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Morel Mushroom Hunting for Everyone

Morel Mushroom Hunting for Everyone

Gourmet Morel Mushrooms for Free . . . Our early ancestors survived by foraging for wild foods.  Many of us relive a deeply buried memory of that heritage when we experience the joy in successfully finding, and ultimately consuming, a gourmet wild edible.  Morel mushrooms are a premier delicacy in many parts of the world. The […]

Getting in Shape for Backpacking

Getting in Shape for Backpacking

Getting Ready No amount of training will make your backpacking trip enjoyable if your backpack is uncomfortable.  My recommendation is to try out some packs and get one that fits you properly.  I solved my pack issues with an Osprey Atmos AG 65.  I wrote a review of the Atmos with all the details –  including […]

Winter Wings Festival

Winter Wings Festival

Presidents Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday of February.  In Klamath Falls, Oregon, that entire weekend is dedicated to the Winter Wings Festival and birds.  In fact, the festival has expanded to four days, running from February 11 through 14, 2016.  This year the festival is headquartered at Oregon Institute of […]

Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree

Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree

Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree are all located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness on the Rogue River National Forest in the Cascade Mountains of South Central Oregon. The general area is known as the Blue Canyon Basin.  I hiked in with the Klamath Basin Outdoor Group from the eastside of the Cascades […]

Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety

Hazards of Lightning At 11:30am on June 28, 2015 lightning began striking Mt. Bierstadt  in the Mount Evans Wilderness of Pike National Forest.  Eight people were injured and three were hospitalized, a dog died.  They were 500 feet below the summit. On July 17, 2015 one person was killed and three injured due to a lightning strike on the […]

Orienteering: a Run (or Walk) in the Countryside

Orienteering: a Run (or Walk) in the Countryside

First, let’s define orienteering. There are lots of orienteering definitions, but let me offer my own simplified version: That’s a definition of foot orienteering,  the subject of this story, but there are is also auto orienteering, canoe orienteering, ski orienteering, equestrian orienteering, bicycle orienteering and others that would be defined similarly – except for the mode of transportation. […]

Feet and Footwear

Feet and Footwear

A lot of exploration can be done in a car, on horseback or even in a wheelchair, but if you want access to the most remote places, your feet will provide the best transportation.  I’m not a podiatrist, so I won’t offer any medical advice, however, I do have feet and I do explore using […]

Book Review: Shooting Stars by Phil Hart

Book Review: Shooting Stars by Phil Hart

 Awhile back we wrote about Photo Exploration and used landscape photography, close-up photography and wildlife photography as examples of genres that would let you build your adventures around your photography hobby.  Photographing stars and the night sky is another way you can build an adventure around photography. Low light or nighttime photography takes special skills […]

Introduction to Survival

Introduction to Survival

Introduction When something goes terribly wrong and you are a long way from help, you must be able to survive on your own for at least as long as it takes for someone to come to your rescue.   Making a rescue possible requires some actions before you leave home like telling people where you […]

Photo Exploration

Photo Exploration

‘Photo exploration’ involves setting out with photography or videography as the basis of your adventure, not just associated with it. In this article we explain how you can create a great adventure from your passion for photography.

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