boise national forest, bogus basin, stack rock boise

I’ve lived in Boise for most of my life, and only just recently hiked Stack Rock for the first time.  I had no idea just how huge and imposing the actual...

Pulau padar island komodo national park hiking indonesia

Pulau Padar (Padar Island) is the third-largest island in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, after Komodo and Rinca Islands.  It’s famous for the breathtaking views it provides of the Komodo archipelago. For...

Charlie and Theanie on the trail

When our dogs see their backpacks, they have a tendency to freak out a little.  After a long winter of casual walks and backyard fetch games, getting into the mountains and...

Boise downtown at sunset camel's back park hull's gulch reserve

If you look up Camel’s Back Park or Hull’s Gulch, you’ll be shown pages upon pages of all the great activities you can do around this part of Boise.  It’s not...

Note: This trail is closed until the beginning of 2019 due to fire damage. The Crooked River Trail is a very easy trail located in the Boise National Forest.  This whole...

Quick note: I link to a lot of stuff in this article but this is not a sponsored post, these are the products we’ve had success with and I’m including links...

Twin Lakes Idaho Sawtooths Alice-Toxaway Lakes Loop backpacking hiking alpine

We all have those formative life experiences, the ones that either teach us a lesson about ourselves or the world around us, or maybe both at the same time.  Sometimes these...

I was planning on making  this post a part of my Vacation Chronicles: Alaska series, but when I sat down to write it things got a little out of control.  We...

Check out Vacation Chronicles: Anchorage, Alaska for more info about things to do in AK! Seward is a small city located in the Kenai Peninsula.  It is a popular tourist destination thanks to...

Ok, ok; that title is the most cheeseball thing I’ve ever written, but bear with me.  Valentines Day is for being gushy and ridiculous about the people we care about, so...

The one word that comes to mind when I think of Alaska is WILD.  That might just be some very successful state marketing, but it truly is the most wild place...

Superstition Wilderness view, seguaro cacti drive to trail 110

Throw back to my very first backpacking trip!  As far as gear goes, I was woefully ill-equipped for this adventure, but the beauty of the desert and the historically charged final...