We heard rumors of the pass being closed every day along our trek – a massive, spring storm had dumped on Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit. As we neared the crux of our journey through the Nepali Himalayas, we saw hordes of trekkers swell and then taper until we were only two days […]Read More Photo Journal: The Pass
A WFR, pronounced “woofer” for those that want to sound like a pro, is a Wilderness First Responder. WFRs make up a niche group of emergency responders that are capable of dealing with medical emergencies in a wilderness context. What does this mean exactly? The definition of “wilderness” to WFRs is “a setting that requires extended […]Read More 7 Reasons Why You Should Get A WFR
I woke up early on a Tuesday. I’m not talking 6 AM “ugh I have class at 7” early. I’m talking 2 AM “I fell asleep three hours ago” early. Why would I do such a thing? Visions of catching a sunrise alone at Chasm Lake below the towering Diamond face of Longs Peak, that’s […]Read More Photo Journal: A Hike to Chasm Lake
This goes for time spent backpacking through mountains as well as the wild world of foreign concrete jungles: Never. Forget. The TP. If you’ve ever been camping, traveling, or even on a road trip with me, you may not have been aware of the fact that if it came down to it, I’ve got you […]Read More Don’t Forget the Toilet Paper!
We managed to set up our cameras for a few sunset shots and a Jetboil dinner as the clouds began to move in. Soon after the sun dipped below the horizon, rain started trickling down. Swooping up our tripods, we hustled all our belongings into the tent where the rain would begin to pour on […]Read More Photo Journal: Backpacking the Great Sand Dunes