Archive for the ‘Outdoors’ Category

As I hit the trail at Zion National Park last week to run the Zion Traverse, I had all the usual gear… water, shoes, sunscreen, extra socks, merino layer and something new: Electro-Bites Fuel100 pouches in place of gels. These are awesome, to say the least. Combining potato starch, coconut oil and agave syrup in […]


#nuunbassador

17Jan17

I am super excited to announce that I have been selected as a nuun ambassador for the 2017 season! nuun has been my go-to hydration solution since I started running a few years ago, and I’m honored to promote a product that has helped me through so many long runs. And I’m looking forward to […]


New Project!

02Dec16

In a break with my usual photo projects, I have embarked on a new direction with the Southeastern Trail Runner Podcast, where I co-host with 4 other trail runners in our group from Bowling Green. We are excited to get this out of our pub run talks and into production! We currently have one show […]


Seeing the photos of the American Climber Science Program’s expedition this summer has really bummed me out. Reasons? 1. I’m not there. 2. The glaciers are gone. Not just a little bit, but completely and drastically different. So I grabbed pics from this year’s crew and compared them to my last trip in 2013. Let’s […]


I have to admit, I thought the wearable sleeping bag thing was ridiculous when they came on the market a year (or so) ago. It just looked hokey. Definitely not a “real” sleeping option. BUT, when I had the opportunity to try out a Selk’Bag Patagon for the #EpicDangerRoadTrip, I was intrigued enough to say […]


The past few months I have been posting gear reviews and snippets of stories about a rather epic road trip with my good friend Stuart Peck over the summer. Now I can share the whole story! We pitched a story idea to a great regional magazine about the most dangerous hikes in the lower Appalachians and […]


Today’s review is easy: this filter & bottle combination rocks. Let me explain. Vapur nailed it with the Element Bottle and Microfilter combination. Forget other water filtration systems that have hoses, pumps or more than two components. This is one of the easiest and most foolproof systems I have used. Starting with the Element bottle, I […]