We all have that wishlist of places we want to travel to. I’m no different, but I’ve listed mine here. It’s a work in progress, and will be updated regularly. This list could get long!
A useful checklist of basic hiking gear to help get you started on the trail.
Pleasant Mountain is just that: Pleasant. It’s a quick last minute day hike that’s great for a weekend in Maine’s Lake Region.
It was beautifully sunny and somewhat mild in Maine as I began writing this post, and of course the nice weather had me daydreaming about all the trips I’d like to take before I get married in late September. Part of my travel goal this year, I’ve decided, is to explore Maine more. I’ve just […]
Roughly a month ago, my family flew 3,000+ miles from Maine to visit me in sunny California. My mother, step-father and brother landed in Sacramento and headed south on I-80 West. Once they settled into their hotel, we met up for a post-arrival, pre-travel-induced-passing-out dinner. Over various Italian foods, we caught up and discussed what […]
You know, it’s summer in New Zealand right now. Watching this trailer for The Waters of Greenstone makes me insanely jealous, both as a fly fisherman and as an outdoors traveler. Crystal streams, majestic mountains, riverside campsites…I can’t wait to see this film about two friends from Tennessee who explore the backcountry of NZ. Thanks […]
Did you know you can hike to the National Christmas Tree on December 12 with a bunch of other hardy souls? Did you also know that the National Christmas Tree is not in Washington, D.C.? The National Parks Traveler blog has a nice little article about the event to be held on Decmeber 12. If […]
This year, instead of doing my own research like I did last year, I’m being lazy and pointing you to the best holiday gift guides I can find. So, while these other bloggers do all the work, I’m sitting back with my L.L. Bean Wicked Good Mocs, sipping some Dogfish Head Bitches Brew from my […]
I love craft beer. And I love hiking (so do my friends). Yet, for some reason, I’ve never taken beer on a backpacking trip. Sure, I’ll pop open a bottle after a long day of hiking, fishing, or skiing, but I never thought to actually bring the brews with me. Of course, it makes perfect […]
I’m not huge into ultralight anything. My current backpacking stove, the MSR Whisperlite International, is a beast, but it gets the job done. As I’m thinking about taking day long and multi-day long fly fishing trips, weight starts to become an issue. When the main point of my trip is to simply hike a trail, […]