Abajo Mountains

The Abajo Mountains are visible from much of southeast Utah. They dominate the skyline of foothill towns like Monticello to the east and Blanding to the south. These remote mountains are filled with stunning scenery, like the conifers and quaking aspens of the valleys and north slopes. For the locals, they are a popular place […]

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods is so colorful and uniquely beautiful that it’s fit for kings, queens, and even Gods. That’s if they like dry high deserts which are hot as hell in the summer and damned cold in the winter. This place is so special that BLM designated the road through it as a scenic […]

The Black Hole of White Canyon

Most of us have a list of exotic, dangerous, ambitious, and even mysterious items we want to do before we kick the proverbial bucket. On a recent trip to explore the canyons of Cedar Mesa in southeast Utah, I was able to cross one trip off: the notorious Black Hole of White Canyon. We were […]

The Presidential Traverse of New Hampshire

In light of the recent U.S. presidential election, we thought we should escape the media drama and highlight the drama of the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This trek climbs up and down seven major summits – all exceeding 4000 feet – in these notoriously windswept mountains. Due to the brutal […]

Map of Colorado’s Legendary Fourteeners

If you like high summits, consider moving to Colorado and making it your base camp for years of peak bagging. Colorado even tops Alaska for the number of peaks over 14,000 feet. Sure, there are higher and harder mountains up north, but Colorado has more attainable summits to choose from and a longer climbing season […]

11 Stunning Waterfalls in Oregon

Oregon might have the highest concentration of beautiful waterfalls in the country. Several other states would probably consider those fighting words, but we will let you judge for yourselves. Silver Falls east of Salem Some of the Oregon waterfalls are well-known like Multnomah Falls along the Historic Columbia River Highway. There are about 20 other […]

Neahkahnie Mountain Trail Hike

Neahkahnie Mountain (Neah-Kah-Nie) is a popular hike on the Oregon Coast between Cannon Beach and Manzanita. It’s a year-round hike although it’s going to be wet and cold if you hike it in the winter months. The view from the summit looks south toward Manzanita and includes the Oregon Coast Range mountains, the long sandy […]

Cycling in Girona, Spain – Places I’ve Never Been

OK, I have a confession. And I’ll put it out there before anyone has a chance to go back far enough on my Instagram to discredit me: I’ve been to Girona. But, my trip was brief and sadly without a bike, so when I had the chance to actually plan a few days in the […]

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