life Outdoors

A Smoky Summer’s Day in Yosemite National Park

You know you are a horseplayer when you just can’t stop calling Tioga Lake Tiago Lake after a semi-famous Peruvian jockey. Maybe it was the smoke filling my lungs and cutting off the flow to my brain but I just can’t seem to call this lake by its proper name. Or maybe it’s because I …

Rattlesnake aversion training and why it is right for your dog

I was hiking through a quite early morning forest lost in my own thoughts (Okay thinking about what digestive explosion of culinary delights I would create for lunch) The Stellars Jays and orange bellied robins were chirping in the Jeffrey Pines lining both sides of the trail as my pup and I made our way …

Oboz? Oh No! Why you don’t want to buy this popular brand of hiking shoes

Have you ever wondered what it was like to wear heavy cardboard boxes on your feet? Have you ever hated a shoe? Do you remember that scene in Wild where Cheryl Strayed (Portrayed by a sweaty Reese Witherspoon) threw her hiking boots off the mountain? Welcome to the world of the Oboz Mystic Low B’day …

Once Upon a Time at the Monarch Pass

Colorado is terrifying. I have literally been about to shit myself half of this gorgeous green cowboy and cow horse filled state. In between hikes up 12,000 foot mountain passes and glorious meals of Indian food delights, we decided to take the 35 foot RV up and over Monarch Pass. I seriously can not even …