Trip Report Category

September 16, 2017

Guest Trip Report – Hammock Camping in South Africa

Situated in the warm Free State Province, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a great tourist attraction. It is close to the Lesotho border and features a wide array of different animal and wildlife. I had the opportunity to visit the Park after its amalgamation with the Qwa-Qwa National Park and see the full 130 square miles.

January 28, 2017

Trip Report: Kayaking on Apache Lake, Arizona

  I was invited to do a quick overnight kayaking trip on Apache Lake in Arizona in January. Coined a “cold weather” event for those coming up from Phoenix, for me, it would be a rather warm destination as I was traveling south from Flagstaff. Apache Lake is a man-made…

December 20, 2016

Trip Report: Hanging in Tropical Philippines

  Trip Report: Hanging in Tropical Philippines Guest post by Warren Kuhn The Philippines is a great camping destination. With 7,107 islands, it’s very diverse in natural destinations. You can go from the beach to a tropical forest or a mountaintop in a matter of minutes or few hours. However, my…

November 16, 2016

Hammock Tips on a 50-Miler

This summer I joined my son on a few days of his 50-miler trek up and over the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona. Since I wasn’t able to join him for the whole trek, I was a little lazy in my packing and threw together a kit so I…

October 7, 2016

Trip Report – Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail

Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail One of my favorite places for a quick overnight backpacking trip is above Snow Canyon State Park in Utah along the Red Mountain Trail. I’ve traditionally backpacked this trail while visiting family during the winter holidays. St. George, Utah enjoys warm winters, but at elevation, Snow…

October 5, 2016

Trip Report – Horsetail Falls, Utah

Horsetail Falls While on a business trip in northern Utah, I took a break on the weekend to fit in a quick overnight backpacking trip. It was also an opportunity to meet up with my cousin who took me to see a favorite hike for locals: Horsetail Falls. Horsetail Falls…

March 23, 2016

Trip Report – Sonoran Desert Hammock Camping

My son invited me to join him and his Boy Scout troop for a weekend camping trip in the Sonoran Desert. The plan was to car camp and then do a long 11-mile (18 km) day hike to cover segments of a few historic trails, including the Mormon Battalion Trail,…