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

Monrovia Canyon Park, Waterfall Trail

Monrovia Canyon Park, Waterfall Trail

This park is truly a  hidden gem within the greater Los Angeles area. Monrovia Canyon Park  is a great place to enjoy a small slice of nature so grab the kids or dog and enjoy this relaxing and beautiful hike… [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS
Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

When it’s cold there is nothing better than a hot drink to warm you up, and this time of year, hot spiced apple cider fits the bill perfectly. I love the convenience of the instant cider packets when I’m hiking or snowshoeing [...]

RECIPES
2013 New Years Resolutions

2013 New Years Resolutions

Well, I know this time of year it’s “the thing” to make New Years Resolutions that you don’t really intend to keep. That’s why I don’t usually bother making them… Except for this year! Since the world didn’t end on [...]

UNCATEGORIZED
Kelty FC3 Child Carrier Review

Kelty FC3 Child Carrier Review

My youngest daughter is over three years old now, and we have gotten an awful lot of use from our Kelty FC3 child carrier, so I figured it was time to do a review of it and tell you about [...]

HIKING WITH KIDS, REVIEWS
Trail Canyon Falls, Angeles National Forest

Trail Canyon Falls, Angeles National Forest

If you’re looking for a nice little work out in the Los Angeles area with a great payoff at the end, here’s a hike for you. The Trail Canyon Trail hike is about a 4 mile out and back trip. [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS
5 Gift Ideas for Outdoor Loving Kids

5 Gift Ideas for Outdoor Loving Kids

With the Holidays fast approaching I thought I’d do a series of posts about gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are five gift ideas for kids based on my personal experiences with my own outdoor loving kids. #1. Kids Hiking Backpack [...]

FUN
Thermoelectric Generators

Thermoelectric Generators

Nearly all of our daily activities involve or include electronic technology to some degree… even the ones in which we consciously choose to try to escape the fast paced, everyday lifestyle we exist in. Whether it’s a GPS device or [...]

REVIEWS
Pretentious Camp Chicken

Pretentious Camp Chicken

Are you looking for a super fast and easy camp meal that is sure to impress even your “foodie” camping friends? Here is a delicious recipe that no one would expect  to eat while sitting around a campfire. INGREDIENTS: Begin [...]

RECIPES
8 Unique Tent Options

8 Unique Tent Options

Maybe it’s the architect in me, but I have a fascination with different and unique tent designs, and how many of them are available. Here are 8 unique tents that I think cover everything from a twist on the fairly [...]

CAMPING, FUN
Caring For Your Sleeping Bag

Caring For Your Sleeping Bag

Anyone that has purchased a sleeping bag fairly recently know what an investment it is. That’s why in this podcast, I’m going to talk about proper washing, drying and storage in order to maximize the life of your bag. If [...]

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