My 500px Photo Stream

My 500px Photo Stream I have recently begun posting some of my favorite shots to the popular photo-sharing website 500px. I would love if you could take a look and rate some of my best works. Advertisements

Patagonia Specter ($70-80) : Best All Around Shoe

There are a few things that constant hiking and backpacking for two weeks teaches you, and one of the most crucial is the importance of a good shoe. Which is where the Patagonia Specter comes in. We hiked through rain and mud, desert and dust, even bouldered and climbed and the shoe took it all….

Yosemite National Park

There are few places in the world that inspire like Yosemite, with El Capitan and Half Dome staring down at you in the valley you almost feel protected. The dozens of waterfalls that dot the landscape in Yosemite were a welcome sight after the barren dry land of the Mojave. We were able to meander…

Joshua Tree National Park

At this point in our adventure my camera batteries had died, so all I had was my phone to try and capture the majesty of Joshua Tree. Here was my attempt,

Grand Canyon National Park

Building up to this trip I have to say that the Grand Canyon was what I was looking forward to most. My gear was ready, my camera charged, my waters filled, and I was mentally prepared for what some have said was the most awe inspiring sights. But it didn’t hit me that way. The…

Arches National Park

Arches National Park was a treat. Apart from the soaring temperatures that followed us on our trip the whole week, there were no other issues. Arches is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. It comes loaded with perfect bouldering spots that can easily turn into sport and recreational routes with the right equipment. Even if you are…

Big Sky in Nebraska

Spending a lot of time in Nebraska you learn a few things. You learn that Nebraska, along with a lot of the Midwest, changes temperature fantastically quick. During the Fall/ Spring/ Summer it can be 55 and rainy and in the span of two hours temperatures will soar to 88 sunny and humid. But my…

Monkey Bowl 2013

It has been over two weeks since this tournament in Nashville so I am pretty late in posting these. In between packing for this weekend’s tournament, in Verona WI, called Wisconsin Swiss I decided to post the pictures I had from the gameplay after I got injured. Anyone who has played Ultimate before at the…

Wish List: Revolights $250

Recently a company called Revolights has come out with a new and interesting spin (excuse my pun) on the traditional bike light. Revolights is a new company that through the benefit of a Kickstart campaign have been able to put their product in motion. I personally can’t wait to see what else these guys can do. Some specs on…

Nashville TN

This last weekend I went to Nashville for the Monkey Bowl Ultimate Frisbee Tournament and it was a blast. Though one of the cars did break down and the entire drive took around 19 hours, putting us there 5 minutes before we had to play, it was a memorable experience. After the games on Saturday,…

Spring Backpacking Essentials

As Spring is waning and Summer rears its scorching and unbearable head, it is important to note some of the essentials to make your outdoor experience all it can be and more. Being part of the First Ascent/Eddie Bauer Pro Deal program I am a little biased towards some of their gear but also being…

Wildlife Sample

Here are a few photos from my last adventures of some random wildlife. This is just a sample of more to come. The mountain goats are from a climb in Colorado. The blackbird, because I am not sure what type of bird it is, is from a small hike at a Nebraska State Park. Wildlife…

Best of Outdoor Retailers

This is by no means a comprehensive list. There are a couple here that I have frequented and supported for years, and a couple who I believe have strayed from their roots, but still have a solid product. As a fellow gear junkie I hope you enjoy, 1. The Clymb, This website is new to…

The Correct Bike

In an effort to express my troubles in choosing the right bike for me I decided to write a review of three that I chose and for what reasons. I was going to write a review of a few bikes and how everyone should decide, but that is far too presumptuous on my part. I, nor…