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reviewed Into the Wild. November 15, 2010
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Let me come right and admit that I dislike Sean Penn a great deal. His politics are infantile, silly and represent Hollywood's penchant for knee-jerk liberalism at its worst. His trips to Iraq are an …
reviewed Yellowstone National Park. October 22, 2010
Yellowstone National Park
That's what we kept telling ourselves as we went through park. It's just incredible how diverse the geography is.  We came in through the north entrance and made our way through park and …
reviewed Eagle Falls Trailhead. August 18, 2010
Eagle Falls Trailhead
   I recently took my 3-year-old on his first real hike. A quick trip to Lake Tahoe and we did the short hike to Eagle Lake via the Eagle Falls trail head near Emerald Bay. The trail is out …
reviewed Grizzly Man. July 29, 2010
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Grizzly Man
 For thirteen summers, Timothy Treadwell lived among the wild grizzly bears of Alaska. An untrained but fervent bear-lover, he took his videos and message of bear preservation to schools during his …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. July 23, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
This is a true story about how a mountain climber having lost his way, is rescued by the people from an obscure and isolated village high in the mountains of Pakistan.  As Greg Mortenson was nursed …
reviewed Into the Wild (book). July 01, 2010
Into the Wild
   This is one of my Favourite books. I love wild life and when I saw the name into the wild I really wanted to watch the film. I saw the ratings of the film and decided to watch thinking it …
reviewed Into the Wild (book). July 01, 2010
Into the Wild
(Note:  Personal info)  I work at Outside Magazine (where this story was first published as an article) and received this book from my father back in 1990.  When I applied for my position …
reviewed Into the Wild (book). June 28, 2010
Into the Wild
What a fascinating book!  John Krakauer is a literary genius.  The story of Chris McCandless will live on in everyone's heart and soul.  A young college graduate who decides there …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. June 23, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
This story is true, and amazing. If you love to read real life stories. Pick this book up. Three cups of tea is phenomenal. It is one of those stories that makes you want to do something and help the …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. June 11, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
 This book really and truly was heart-wrenching. I cannot imagine the kind of love Mortenson had for the people in Pakistan. This book really makes a person stand back and look at what they have …
reviewed Into the Wild (book). June 05, 2010
Into the Wild
Into The Wild is an informative and interesting book. I read it quickly, if not exactly easily, and I learned a lot about wildlife and survival in a part of America I was not familiar with. It painted …
reviewed Johnson Ranch Trail. March 21, 2010
Johnson Ranch Trail
The Johnson Ranch trail is peaceful. Right now, in March, it's showing off just how many shades of green there are in nature. At a glance, it's just rolling grasslands spotted with a few trees, but as …
reviewed Snyder Trail. March 11, 2010
Snyder Trail
Snyder Trail is an ideal day hike. It's long enough and challenging enough that you feel like you really got away from the city, but it's not intimidating.      The trail is an out-and-back, …
reviewed How to ice-axe self arrest. March 03, 2010
How to ice-axe self arrest
I took a class on self-arresting, and for anyone who hikes mountains in the winter, you must learn how to do this!      It is ok to learn skills like this by watching a video, but …
reviewed Hiking. March 03, 2010
Hiking trail marker
Hiking is definitely my favorite sport.  Why?       Because I love the outdoors, it can be done with essentially nothing but a nice pair of boots, and it can be done year round.  …
reviewed Fox40 Sharx Whistle. March 03, 2010
Fox40 Sharx Whistle
I never thought that a whistle could actually be considered superior to other whistles. I’ve been using an old aluminum one out on the trail until the guys at OHM Industrial Designers asked if …
reviewed Into the Wild (book). March 03, 2010
Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer just can’t help but write bestselling books that are some of my favorites! Krakauer originally wrote a lengthy piece for Outside magazine about the story of Christopher McCandless, …
reviewed Pelican PC1900Y Mitylite Flashlight. March 03, 2010
Pelican PC1900Y Mitylite Flashlight
My Dad is always focused on my safety when I’m out on the trail, and he always tells me to make sure I have a backup flashlight. Before, I used to just use either my Black Diamond Spot headlamp …
reviewed Marmot Women's Diva 35 Pack. February 21, 2010
Marmot Women's Diva 35 Pack
What I particularly like about the Marmot Women's Diva 35 pack is that it is definitely a woman specific pack – it fits me well because the waistbelt is designed to fit on a woman’s hips, …
reviewed Therm-a-Rest Trail Seat. February 21, 2010
Therm-a-Rest Trail Seat
I picked up one of these Thermarest seats and I use it all the time on day hikes! When I take a break for lunch, I have a happy bottom. Just like a Thermarest sleeping pad, this inflates quickly, provides …
reviewed National Geographic: Surviving Everest. February 21, 2010
National Geographic: Surviving Everest
National Geographic’s Surviving Everest is a nice look into the life of Sir Edmund Hillary after he became the first person to summit Mt. Everest, but has very little time dedicated to the actual …
reviewed Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero. February 21, 2010
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
As an avid hiker and backpacker, I spend a lot of hours outside in the sun, wind, and rain.        Therefore, I look for gear that offer versatility, and features that let …
reviewed Grizzly Man. February 21, 2010
Grizzly Man
Grizzly Man - yes the title of the movie is exactly what it is about - a man who went to live with grizzly bears each summer: living among them, talking to them, and starting to believe he was one of …
reviewed Acadia National Park. January 30, 2010
Acadia National Park
The story of how Acadia National Park came to be is really quite different from that of most of the other National Parks in America.  Acadia was neither carved out of public lands nor bought …
reviewed Yellowstone National Park. January 28, 2010
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park. Grand Canyon is the national park which I'm most impressed with in the United States. Ever since the visits to Grand Canyon & …
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