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Fall in the Gore Range Hiking Kneeknocker Pass, CO Trip Report

Fall brings stunning color to the Colorado Rockies. What better way to experience the magic than a difficult hike to the top of a high pass in the Gore Range?

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Double the Fun Father Dyer and Crystal Peak Trip Report

Have you ever had a day in the mountains so perfect you forgot that you were doing something difficult? Perhaps the weather was just right, maybe you met some cool new friends, or perhaps you [...]

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That Crag Life: Rock Climbers’ Paradise

There is something about climbing rocks that keeps bringing me back. The challenge of facing fears never comes easily. Climbing teaches us to keep pushing back on that fear. The harder you push [...]

Life Lesson Learned from Rock Climbing

I stand there, frozen, unable to speak, pinching a ledge of rock about a knuckle deep for dear life. We had bushwhacked our way up a Castlewood Canyon to hang out on some walls and get our climb [...]

Campfire Tales – Short Stories in the Outdoors

We've all been there. You've got this idealistic plan of spending some time out in the great outdoors. But it's not all sunny days and easy going. Here are some short stories of what happened [...]

Travel to the Peruvian Amazon

Laying awake under the mosquito net I'm staring at the ceiling of the bungalow. The air is still thick, and covers are useless. Silently I listen to the orchestra of sound around me. Each species [...]

Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Trip Report

The 3:30am wake up call came with some ease this go around. Surprisingly, my eyes naturally popped open without an alarm. It's as if my natural body clock knew what was coming. I rolled out of [...]

Tips for Snow Hiking and Snowshoeing

It's cold, well below freezing. You're a few miles in and the weather is starting to roll in quick. 40-50mph freezing winds whip down the steep face of the mountain your hiking next to. You lose [...]

Why You Should Travel to Indonesia

I was 48 hours deep into a long, weary journey from Bali to Jogjakarta. During that time I had traveled by local bus, suspiciously un-seaworthy ferry, crappy bus, inconceivably crappier bus, [...]

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Couchsurfing – Making the World Smaller Since 2010

A lot of people look at me sideways when I tell them I use Couchsurfing. I usually get a shake of the head "you're crazy." Or a gasp, "You let strangers stay in your house?" Or, my favorite, the [...]

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