Trail Cooking

Chicken and Mushroom One Pot Pasta

An easy to prep one pot pasta backpacking recipe, using freeze-dried mushrooms, onion, garlic, and chicken to lower the weight. The flavor of this dish comes from the freeze-dried mushrooms (which don't need the soaking of air-dried mushrooms that one buys in the grocery store, though they can be used instead - I have found… Continue reading Chicken and Mushroom One Pot Pasta

Gear · Hiking · Hiking Gear

Reviewing Topo Athletic Shoes

A few months back Kirk wanted to get new shoes for the treadmill and gym workouts, so we stopped into a runner's store in Bellingham, Wa. My workout shoes were mostly worn out, so I decided to look. There was a college guy working who I got, and we chatted about better workout shoes. Turned… Continue reading Reviewing Topo Athletic Shoes

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Living The Bougie Life at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Until this trip I had never really ever thought about going to an "all inclusive" resort on a beach. But Kirk sold me on it. We flew into San Jose del Cabo a couple days before we were to leave on a boating trip into the Sea of Cortez and he wooed me with "you… Continue reading Living The Bougie Life at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

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The Sea Lions of Isla Lobos

Off the shore of Isla Partida in the Sea of Cortez, we met the crew of The Cortez Club, who were taking us to Isla Lobos, which sits just north of Partida. To visit Isla Lobos you must use a local vendor out of La Paz, as the area is highly regulated now, and you… Continue reading The Sea Lions of Isla Lobos

Hiking

Isla Partida and Playa Ensenada Grande

As the sun started thinking about rising above the Sea of Cortez, we sailed towards Isla Partida. As the sun came up, I could see at least 2 cinder cones, high above the water. We anchored off the island for the day. Isla Partida sits next to Isla Espíritu Santo, separated by a narrow channel.… Continue reading Isla Partida and Playa Ensenada Grande