In December, I had resolved to balance out the law with more hikes and photography. I did the research and made a plan. But like with any design, this too did not go as planned.
There’s nothing quite like a campfire meal. For me it feels almost primal to cook beneath the stars out in the woods.
It wasn’t until after a friend’s exuberant Labrador retriever yanked me off a porch that my relationship to bicycles was rekindled.
I grew up fortunate. No, I wasn't the richest kid, and I was never sporting the newest pair of Nikes. I was never the most liked or funniest kid in the class, but I was still fortunate.
Like the sun burns on my face and arms, the summer pace burnt my appetite for any more long weekends.
We are in the thick of the winter lull; some trailheads are closed and well beaten paths are covered in snow.
Who doesn't love traveling? Exploring new areas, new cultures, and making amazing memories with friends.
Most of us loyal Outbound followers have surely experienced the reliefs and woes associated with answering Nature's inevitable call while out hiking or backpacking.
You’ve spent the last few weeks stuffing yourself full, splurging on gifts, and drinking every night “in the holiday spirit.” And just like that – it’s all over, and 2017 came out of nowhere.
Where on earth can I find happiness? Isn't that one of the most classic questions we ask ourselves? You can't tell me that that inquiry hasn't crossed your mind a time or two during your short stint .
We have all experienced it on some level in our profession or passions. Drought comes to those who have a desire for perfection and growth.
Injuries can be a real thorn in the side to all of your fun outdoor plans, but they can also provide an interesting opportunity to get back to the drawing board and re-think your indoor lifestyle.
Once you learn about them, you'll immediately want to find an opportunity to go climbing.
Inevitably, people always react the same way when I say I'm hiking alone.
My husband and I met in Yosemite. He was way into rock climbing and working as a wilderness guide in the Sierras when we met. I had just moved back to California after a year as a ski bum in Colorado.
Being severely afraid of heights has never rendered my life uneventful, but it's definitely made me ugly cry a lot of times in public, in front of strangers.
1. Strength Although weight training is favored when trying to build strength, often body weight alone can prove equally as challenging and effective.
What are dreams? Just thoughts floating around? Or are they plans? For two years, I pursued this “dream” of mine — to photograph adventures.
Many of us venture into the outdoors to get away from everyday stress, to find some solitude, to bask in the quietness of just you and that gorgeous mountain you're staring at.
Thanksgiving is a time of gluttony, football, family arguments and naps. If you're good with this, keep on truckin'. If you're tired of feeling like a bloated zombie, maybe it's time for a change.
As a 27-year-old, former business development manager turned Wilderness Ranger, I’ve seen changes.
Literally, no good reason as to why it took me so long to hike to Clouds Rest. If there is, I’m really not sure what it is.