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

SOG Aegis Tanto Knife Review

SOG Aegis Tanto Knife Review

One of THE necessities anybody should have with them when venturing into the outdoors is a knife of some sort. There are so many instances where a knife comes in handy or quite possibly may be needed to save your [...]

REVIEWS
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel CA

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. The scenery is absolutely stunning. If your interested in outdoor photography, this is definitely a place for [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS
5 Worst Things About Camping

5 Worst Things About Camping

Here is my first podcast about the 5 Worst Things About Camping and I include a few ideas of how to fix, deal with or avoid them.  Podcasting is something I have been wanting to periodically incorporate into my blog [...]

CAMPING, PODCAST
Bass Pro Shops- Fun for Kids of All Ages

Bass Pro Shops- Fun for Kids of All Ages

The weather here in Southern California has been unbelievably hot for several weeks now. Too hot to do pretty much anything outdoors unless it’s at the beach or near a pool. I’ve been really itching to get out and do [...]

FUN, URBAN
The Camping Gear Box

The Camping Gear Box

It’s often difficult enough to find the time to go camping and when you do make the time, the last thing anyone wants is to spend a lot of time organizing and packing all of the little things that you [...]

CAMPING, HOW TO, TIPS
Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Sometimes I want to make a meal at camp that is unexpected or surprising. Pizza is one of those meals, and when it comes to pizza, my family enjoys BBQ chicken. This recipe is just as delicious and simple to [...]

RECIPES
Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP

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 to experience several glacial lakes at various stages of their life cycle. Chain Lakes is a [...]

CAMPING, HIKES, NP
National Park Foundation Electronic Fieldtrip

National Park Foundation Electronic Fieldtrip

Are you an educator looking for a new way to incorporate video content into your curriculum? Perhaps your just someone who loves to learn about the biodiversity of  our National Parks. Either way, The National Park Foundation has a televised [...]

FUN
MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove

MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove

The MSR (Mountain Safety Research) Pocket Rocket backpacking stove retails for a very affordable $39.95, but is it worth it? The manufacturer claims it weighs  just over 3 oz., and it will boil a liter of water in less than 4 [...]

REVIEWS
Omelette Breakfast Sandwich

Omelette Breakfast Sandwich

I have found there are many mornings, both camping or simply at home, that you really want a quick, hot breakfast with minimal preparation or cleanup.  Here’s a recipe for a breakfast sandwich that you can modify or add ingredients [...]

RECIPES