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Lochsa Madness 2017

Lochsa Madness 2017

Every year hundreds of rafters, kayakers, and spectators flock to a remote area in northern Idaho. One of the few places in the continental United states where an internet connection or cell service is more than an hour away.   To the urban crawler this may seem like...
Running The Milner Mile and The Murtaugh

Running The Milner Mile and The Murtaugh

It’s a rare opportunity when different segments of the population work together especially when one of the major beneficiaries is the outdoor recreation industry. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even know cooperation existed.  I am used to ranchers and farmers putting...
Death Hollow

Death Hollow

Backpacking Death Hollow a Must For Any Backpacker Death Hollow is one of the backpacking gems of the Mountain West. There are a couple options to do this trail, and unfortunately I have only done one of them. Death Hollow begins off the Hell’s Backbone Road in...
Upper Black Box

Upper Black Box

There is a canyon that I have wanted to do for a long time, but could never quite get around to it. I found out about the canyon through a guidebook, the same guide book which is unclear on how to get there. Confusion was my only emotion ,as I tried to study the...
Candland Mountain Loop

Candland Mountain Loop

Usually on holiday weekends, outdoor enthusiasts are divided. Most can’t wait to get outdoors and adventure. Others, like me, usually choose to stay home and avoid the holiday crowds. This year on the fourth of July, I decided to break my status quo. I...
Should Canyoneering Be Regulated

Should Canyoneering Be Regulated

I really don’t think it should be debated. Canyoneering needs a permit system. I often bitch and complain about not getting permits but every year something happens that continually pushes me into the arms of a permit system. During my 9 years as a canyoneer, I have...
Head Over Heels For Cable Canyon

Head Over Heels For Cable Canyon

I would like to say it happens every year, but it doesn’t. Some years I glide on through the adventure season without so much as a scratch. It’s like I am untouchable and floating on air. Other years it’s like I am desperately trying to hurt nature...
Neon Canyon a New Way to Say Vain Misery

Neon Canyon a New Way to Say Vain Misery

Canyoneers are inherently vain. It’s true! Every canyoneer on the planet loves the awesome action shot. They love great pictures and often, when they get that picture, they just relax and let it go. Others want to collect awesomeness. If there is the potential...
Reading Books on the Ruby Crest Trail

Reading Books on the Ruby Crest Trail

Ever since the posh make-up fiasco in Dark Canyon, I have adopted a policy with first time backpackers.  From now on, all first time backpackers must bring their stuff to my house the night before for a gear check.  We will pack their backpacks, and leave them with...
Payette River Rafting in a Creature Craft

Payette River Rafting in a Creature Craft

As far as I can remember I had only been to Boise, Idaho on two previous occasions.  One when I was a wee tot and my mom turned the wrong way into incoming traffic.  I can’t really blame my mom,  more logic can be found in a condom at Madonna’s house than...

Crazy K9

Death Hollow

Death Hollow

Backpacking Death Hollow a Must For Any Backpacker Death Hollow is one of the backpacking gems of the Mountain West. There are a couple options to do this trail, and unfortunately I have only done one of them. Death Hollow begins off the Hell’s Backbone Road in...
Escalante, Egypt 2 and the canyon that takes forever.

Escalante, Egypt 2 and the canyon that takes forever.

Every time I head to Escalante for canyoneering I tell people I haven’t been to Escalante for years. I finish the sentence just as my sixth sense goes off reminding me about the trip last year. At this point I have already made myself a liar so I just run with it....
River Rafting in Jackson Hole Wyoming

River Rafting in Jackson Hole Wyoming

I had never been rafting to Jackson Hole.  In matter of fact, I had only been to Jackson Hole once that I could remember prior to the summer of 2013.  I really wanted to get out of the state for some rafting and heard that the daily on the Snake River was pretty fun....
Canyoneering in Baptist Draw

Canyoneering in Baptist Draw

A couple years ago I met this totally awesome chic named Dawn who runs Bucket List Adventures, an outdoor adventure bucket list fulfillment group.  She went on a backpacking trip with me, which turned out to be about as much fun as attending an amateur synchronized...