Tag:

Running

November 6, 2015

Mt. Whitney is not only the highest peak in the continental US, it’s also auspiciously situated near the Southern terminus of the John Muir Trail. A true gem of the Sierra Nevada, and one that is no doubt on many bucket lists. It’s also notoriously difficult to get the necessary permits to hike Mt. Whitney because of the amount of…

Read the PostMt. Whitney Above All

September 18, 2015

No pretty pictures today, just a short essay. Some thoughts on running “in pursuit of” and the elusive nature of quality time – which comes in so many ways. Maybe a day at the beach with the family just going with the flow, an afternoon spent swinging in a hammock while sufficiently intoxicated, or just going out for a short…

Read the PostSoul Running and the Selfie

July 6, 2015

Salomon is a brand synanomous with mountain running and trail running. Top ultrarunning athletes from all over the world win big races while wearing the infamous red and white colors of S-Lab. At that level of skill and competition, a small edge can be the difference between winning or coming in second; however for most of us non-super-humans, the S-Lab…

Read the PostSalomon S-Lab X-Series

June 17, 2015

This is the final chapter of our series. Our previous article (Part IV) focused on using Google Earth to create maps that will work with our navigational apps. In this article we’ll be focusing on Caltopo as our trip planning tool to create digital maps – and to make some prints. This will start off with the basics so it…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part V

June 14, 2015

Our series continues and we’re getting close to wrapping it up. Our previous article (Part III) discussed the pro’s and con’s of Google Earth and Caltopo as trip planning tools. In this article we’re going to look exclusively at using Google Earth to create some maps. This will start off with the basics so it should be as good a…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part IV

June 12, 2015

This post is less about Smartphones than the other articles in this series (Part I, Part II) and more about trip planning software, however it integrates into the subject perfectly and without this piece of the puzzle the other articles are not quite complete. So, in this installment we’ll be taking a quick look at two software packaces: Google Earth…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part III

May 25, 2015

This is the second post in our 3-part series about Smartphones in the Backcountry. We just wrapped up a primer on all things-smartphone in Part I. Now we’ll take a look at several types of apps that will be essential to making the most of your smartphone in your outdoor activities. These will include apps for navigation, activity tracking, geocaching,…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part II

May 22, 2015

Smartphones… many of us own one and use it on a daily basis. They’re great for accomplishing all the tasks of modern urban existence… texting, tweeting, checking email, taking selfies, taking pictures of latte’s and charcuterie on wooden planks… you know, important stuff. They don’t seem so smart though once you’re off the grid. Don’t despair however. In this post…

Read the PostSmartphones in the Backcountry – Part I

April 9, 2015

The Rim to Rim to Rim is a classic Grand Canyon route, usually done as a 4-6 day backpacking trip, but also loved by runners who are able to get it done in a single day (with great effort!). There are several route options. South Rim to North Rim is the typical direction of travel. The journey is anywhere from…

Read the PostTo the Rim and Back

February 17, 2015

Dirty Girl Gaiters are lightweight ankle gaiters which work well for keeping out dirt, rocks, and weeds while hiking and running. As their website says “Dirty Girl Gaiters are made in America by goddesses from their empire of dirt in Green Valley, Arizona”. All the profits from these flamboyant and fantastic gaiters are donated to various charitable organizations, which adds…

Read the PostSmall Things – Dirty Girl Gaiters