I’ve discussed this encounter a bit already in my article about how being close to a few bears finally helped me process and get over my fears. But, today, I’d like to take a second and fully share the story… Read More »When a Grizzly wakes you up: tales from the trail
I love the outdoors, almost as much as it feels like the outdoors can sometimes hate me. Whether it's day hikes, backpacking trips, or a cold drink at a campground, that's where I want to be. I've hiked on three different continents, and I'm excited to share all the things I learn with others. I'm also very, very afraid of bears.
In a word: absolutely. Bear spray is a must-have for hiking or backpacking in Grand Teton National Park. Of all the national parks in the lower 48, Grand Teton might be the #1 spot where you will need bear spray.… Read More »Do you need bear spray for Grand Teton National Park?
I’m afraid of bears. There are a lot of people who would thoroughly enjoy a far-off bear encounter, but I’m not one of those people. When I’m backpacking, I carry bear spray, because I am 0% interested in making either… Read More »The Best Bear Spray for Backpackers, Hunters, and More 
Taking a trip into the backcountry means your phone’s camera will be put through its paces with shots of landscapes, wildlife, selfies, and the stars (if you’re lucky). On a recent trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, I… Read More »4 Steps to a great photo of the Milky Way on your iPhone
Perhaps the most important part of your sleep system is your sleeping pad. Sleeping bags are crucial, yes, but they do very little in terms of padding or comfort against the ground. They will also fail to keep you warm… Read More »Backpackers, get a second sleeping pad -you won’t regret it
The American buffalo is a sight to see – one that keeps people flocking to Yellowstone National Park by the millions. In this article, we’ll take a look at buffalo populations in Yellowstone, covering: How many buffalo live in Yellowstone… Read More »How many buffalo are in Yellowstone?
Grand Teton National Park, located in northwestern Wyoming, is a stunning natural landscape that attracts millions of visitors each year. The park is known for its majestic mountain range, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Among the many species that call… Read More »Guide to Bears in Grand Teton National Park
Bear canisters are the top choice of backpackers, hunters, and park rangers when it comes to food storage in bear country. If there’s no metal food locker around, a bear canister is what you need. This guide will cover bear… Read More »Bear canisters: everything you need to know