Adventure and backcountry travel around North America and the World.

SMDH: Bonehead Moves Piling Up In Yellowstone

The list of facepalm decision-making in Yellowstone grew this week as another visitor wandered into ecologically sensitive areas to "fill a water bottle" from Mammoth Hot Spring. Here's a review of the boneheaded moves so far in 2016. Read More...

June 16, 2016

The Case For Packing Heavy

We often praise those travelers who 'pack light' for every trip. But there's a strong case to be made for bringing every toy in your gear cave. Read More...

June 3, 2016

I Went To New Zealand And Trapped Vermin

In New Zealand, vermin like the Stoat are the government's "public enemy number one." My job was to kill them. Fortunately, in New Zealand, trapping varmints can be as beautiful as it is excruciating. Read More...

June 1, 2016
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