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…

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…

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…

Los Angeles

There’s nothing like 25 degrees and the threat of snow to help you remember trips like the one I took to Los Angeles. I stayed on UCLA’s campus with a friend, took trips to the Getty Center, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Even with getting lost at 3am and the price of fine dining…

Gray’s/Torrey’s Peak

  One of the last hikes I did was to bag Gray’s and Torrey’s Peaks in Colorado, and with school and work I haven’t been able to get out on any fun trips. I’ve been stuck here. I thought I would put this up to remind myself it is only a few short months until…

Maine Running

Maine Running

My summer months are spent on the northeast coast, working a sports camp. I started a run club there and we do a few races throughout the summer, the most important of course is the Casco Day’s Race

Capital idea

I live right next to the capital and walk through his hallway almost everyday. So when the Plains Song, a journal of only local pieces to emphasize the beauty of the State, asked for some local photos I was quick to oblige with this one from the capital building.

Pictures Published

A few months ago I sent in two photos to be published in the University of Nebraska’s undergraduate Literary Magazine Laurus, and I heard back from them today and they accepted this photo. It is from a trip I took to Montreal in QC, Canada. Rad.

Backpacking dreams

My main man R.D., his brother Jesse and I are planning a trip to Moab UT in the spring. But this trail is calling my name too Utah backpacking trail, courtesy of It’s snowing here, and it is right about now that I start missing Maine summers.