life Outdoors

How not to get Airlifted Out of a Slot Canyon

I’m sure if you asked anyone in our family who had the biggest chance of ending up on the news or having to be airlifted/rescued out of a dangerous canyon at night they would say it would me. You don’t spend your days hiking to the tallest peaks in southern California and tumbling down some …

I’m a Tulip Hating Monster. Why I Hate Springtime

I’m not the kind of person who enjoys springtime. I know, I know I sound like a tulip hating monster but I just love winter time and snow days and Christmas nights and my North Face snow boots so much. Every year as March starts to dawn and the days get a little less chilly …

Godzilla

Carly and I had been hiking for eight hours. I was sweaty and she was a stinky muddy mess. We were both exhausted and near delirious with happiness when we saw the dirt┬áparking lot ahead and spied my dusty Subaru in the shade. Than I heard the most God awful sound, My first thought was …

The Majestic Marmot; That Cuddly Bastard!

As soon as we realized the keys were missing I knew it was those┬ádamn marmots. It had to be those cute marmots who I just couldn’t get enough of. I had literally spent the last hour wandering our camp site and instead of singing “Here kitty, kitty” I was shaking a bag of organic sprouted …