Timpanogos Caves

On a recent trip to Utah, I traveled to the Timpanogos Caves national monument.  A easy hike up a paved trail leads to the caves, which are very extensive and beautiful.  Once at the caves, a ranger can provide a tour of the beautiful rock... Read more →

Hiker Dies in Yellowstone

A Montana man reported missing by his coworkers was found dead in Yellowstone National Park. A park ranger found his body about noon Friday near Yellowstone’s Elephant Back Loop Trail, in the park’s Lake Village area, the National... Read more →

Tip of the Week: Bleach water treatment

Bleach is a great alternative to commercial water treatment systems, and is only a fraction of the cost.  To purify, add about 5 drops of bleach per liter of water and then let it stand for an hour.  The bleach is very effective at killing... Read more →
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Harriman State Park Overnight Hike

I recently went on an overnight hike through Harriman state park.  After not having been back in a while, I was quickly reminded of the beauty of the small park.  In our overnight hike, we traveled 22 miles through grassy hills and rocky overlooks,... Read more →

Nanny goat Mountain, Pasayten Wilderness

On a recent trip to the Pasayten Wilderness, I climbed Nanny goat mountain, which is just over 7400 feet.  The ascent was not very technical, however quite a bit of scrambling was needed to maneuver the scree fields that made up most of the... Read more →

Backpacking footwear

Backpacking footwear is a highly debated topic, in which many people have opinions about the best shoe for hiking.  The reality is that everyone likes a different shoe.  Here are some of the most popular options for footwear.   Boots Traditional... Read more →

Rice and Beans Recipe for Alcohol stoves

Rice with beans   Perhaps the easiest meal to cook on trail, I like this meal for the first night on a trip, as it is easy to cook and tastes good after a day of hiking. For this recipe, regular or instant rice can be used; however regular... Read more →

Tip of the week: Olive oil in cooking

Olive oil has one of the highest calorie to weight ratios, at about 230 calories per ounce.  While olive oil cannot be consumed by itself, it is a great thing to add to meals to add calories to them.  In addition, you will save weight by not... Read more →
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