We all bend the map at one point or another. Sometimes we’re lost in the woods and desperate to find our way home. Other times we’re making decisions that will impact our lives for years to come. In either case, it’s better to see reality instead of what we wish was in front of us.
Despite the fact that it provided the literal backdrop for everything we’ve done in Spearfish, I had given little thought to hiking Crow Peak. Don’t make that mistake! It’s a beautiful hike, with even more beautiful views at the top. During a recent visit from my brother-in-law, we made the trek to the summit, and the experience was worth every step. Ready to find out for yourself? Here’s everything you need to know about hiking Crow Peak Trail.
This is a fun post about why it’s okay to like bad coffee… Gas station coffee, truck stop diner coffee, even instant coffee. It’s okay to love all of it — and by extension, other so-called low-quality products. Don’t take this post too seriously. Just enjoy it. Like I enjoy shitty coffee.
Two years ago I joined two friends in an attempt to summit Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48. We never made it. Instead, we found ourselves in over our heads and wandering directly into the search for a missing hiker. The experience had a major effect on me —I carry it with me every time I head out into the woods, and I’m a better outdoorsman because of it.⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s true of packing your bag, it’s true of achieving your goals… It’s true of life. You don’t get what you expect, you get what you inspect. The trick is to figure out how to inspect everything in your life without obsessing about it.
In the past few months, I’ve been on the hunt for a locking pocket knife that I could clip in my pocket and open one-handed. The Gerber Paraframe ticks all my boxes and won’t put you in debt. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re in the market for an affordable, reliable folder.
After watching a puppy narrowly avoid getting hit by a car this past weekend, I decided to share this unpopular opinion — a lot of dogs shouldn’t be off-leash. It isn’t a judgment or a punishment, it’s simply the best way to keep your best friend safe.
Lots of people think that they can’t have an adventure right now, because they don’t have time, they don’t have much money, and they think they don’t have the opportunity. If you feel that way too, don’t worry — I’m going to tell you how you can have an adventure right now. Seriously, right now.
How does an ultra-lite backpacking company fare when it comes to making a multipurpose day pack? In the case of Gossamer Gear’s Vagabond 23L day pack, it turns out they do a pretty great job. Here’s everything you need to know about the Vagabond.
Yesterday, March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, or the Dingell Act for short. The Dingell Act has received widespread bipartisan support and will have varied and far-reaching effects on our public lands. With all of these positive changes, what can we expect for our public lands?
Spearfish Canyon’s Community Caves is a remarkable spot year-round, but winter transforms this spot into an ice castle complete with crystal columns and a glass-like floor. It’s a a steep trek up sheets of ice, but here’s how we conquered the ice cave — and how you can do it too.
Don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not telling you to flash people. I’m asking you to expose yourself to the new ideas and new experiences that will help you grow as a person. And maybe hike naked once a year.