Working with friends, talking with kids and through much contemplation, we came up with the How To Be In The Outdoors as a big part of how to side with the outside and above all, Adventure Responsibly!
Speaking with a Forest Service ranger a few weeks ago, he made an interesting statement: "They aren't yours, they are ours." This hit me pretty hard and as something profound. They aren't mine, they are ours. This statement, I feel, adds to the gravity of the responsibility we all have for their protection and preservation long term.
Craters of the Moon National Monument is fast becoming one of our favorite public land areas! Lot's of history, hike levels for everyone and scenery unlike anything else. Go see it and Adventure Responsibly!
Over several years of visiting Zion and especially exploring The Narrows, it has become clear that popularity of a hike does not diminish the need to prepare, or take away its challenges. After my last visit and running into some ill-prepared folks, I thought I’d put some thoughts down on what can help make an already incredible hike in The Narrows even better.