Terra Firma Adventures
Snowshoeing the Gold Creek Pond Loop Wallace Falls State Park, WA Hermit Falls Trail, Angeles National Forest Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel CA Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP Devils Postpile NM, Mammoth Lakes CA -The Postpile

Snowshoeing the Gold Creek Pond Loop

Are you in the Seattle area and looking for a short (less than 2 mile) and relatively close snowshoe hike that is a great way to

Wallace Falls State Park, WA

Only minutes from Goldbar, WA, the Wallace Falls State Park Management Area is a 4,735-acre camping park found on the west side of the Cascade

Hermit Falls Trail, Angeles National Forest

If you’re looking for a short summer hike with cool water and a significant amount of tree cover, the Hermit Falls Trail in the Big

Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP

If your planning a hiking trip to the Yosemite Valley in Yosemite NP here are some great highlight videos that the National Park Service has

Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness

The Sierra Nevada range has so many beautiful little gems hidden within it, it’s really hard to choose where to spend your time. Here is

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel CA

Point Lobos State Reserve is often referred to as “the crown jewel of California’s state park system”. It attracts over 300,000 visitors each year…and for good reason.

Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP

Do you want to experience Yosemite in the summer without the crowds? Here is a beautiful, moderately strenuous 14 mile overnighter that will allow you

Devils Postpile NM, Mammoth Lakes CA -The Postpile

Devils Postpile National Monument is one of those places that had been on my list of MUST sees for a while. The internet search results

Cool DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea

Cool DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea

Here’s a great tutorial for a Father’s Day gift for the A-typical Dad (that’s me). I’d rather be lost in the wilderness for a day than wear a tie for an hour. Anyways, most of the stuff kids make is [...]

FUN, KIDS ACTIVITIES, SKILLS
Snowshoeing the Gold Creek Pond Loop

Snowshoeing the Gold Creek Pond Loop

Are you in the Seattle area and looking for a short (less than 2 mile) and relatively close snowshoe hike that is a great way to introduce newbies or kids to the enjoyment snowshoeing can provide? Well, here is one my [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS
Down Jacket Repair

Down Jacket Repair

So you’ve snagged and ripped your favorite down jacket or vest and you’re losing feathers like a molting chicken. That’s exactly where I found myself not long ago. My immediate and quick fix was of course Duct tape, but to [...]

HOW TO, TIPS
Coleman LED Rugged Rechargeable Lantern

Coleman LED Rugged Rechargeable Lantern

If you have done much camping at all, you know the importance of a good, reliable source of light. There are quite a few lantern options available today, and with LED technology, they are becoming brighter while extending battery life. [...]

CAMPING, REVIEWS
Wallace Falls State Park, WA

Wallace Falls State Park, WA

Only minutes from Goldbar, WA, the Wallace Falls State Park Management Area is a 4,735-acre camping park found on the west side of the Cascade Mountains.  This gorgeous hike parallels the Wallace River, have peek-a-boo views of the cascades, meanders [...]

CAMPING, HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, SP
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

When you’re hanging out and talking about grilling different foods, I’m sure Figs are one of the last things that comes to mind, especially when you’re camping, but I hope to change that. This is an appetizer that is easy [...]

CAMPING, RECIPES
Fozzils Ultralight Backpacking Bowl Review

Fozzils Ultralight Backpacking Bowl Review

I was first introduced to the folding bowl concept several years ago when I came across an Orikaso bowl… I was pleasantly surprised with its performance but my main gripes with it were the folding tabs were fairly cumbersome and [...]

CAMPING, HIKES, REVIEWS
Hermit Falls Trail, Angeles National Forest

Hermit Falls Trail, Angeles National Forest

If you’re looking for a short summer hike with cool water and a significant amount of tree cover, the Hermit Falls Trail in the Big Santa Anita Canyon/ Mount Wilson area is a pretty good one… Just don’t expect to be [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS
Hiking & Backpacking Strengthening Videos

Hiking & Backpacking Strengthening Videos

My daughter is nearly 9 and we have been talking about doing some overnight backpacking trips this summer . This is great and I am very excited, but it means I really need to be able to carry additional weight [...]

TIPS, TRAINING
Campfire Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries

Campfire Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries

Are you looking for a really good tasting Smore alternative? My family was recently turned onto the Campfire Roasted Strawberry recipe, and my daughters absolutely love them. The best part is I don’t feel so guilty letting them eat a [...]

CAMPING, FUN, RECIPES