Practical advice and musings on the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and camping. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:05:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Soapstone Prairie Natural Area Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:09:31 +0000 A hike to an area of the High Plains outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Wildflowers and birds were in abundance. And somewhere the bison roamed. ]]> 5 East Shore Trail – CDT Trail Work Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:11:24 +0000 Some trail work on the CDT with the Continental Divide Trail Work Coalition near Grand Lake, Colorado. ]]> 0 Gear review: BDU pants Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:39:32 +0000 Need some durable, versatile and inexpensive pants for trailwork and other outdoor activities? Consider some military style Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) pants. ]]> 3 Diamond Lake Delight Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:33:30 +0000 An after work jaunt to a sub-alpine lake is perfect for seeing a gorgeous place without the weekend crowds. ]]> 0 The fine art of the truck bivy Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:53:52 +0000 Maximize weekend time and camp near the trailhead. Do a truck bivy! ]]> 4 Ferris Mountain WSA Walkabout Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:51:19 +0000 A backpack of the length of the Ferris Mountains. An obscure range in Wyoming with no maintained trails. A wonderful and isolated jaunt. ]]> 4 Memento mori Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:50:31 +0000 Musings on a Roman fresco. ]]> 2 Three simple outdoor guidelines Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:10:50 +0000 Three guidelines for the outdoors: be safe, be courteous of others and their experience, have fun. ]]> 1 There’s an app for that – Useful outdoor apps Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:44:10 +0000 Smart devices can be a useful tool for the outdoors. Here are some apps I have found useful. These apps are not for connectivity, but for use in the field. ]]> 1 REI’s #optinside campaign Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:27:50 +0000 Having big sales for the outdoors on weekends rather than weekdays and evenings? Because a lifestyle is being sold. Selling outdoor gear is secondary. ]]> 8