A look back – 2006 Cross Country Road Trip Day 1

This is the first day of a cross country road trip from Arizona to Missouri that my brother and I took in 2006. I flew out to Arizona where he was going to school and we hiked. camped, and toured the whole way home. Visiting as many National Parks, State Parks, and places of interest on the way.

The states we traveled through were Arizona Utah Colorado New Mexico Kansas and Missouri. The total distance traveled was 1,446.6 miles. These videos are a time-lapse of the almost 1500 miles. In those almost 1500 miles we traveled through the following national parks and monuments: Grand Canyon, Zion, Coral Reef, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon Lands, Arches, Four Corners and Mesa Verde.

Nite Ize GearLine Organization System – Gear Review

GearLineThe Nite Ize Gear Line Organization System is a light weight creative way to keep things organized.  I have found them useful for keeping things organized in my tent hanging it from the loops at the top of the tent where a gear loft might attach. I find it useful to keep my glasses and other important items off the tent floor. They are also super hand to hang pretty much anything anywhere. In your vehicle, garage, house, and so many more places. The possibilities are endless.

The GearLine Organization System is made of high quality, wear-resistant webbing, the Gear Line Organization System features sturdy S-Biner double-gated carabiner clips in alternating sizes, each attached to its own individual sturdy loop, along with Gear Tie Reusable Twist Ties on each end.

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Introducing the Golden Boots Blogger Award

goldenbootsbloggerawards I spend quite a bit of time each week looking for awesome new content to read. I read blogs to learn about new adventures, new products, and even just to keep up with my adventure friends.

The Golden Boots Blogger award was created to help share my favorite blogs and to also recognize who I think the the best and the brightest bloggers in the adventure / outdoor / travel  categories. Each month 5 blogs will be recognized with this award. To find out who wins each month check out the Golden Boots Blogger Award Page. Would you like to nominate a blog that shows that they are out putting the miles on their boots in every way possible? You can submit them here.

5 trail foods that all have one thing in common

I was standing in the kitchen the other day wondering what I wanted to have for lunch when I happened to glance down and saw the tortillas in the fridge. I grabbed one added some peanut butter and a bunch of banana slices. Not a super healthy meal but it was super quick. While eating I was inspired to write this post.

Here are five trail foods that all have one thing in common. A tortilla. (more…)

Scuffing my Boots on The Pennine Way: A Short Introduction to England’s Oldest National Trail – Guest Post

Every country in which hiking is popular has its best-known trail; its mascot that anyone with even the slightest inclination to long-distance walking will know about. For America it’s the Appalachian, for Canada you might say it’s the West Coast Trail, and for Spain and France it’s almost definitely the Camino de Santiago. For Britain, for most people, it’s the Pennine Way.

6952482203_46c62e079f_zDespite the fact that it’s barely a tenth the size of the Appalachian, that’s it’s tallest peak is a piddling one third the height of Clingman’s Dome, and that you won’t find any deadly animals lurking in its environs (except perhaps for frustrating lyme-carrying ticks) it remains a tough and spectacular trek. This short article is meant as an introduction for people who aren’t from the UK to the country’s oldest long-distance trail. (more…)