Into the Bear’s Den

A few years ago, while hunting elk for the very first time with my bow in the grizzly infested Lee Metcalf Wilderness, I stumbled upon a bear den on a steep hillside. In the early morning darkness, I had been moving slowly following the sound of bugling bull elk in a canyon below me, when... Continue Reading →

Hiking for Antlers

I will never forget the first time I found a deer antler laying on the ground in a Kansas forest while on a hike. There was magic in seeing those polished white points sticking up from a bed of golden leaves; like a gift from the forest. I became so hooked after that experience, that... Continue Reading →

Winter Snowshoe Camping

When I moved to Bozeman, Montana a few years back, I spent as much time alone in the mountains as I possibly could. One activity I always wanted to try, was backpack camping in the winter. Despite the intimidation I felt at having never camped in the snow before, I decided to try it one... Continue Reading →

Backcountry Kitchen

This is the next chapter to my forthcoming ebook, and just like in other chapters, this theme is about moving light and fast. I know there are an infinite amount of other options and expert opinions out there for backcountry kitchen strategy, but this is the one that works for me, and has been tested... Continue Reading →

The Beartooth Traverse Update #1

My long awaited adventure to traverse the Beartooth Range and tag Granite Peak in Montana in one attempt, is quickly approaching. Since childhood I have been obsessed with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with its remoteness and pristine ecological state. Crossing the entire Beartooth Range will hopefully pacify a deeply rooted wanderlust... Continue Reading →

Suffering

Last weekend, despite the flurry of sleet and snow and rain- I decided to go on an off-trail exploratory trek to an area not far from my home in the White River National Forest, in western Colorado. I had no reason to go out- no real purpose; I simply needed to move, to claw and scramble... Continue Reading →

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