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Hiking in Colorado: A Warm (and Then Cold) Welcome to the Rockies

“Hiking in Colorado” is part of a series of posts from our 2016 road trip. For other stories from the road, check out On the Road, my collection of posts related to that adventure. On the morning of day six of our journey, we said our goodbyes to Eric and Alicia and left Rapid City in fog and rain, heading… Read more »

On the Road: A Good Stay in the Badlands

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This is the first installment of a new series of posts titled “On the Road,” detailing our adventures during our month-long road trip in Autumn 2016. There’s a lot of material I hope to cover from this adventure, and I hope you enjoy reading about our journey. If you’ve read the post about our first trip to the Badlands, you… Read more »

Great River Trail Trash Trek: All Geared Up!

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All the gear I'll need for the Great River Trail Trash Trek

It’s now officially less than one week until my departure date, and though I still have packing and shake down to do, I feel ready. In my previous update I outlined my itinerary, so as I enter the final stages of preparation I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the gear I’ll be using for… Read more »

Five Great Reasons to Go for a Hike

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This past weekend we went out in the unseasonably warm weather and enjoyed a great hike at a nearby historic site. Have you been out hiking lately? Here are five reasons that you should!

Perfect Moments: The Circling of the Birds

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When I was an undergraduate, I frequently hiked at a small nature preserve, Douglas Hart Nature Center, near where I lived. The trails were neither long, nor challenging, but the walks allowed me to relax and clear my head a bit. There was a small deck overlooking a pond roughly halfway along the looped trail, and it was a nice place to… Read more »

Honeymooning Part 3: The Stratobowl and Trail Riding

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Wade and Clarissa at the Stratobowl overlook.

Installment number 3 detailing our honeymoon adventures. This post includes our experience hiking the Stratobowl, and important part of America’s aviation history. This post also details our trail riding experience at Rockin R Trailrides.

Gear Review & GIVEAWAY: Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Daypack (Giveaway Concluded)

If you’ve been reading my posts, especially my review of my Volta Rolltop, then you know how much I respect and admire Cotopaxi.  My Volta has treated me so well that when I started looking for a daypack, I wanted to check out Cotopaxi’s Luzon 18L Daypack. So Clarissa and I each ordered one, figuring we could get our first… Read more »