Hiking the John Muir Trail is a once in a lifetime experience. Learn from my mistakes with these JMT hiking tips I wish I had known beforehand.
Broken Top Loop is a dramatic and varied 22 mile backpacking route through Three Sisters Wilderness, west of Bend. Here’s a guide to logistics, campsites, and what to expect.
Route and logistics guide to Devil’s Dome Loop, a dramatic 40ish mile backpacking route in the North Cascades. The views are heavenly, but the devil is in the 5000+ foot climb…
Joshua Tree National Park for active outdoor adventure lovers: hiking, biking, camping, and climbing highlights.
If you’ve already hiked to Cone Peak in the Ventana Wilderness and want something bigger, this burly multi-day trek along North Coast Ridge might be just the thing.
The 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail makes a fantastic lightweight backpacking route. Here’s a 7 day TRT itinerary, plus gear and logistics notes, from my TRT thru-hike.
Looking for something tall to hike to the top of? This list of challenging hill climbs in the San Francisco Bay Area has you covered.
Here’s 614 miles of lightly trafficked, wide-open eastern and central Oregon bicycle route. The only catch: it’s half pavement and half dirt. This mixed terrain adventure has a bit of everything.
Thinking about taking on the notorious Cactus to Clouds hiking route? Here’s what you must know before attempting this epic and potentially dangerous day hike from Palm Springs.
Hiking Cone Peak might be the most spectacular thing you can do in the Big Sur area. Here’s a trail guide to the four different Cone Peak hiking routes.
Mineral King Loop refers to several amazing and lesser-known backpacking routes in Sequoia National Park. Here’s a trail guide to four possible Mineral King hikes.
How many days does it take to hike the John Muir Trail? It depends! Here’s how to calculate the JMT hiking pace that’s right for you.
What’s the best Tahoe ski resort? Depends on what you’re looking for. A Tahoe regular reveals the best skiing in Tahoe for YOU.
Wondering where to sleep on a budget while bicycling across the US? It can be tricky. Here are 14 ideas to help you save money and sleep well on a US bicycle tour.
This quick bikepacking getaway up to Black Mountain, where you can bike camp under the stars, is perfect for an overnight escape from the SF Bay Area peninsula.
Reflections and lessons from a touring cyclist dabbling in ultra-distance bike racing. Or, “How NOT to race a bicycle across the US.”
The Mount Tallac Trail in South Lake Tahoe is a gorgous, dramatic, challenging day hike with sweeping views. Here’s what to know before you go.
Outdoor adventurers: here’s your guide to all the best outdoorsy things to do in Bend, Oregon. Hiking, biking, climbing, camping, river floating, and beer drinking – Bend has it all!
These six long rail trails are scenic, historic, mostly flat, and 100% car-free. Pick one for your next weekend or multiday bicycle tour in the United States.
Your guide to hiking, camping, MTB, family fun, and small mountain towns in the Lost Sierra and Lakes Basin region near Downieville and Sierra City.
Looking for some wide open space therapy? Look no further than these six California desert destinations, full of amazing camping, hiking, biking, climbing, and more.