Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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 […]


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 […]


In this week’s review, I look at a pair of bottles from AVEX Sport for all your hydration needs. First up is the AVEX Brazos Autoseal Water Bottle. This 25-ounce BPA-free bottle has all but replaced another-name-brand bottle for me as I head outdoors every weekend. The Brazos has a narrower profile, so it sits in […]


I had high hopes of producing a video review of the gear Stu and I had the opportunity to test out during our #EpicDangerRoadTrip in June, but suffice to say, I do much better behind the camera than in front of one. So a static review will have to do… trust me! I will finish […]


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 […]


2013 Peru video

28Feb14

Here is a quick highlight reel of my June expedition to Peru! I learned a ton and set many goals during my trip in 2011 and they all paid off to make 2013 very successful! Now I can’t wait to go back! Huge thanks to Ryan & Scott Vennell for sorting through hours of footage […]


Epiclist

06Feb14

I recently discovered a great app called Epiclist that let’s you create and share your adventurous journeys from around the world. I was intrigued by the concept and added a few from my travels to Peru, Costa Rica and China. They even featured my Peru climbing trip this week! (Above screenshot) If you are not […]


PERU 2014

06Nov13

We are back at it next year and would love you to join myself & John in Peru! We are offering a neat mix of classes via WKU in Geography & Geology and Photojournalism. Sign up now, we don’t want this opportunity to get passed up! http://www.wku.edu/go/peru-summer


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 […]