]Read More Signed Up
I’ve been trying to get back on the running train lately. It’s been a few years since I was really running a good amount and I miss it. It can be a great morning workout, much quicker than a bike ride, and a great way to clear the head before a busy day. I’ve felt […]Read More Running!
While it has nothing to do with backpacking or the outdoors, my wife and are are big fans of animals! Our dog, Walter and my wife’s parent’s dog, Chula, are raising money for the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA by being dog models in their book! Your vote could help them get on the […]Read More Walter the Dog in the Classy Canines Book!
After an awesome time on last year’s trip I wanted to experience it again with the knowledge gained during that trip. I put in for a permit for the second weekend in September, hoping it might be a little cooler, but not really caring. It ended up being just as hot. Fortunately it was decently […]Read More It Sure Is a Grand Canyon
Packed and ready for another adventure! 36 pounds fully loaded, with water. Grand Canyon here we come! Stoked to head into the canyon tomorrow!!Read More Ready to Roll!
The final countdown is totally on to my last vacation of the year! While that is a little sad to type, i’m super stoked to be headed to Grand Canyon again. This year is pretty much the same as last years trip, just a few weeks later in the year (hopefully it’ll be a little […]Read More Less Than 2 Weeks until Grand Canyon!
Every year I look forward to my backpacking trip, usually to Southern Colorado. Putting on the pack and walking into the mountains is always such a great way to mentally escape the stresses of life. This year we choose the Conejos River area near Antonio, Co for our backpacking adventure. We hiked from the Three […]Read More Summer Backpacking Trip