Adventures of the trash family

Look, I’m not trying to pretend I’m someone that I’m not so let me level with you – I would never have chosen to go off-roading if my dad hadn’t been along for the ride. With such a camping, hiking, rafting, outdoor adventure focused trip planned I knew I needed to throw something into the […]

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When it rains it pours

When you plan a trip months ahead of time you have no way of knowing what the weather will be. And so when the trip comes and the forecast is looking less than ideal you have no choice but to grit your teeth and bear it. That is exactly what we did for our family […]

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The steps to take to take the steps

So you want to do a thruhike, eh? Have you been bringing thruhiking up for years, telling anyone who will listen that someday you want to do a thruhike? Or have you been hiding the desire deep down in the folds of your soul, barely letting yourself believe that you want to thruhike? Either way […]

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Snow Camping 101

Look, winter is a rough time of the year for many of us adventurers. Even with the new addition of resort skiing to our repertoire we still find ourselves languishing without frequent bouts of tent time. But I am here to tell you that a winter backpacking trip is NOT outside of your world of […]

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PCT Food Review: Dinner Pt. 1

The food reviews continue. Now we move on to the really exciting stuff: dinner. Dinner was often the best part of the day for us, by far. It was the only time we were assured a filling meal. Trail food is it’s own unique class of food. We learned that quickly on the AT and we […]

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Pico De Orizaba

No, Pico de Orizaba isn’t a dip for tortilla chips. That is pico de gallo. Get your picos right people. So what is Pico de Orizaba, you ask? Well you see the thing is I haven’t been completely honest with you. Not that I have been actively lying to you, but I haven’t been as […]

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PCT Food Review: Snacks

Alright, installment number two in our review of the food we ate on the PCT. Today we will be talking about snacks. A lot of people have actually asked us what we ate during the day while we were hiking because apparently figuring out what to pack for a jaunt in the woods is trickier […]

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PCT Food Review: Breakfast

Eventually these posts will comprise a comprehensive list of everything that we ate on the Pacific Crest Trail. They will include how each meal was made/assembled, how we prepared it on trail, and our verdict with regards to tastiness.  I’m doing it! I am getting around to actually reflecting on our time on the PCT […]

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The Gear Closet(s)

Ever since I was a small child I have dreamed of owning my own gear closet. Okay, that is a  bit of an exaggeration but it certainly feels that way. My desire for a gear closet (a magical room or space where our outdoor gear gets to live, unfettered by bins and stuff sacks, stored […]

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