As someone who grew up spending all his free time playing in the woods, mountain and rivers, I can honestly say that good hiking shoes are more important than any other equipment. Actually, hiking shoes or boots are the only piece of equipment that I believe should never be bought used. Like with everything outdoors, they are great hiking shoes and boots, actually to many to pick from. As parents, it’s hard to decide which is the best pair, but here is some basic advice to help make the buying decision a bit easier.
As the government shutdown drags on with end in sight, our national parks, national monuments and other public lands are paying the price. I’m sure that John Muir is rolling over in his grave. In many location, user groups are stepping up to help with protecting the parks, cleaning trash and local businesses are often […]
As a climber, I can’t imagine not exposing my daughter to climbing or the great outdoors in general. Rock climbing gets kids outdoors, helps them with problem solving skills, development body and movement awareness, improves communication and it generally just good clean fun. Let everything else with kids, a trip to the local crag does […]
Now that we live in Southern California, we tend to see more and more families out climbing. We’ve always considered ourselves lucky with Claire, she was easy to deal with at the cliffs, and we had plenty of toddler/kid friendly crags to visit on weekends. I should write a running list of crags on this […]
Hiking open the world, providing you access to a variety of short local trails and opening the backcountry. For those wanting more adventure and options, longer hikes can be turned into overnight adventures better known as backpacking. Whether going for a day hike, or an extended back country trip, the right backpack for the occasion is key.
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As climbers, hikers, photographer and travelers, my family and I spend a lot of time away from home. Because of my professional lives, we do need to keep in contact so we rarely leave home without our I-Phones or I-Pads, but our Ring Video Doorbell has been a great investment for anyone who owns a […]
We are thankful for family, friends, good health, and so much more. We are truly blessed and feel thankful, not just today but every day of our lives. Over the years, my family and I have spent many great Thanksgivings adjusting to where we live. One thing we’ve always done is make sure that we have friends, […]
I have to confess, I’m not a big fan of wiping. It just seems like in the 21st century, we’d have come-up with a better method than placing a thin piece of paper between our fingers to remove any material left behind. Of course, I prefer to use toilet paper than leave a horrible brown […]
A great film about filming Alex while Free Soloing El Capitan. Jimmy Chin really opens up about his mixed feelings. “Alex Honnold’s Free Solo climb should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.” THE NEW YORK TIMES