Dark corners of my mind – Solo Backpacking in Point Reyes

“How was your backpacking trip this weekend?” “I hated it.” No, seriously. I’m glad I did it, perfectly happy with the experience afterward, but a solo backpacking trip to Point Reyes revealed several interesting things to me – one of them being that I don’t like backpacking alone. I’m perfectly happy on the trail, but … Continue reading Dark corners of my mind – Solo Backpacking in Point Reyes

Camp, cozy camp

What more is there to say this time around? Perhaps that I’m a little late to the game on the outdoor front this Summer. Perhaps that when my mind and body are tired, I reach for the outdoors. Perhaps the work of camping, the quench of nature, the sense of open air, the well-being of … Continue reading Camp, cozy camp

Coming Soon: TripTarp helps you organize and stay sheltered

Your “gear list” just got upgraded with the yet to be released TripTarp, a multi-function swath of nylon that features a gridded list slapped onto a handy tarp. UPDATE – The TripTarp has reached Kickstarter status and has until Dec. 12th to get funded. Go help them out! Packing for the outdoors is fun and exciting. … Continue reading Coming Soon: TripTarp helps you organize and stay sheltered

Back to Hemlock Lake and the serenity that ensues

I’m uncomfortable with how comfortable the stillness is. Through an almost impossibly serene hike up to Hemlock Lake, the changing colors of foliage and mountain air with a tinge of Autumn, the atmosphere is still with anticipation and yet utter calm. Mother Nature herself waits for change and the quickly hushing forest is a clear … Continue reading Back to Hemlock Lake and the serenity that ensues