Posts Tagged ‘tennessee’

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 […]


My good friend Stuart and I embarked on a quest to search out and explore some of the most dangerous hikes and trails in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of the Appalachians last week for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. We traveled to Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia & Kentucky and found a couple of the toughest […]


Six years ago, I photographed Sarah’s wedding, above, in Lexington. We had an awesome day in the downtown area and bid the happy couple good luck. To my surprise, I received an email a few weeks ago from Sarah. Life happened and things had changed. Sarah & Jeff had met three years ago, moved around […]


I had the opportunity to take a great road trip to Clarksville, Tenn. yesterday to go climbing with Stuart, Bryan and Austin (who we just met). At the end of the day I took the chance to lead – and nailed 2 routes. Granted, they were 5.4 & 5.5, but I’m just learning so I […]