Traveling alone is cool in its own way, but so is group travel! However, traveling with friends can be difficult and can even lead to rifts in those friendships that could otherwise be avoided. Don’t fall victim – here are … Continued
I’ve recently started dehydrating food for backpacking, and I absolutely prefer it over store bought meals. However, if you’re considering dehydrating food for backpacking, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into! There are a lot of things to … Continued
There are two types of Ragnar races. One is a through road relay race, where you get a team and some vans to follow and you relay race from one place to another. For example, there’s one that goes from Long Beach to San Diego. You’ll see these painted white vans chasing after people in costume as they run along.
The other type of Ragnar is like the one I just did in Snowmass. Instead of going from one place to the next, you camp out and do trail loops that all start and end at the same relay station.
We started day 1 of our Mount Whitney backpacking trip towards New Army Pass (note, you can also take Cottonwood Pass – both will get you to the same place). The camping area we wanted by Lower Soldier Lake was supposedly just on the other side of the pass, and we were ready to go (HA! Idiots.)! There were some thunderclouds in the distance so we all discussed procedures if a storm came through (span out, get low, don’t be the highest point in your area, etc.) and away we went!
I had a pretty good 2015, overall. There were ups, there were downs, but I definitely made the most of it! What’s important is that in each adventure, you learn something. I think in life we should continually be trying to learn everything we can – about ourselves, others, the world, life – all of it! Here are the 12 biggest lessons I learned in 12 months of adventuring.