September 4-5, 2020 It’s the tallest mountain in Arizona. And it’s volcanic (No, not active!). Well, every mountain around Flagstaff is volcanic in origin. In… Read More »Trip Report – Hammock Camping on Humphreys Peak
My son and I decided to do a quick “bonding” trip and explore a new trail for us — Kendrick Peak Trail #22 — but we encountered all kinds of trouble, not the least of which was leaving some essential gear behind.
I’ll admit that I’m one of those geeks who often lays out my gear on the floor for pre-trip planning and organizing. As a visual person, it’s helpful for me to see everything and make sure I’m not forgetting anything.The Trip Tarp fulfills that need.
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… Read More »Trip Report – Sonoran Desert Hammock Camping
My son and I have been daydreaming about hiking the Sunset Trail on Mount Elden for years, yet each spring, summer, and fall has passed… Read More »Backpacking the Sunset Trail on Mount Elden
It’s been two days and my legs are still sore. The bruise on my right big toe is still tender. After returning from a weekend… Read More »Backpacking Heavy is a Pain in the Neck