Category Archives: Trail Diary

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Trail Diary: Winding Stair Winter Overnight



  After a week of everyone in my office coming down with the flu, I got sick of fluorescent lights and coughing co-workers. So I ran away to one of my favorite places: Ouachita National Forest. Winter Overnight at Winding Stair I hiked a couple miles in and made camp under the rock shelf where … Continue reading Trail Diary: Winding Stair Winter Overnight


Palo Duro and the ultimate winter camping hack

Palo Duro and The Ultimate Winter Weather Camping Hack



Followed Annette McGivney’s advice and went to Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. Learn how Patrick and I planned the trip and what gear was necessary for winter camping in the second largest canyon system in the United States. Patrick and I had a blast. The Lighthouse is an amazing natural rock formation. Insert … Continue reading Palo Duro and The Ultimate Winter Weather Camping Hack


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Trail Diary: Big Bend National Park



  Patrick, Steven, and I go on a colossal road trip to our southernmost National Park: Big Bend. I learned that sometimes being prepared doesn’t mean that you’ll succeed. It was a difficult journey and we had to make a tough call between what was safest for the group as a whole and what was the … Continue reading Trail Diary: Big Bend National Park


Trail Diary: Eagle Rock Loop (Bears! Eagles! Snakes! Hitchhiking!)



My buddy Simon and I hit the road to Arkansas. We parked at the Little Missouri Trailhead in Ouachita National Forest and camped for the night before heading out on our epic backpacking, hitchhiking adventure! Get on the trail with us in a series of trail diaries direct from the trail! Action! Excitement! Bears (or, a … Continue reading Trail Diary: Eagle Rock Loop (Bears! Eagles! Snakes! Hitchhiking!)