While things used to be easy when choosing a bike, these days require more than a little guidance to make the right choice
While dehydration is no picnic and can ultimately kill you, drinking water rife with nasty critters can just as easily bring the Reaper or make you so sick you’ll be calling his name.
Answering the most important questions first
via West County Explorers Club: Having visited a couple of fire lookouts this year, I found them to be pretty fascinating places. In this age of electronically monitored everything, rangers and volunteers still head to the tops of mountains to scout for forest fires with nothing more than simply surveying gear.
When smoke is spotted, a bearing is taken using something called an Osborne Fire-Finder, basically a circular map and a sight on a rotating turntable. Once the fire’s bearing is recorded, it’s shared with other towers, who, if they are within visual range, also report a bearing. With a bearing from at least two towers, an approximate fix on the fire can be made. Using the line of sight across the circular map (the lookout tower is located in the center of the map) estimates of the fire’s location can be made if no other lookout is within visual range.
This video, about the Mt. Tamalpais fire lookout in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, is more about the view but I’ll hope you’ll enjoy it just the same.
I went on a nice little solo trip up to the Sierra Nevada this past summer, found some great back country camp sites, and thought I’d share them with you. Keep these in mind for next summer when the snow clears.
“Do you have a current passport?”
“Of course!” “…Are you sure?”
Did you ever know there was a London in London?
Watch this captivating and funny video to learn more about the City of London and its 11000 thousand habitants.
Trip reports are to Overlanders what wine is to the French—a daily necessity.
When not traveling, there are no better ways to dream and plan your next adventure.
I became interested in Somaliland as a traveler and as an economist. At the time, I was writing a chapter of an economics textbook and wanted to use the pirates of the Gulf of Aden as the topic of the chapter.
A good friend of mine (who works too much) was back in town yesterday, so we decided that it was about time I took my truck out.
As you plan your summer trips, it’s always good to brush up on your outdoor skills.
They all make great reads.
Having the right gear can often make all the difference in the world when it comes to the enjoyment of your trip. Having the wrong gear can take away from your enjoyment of a trip, …
Things have changed quite a bit in the Overland world since…
The 2009 edition was held at the Yavapai Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley
Here are some tricks I have learned over the years to make traveling a little bit more enjoyable.
Winter 2007, N69 26.70 W133 01.60
As a group, we climbed about six routes and I was able to climb three, with the most difficult being a 5.7. Here are a few pictures of our adventure.
We had all of the adventure we wanted …
One of the vehicles went into a 100 yard slide before even getting to the trail.
…The water continued to rise in the narrow canyon as we pushed towards its exit. The confluence of every inlet and waterfall filling its width…
Date: 5/1-3/2004 Trail Time: 5-6 hours Location: Coronado National Forest, SE of Wilcox Arizona. The trail starts at the intersection of Route 181 and the Pinery Canyon Road Mapping / GPS / Waypoint File: .gif Map Image (Main) (Area) / Topo 100k (Note: I have detailed GPS and track data available for this trip, but…
Expedition Portal, the international community of adventurers and overland travellers, has announced the details of their 2011 regional Overland Rally series.