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Climbing Access at Williamson Rock, Possible Hope if We Act Now

Williamson Rock, Angeles National Forest will always be a special place to me. It’s where I did my first sport lead, and home to many fond memories of enjoying the wilderness, fresh air, and the company of friends. It’s also been closed since 2005, due to concerns over habitat for the the mountain yellow legged […]

Adventure Photography Gear Review: GoScope Extreme 2x Telescoping GoPro Pole

The GoScopeExtreme 2x Telescoping GoPro Pole is a handy tool to use to get more out of your GoPro. While the primary feature of the pole seems to be for the user to capture themselves in the action, I like to find different/more ways to use tools and found it quite useful to get shots […]

5th Annual JTree Tweetup is Coming Up! (Thank Goodness the Parks Re-Opened)

I can hardly believe it, it’s going to be the FIFTH Annual JTree Tweetup this year! While the Government shutdown made me miss out on a 7 day trip in Yosemite, I’m so glad we didn’t have to have anyone cancel plane tickets for the JtreeTweetup! The official dates are November 8-11, 2013 but we […]

Government Shutdown – What it Means for Our National Parks – Yosemite, etc

The Government shutdown in regards to our National Parks will take place in 2 phases. Part of phase one includes instructing all day use visitors to leave the park immediately. Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and groundsin order […]

OR Show – Summer 2013 Sort-of-Live Casual Perspective Report of the First 1.5 Days

I’ve been in Salt Lake City for less than three days but it feels like a week. My Outdoor Retailer experience started when I arrived at Pineview Reservoir, location of this year’s Open Air Demo on Monday night, the Open Air Demo day had not started yet but I was there because I had won […]

Indian Creek Climbing Road Trip March, April 2013

I couldn’t believe it, I was going back to Indian Creek. After my first trip there in 2010, I had said I wanted to go back right away. It took me three years, but it was happening! The first step is to fly to Sacramento, California. Not exactly the direct route, but it’s my ticket […]

Joshua Tree Freedom – 9 Days Climbing in the Park

I came back from Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday, March 6th. I didn’t know it was March 6th, in fact I didn’t even realize it was Wednesday until a few days later. This is the kind of freedom going camping and climbing to a place you know well (and having a flexible schedule) can […]

Return to Big Bear Mountain – A Climber Learns to Ski

So here’s my deal, I’ve gone skiing twice before. I’ve gone snowboarding once. But my short trips (2 days tops in duration) have always been a minimum of 5 years apart. Consequently, while I had fun on these trips, I never got beyond one blue run to my name and kept basically being a recurring […]

Trip Report – 4th Annual Jtree Tweetup, Joshua Tree National Park

The Fourth Annual Jtree Tweetup, which officially took place from November 9-11, 2012 (though many came early and some stayed later) was a lot of fun as usual. This year it was cold and windy, though thankfully not as windy as the forecasts had originally said it would be (one day had predicted gusts of […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part III – Rest Days and Half Dome

Part III – Rest Days and Half Dome [See Part I here] Yosemite National Park. Day 4. “Rest” Day The concept of a rest day during a climbing trip is that you rest your body so that you can continue to climb and so that you don’t injure yourself. Michael, Kelly and I were thinking […]