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

How to Open a Bottle with a Caribiner

How to Open a Bottle with a Caribiner

Well the story is, we were in Salt Lake City Utah for a few days and staying in a hotel. While I was out, I found this awesome looking Wasatch Raspberry Wheat Beer at the local market. When I got [...]

FUN, HOW TO
Hiking Grab-n-Go Box

Hiking Grab-n-Go Box

Have you ever been in such a hurry to get on the road or so excited about an upcoming hiking trip that in your haste and excitement, you forgot something important? I know I have. Quite some time ago, I [...]

TIPS
National Park Activities for Kids- Webrangers

National Park Activities for Kids- Webrangers

One of my 8 year old daughters favorite things to do when we go to a National Park is the Jr. Ranger Program. It’s a great way for the whole family to get involved in learning about the history, wildlife [...]

FUN, KIDS ACTIVITIES
Polar Fleece, How it’s Made

Polar Fleece, How it’s Made

Anyone that spends any time outdoors has heard of Polar fleece (or sometimes it’s just referred to as fleece).  Polar Fleece is a soft insulating fabric made from  Polyethylene terephthalate or PET. Wikipedia tells us that “PET is  a thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester [...]

FUN, HOW TO
Romantic Outdoor Activity Ideas

Romantic Outdoor Activity Ideas

Valentines day isn’t the only time of year couples want to do something romantic, and what’s more romantic than spending time together enjoying amazing scenery or the pure beauty of nature? If your a person where budget isn’t an issue, [...]

FUN, TIPS
Snowshoeing the Twin Lakes Trail, Sequoia NP

Snowshoeing the Twin Lakes Trail, Sequoia NP

If you love Winter weather, Sequoia is one of the  best places to visit. One of the greatest things about snowshoeing & winter camping is that you rarely have to worry about running into other people. I like to take [...]

HIKES, NP
3 Reasons to Skip the Super Bowl & Take a Hike

3 Reasons to Skip the Super Bowl & Take a Hike

I guess by the title of this post you can pretty much tell I’m not that into football. Some years I do watch the Superbowl, but I really don’t go out of my way to watch it. So, if your [...]

EVENTS, UNCATEGORIZED
Leave No Trace, 7 Principles and You

Leave No Trace, 7 Principles and You

Why do we venture into Nature? Why do we visit or explore the places we do? Sometimes it’s because of the absolute beauty, perhaps to see and experience something unique or maybe it’s to just get away from it all. [...]

FUN, HOW TO
Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP

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 put together. They showcase and describe a few of the most popular hikes for different [...]

HIKES, NP
Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness

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 one trip that begins in the Sequoia National Forest and you hike into the Golden [...]

CAMPING, HIKES