Hey Brett what gives? I thought you were a travel blog with sports, politics and history intermixed or maybe you were a history blog with everything else intermixed? Regardless of whatever this is, you haven’t updated in forever and how else are we your (handful of) faithful readers going to pass the time at work?! Well … More Independence in the Natural State
I normally don’t like slideshows, the sites are clunky and the information is garbage. But this one is actually worth your while and you might learn something. Esquire put together a list of 21 best campsites in America. This isn’t a list of random national and state parks but is instead a mix of preserved … More Esquire: 21 Best Campsites in America
A few weeks ago I posted a list of the best potential national parks. On that list was the long rumored/planned/hoped park that would encompass Baxter State Park and preserve tens of thousands of acres of Maine’s north and western woods. This week the Bangor Daily News team published a more in-depth editorial calling for … More Bangor Daily News: Why a National Park Makes Sense for Maine’s North Woods
After the disappointment that we won’t name for our last outing…we will just call it Turner F. (no that’s too obvious…T. Falls)…Whiskette and I were stumped about where to get our outdoors fix. Oklahoma City is more pleasant that I anticipated but when it comes to nearby outdoors sites it pales compared to Austin. Even … More A Gem in the Middle of Nowhere: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Last week the National Parks Service said they would not oppose a move by President Obama to rename Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America and centerpiece of Denali National Park, to Mt. Denali. Denali is the original name the Alaskan natives had given the mountain before it was renamed by American explorers in … More Denali? McKinley? What’s Going On Up There!?
We’ve had a pretty good run. Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, even Enchanted Rock and Pedernales Falls (which will get retroactive posts at some point)…this year has been filled with great outdoor experiences. Gorgeous vistas and landscapes coupled with relative isolation from the busy outside world (including complete isolation in parts of Big Bend) were … More Turner Falls And Chickasaw Natl’ Recreation Area: A Let Down And A Solid Park
It might be August 2015 and President Obama might have almost a year and a half left in office but the scent of lame duck is cooking strong in the White House kitchen. Campaign 2016 is, amazingly, already in full swing and Obama himself has moved on to the “policy moves I can only make … More The Next National Park?
It’s hot. When Canada is on fire you know conditions on the continent are hot. And dry. Texas had the wettest May on record, enough to break the staggering drought that has gripped the state for years. As soon as the calendar flipped to June though…well let’s just say it’s been two months and parts … More Palo Duro: A Fairly Grand Canyon
One of the hardest things about life is doing something for the first time or going into something blind. There is a certain exhilaration but also a decent amount of fear and uncertainty that comes with a first date, moving to a new city, going to a new school, or just trying something new in … More Big Bend and Back Again