Every year, my buddy Steve Sherron and I do a camping trip. Well last year, 2017, we were not able to do a trip because he got hurt on his kayak. This year we were finally able to meet up and he brought his adventure van over to meet me at the Red River Gorge for some serious 2 days of excellent camping and exploration. While we were there we explored Chimney Top Rock and Princess Arch. Due to Steve’s injury, we could only do some light sightseeing this year. Hopefully, his knee will continue to heal and we can do more hiking next year. On our second night, we traveled further north in the Daniel Boone National Forest to the Twin Knobs Campground. We had a great campsite right by the lake and enjoyed some ribeye steaks cooked on the Solo Stove Bonfire. They turned out great!!
Still making changes to my Toyota Tundra Truck Camping System. On my last trip, I had a little difficulty with the bed being too high so I called up my friend Scott to help me shorten the legs on the frame. After we finished, It was much more manageable getting in and out of the bed and I had a lot more headroom. Modifying the bed frame in this way has really improved the comfort level. We basically just cut three inches of each of the support legs and re-used the plastic caps on the ends. This was a simple modification but made a world of difference. My next step will be to buy properly sized tubs to fit under the bed for storage. I will also be making some more modifications to the top of the truck cap as I will be installing a roof rack and basket, and finally an ARB 8X8 awning All of these preparations are for a road trip out west this summer in which I will be camping each night and not spending any money on a hotel. I plan on visiting Colorado and Utah and seeing some amazing sites along the way
This hike was one that I have been wanting to do for some time. It is a relatively easy 6.6 out and back hike with only the first mile or so being the most difficult. The pay off for this hike is three of the most beautiful blue glacier fed mountain lakes you can imagine. I only saw one of them and we also had a surprise visitor on the trail but I would recommend this hike to anyone.
For my first video of the 18 day road trip, I present to you my hike up Half Dome at Yosemite National Park. This was probably one of the most challenging and satisfying things I have done to date. I am so glad I did not give up on the trail when I wanted to so many times.
Trying to find ways to keep food cold on the road is a challenge. There are many options for coolers and portable refrigerators out there but most of them are pretty pricey. In this video, I talk about my new cooler purchase and how it is a pretty good value for the money.
I am still making preparations for an epic 18 day road trip. One of my concerns is being able to stay clean in remote locations. In the video I talk about a couple of products I will be using to keep fresh and clean as a daisy.
My friend Jen and I took a day trip to nearby Ohio to check out a waterfall I read about in Backpacker Magazine. The picture of it in the magazine was just beautiful so I had to go check it out in person. I hope you enjoy the video.