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Hiking a West Royce Mountain Loop

West Royce Mountain is the site of an old fire tower that overlooks Evans Notch near the New Hampshire/Maine border. It’s a rugged area of the White Mountain National Forest to hike in with lots of steep climbs that rival the 4,000 footers…

Cardiff Bay Circular Walk

The Cardiff Bay Circular Walk is approximately five miles long. You can start at any point along the route but I recommend beginning and ending in Mermaid Quay where there is an abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars for that all…

5 Best Leave No Trace Trowels of 2019

Using a Leave No Trace trowel is one of the most responsible things you can do to preserve the backcountry for others to enjoy. While there’s nothing quite as satisfying as having a good bowel movement outdoors in the crisp morning air,…

Ancient Lakes Backpack

Ancient Lakes is a popular east-side backpacking destination in Washington State, especially early in the season when the Cascades and Olympics are snowed under. The area consists of two 1.5-mile-long coulees (box canyons formed by eroding…