Category Archives: Books

Boundary Waters 101

Starting in Northern Minnesota and spreading into Canada are over two million acres of preserved wilderness just waiting for you. The Boundary Waters may just be the finest place in the world to canoe, camp, fish, immerse yourself in nature, unplug and recharge. And the best part is that a Boundary Waters trip is one that nearly anyone can experience.

Join me this Saturday, February 10 at 2:30 pm at the Adventure Summit as I deliver the information needed to approach a trip to this special place with confidence. Whether you’re considering taking your first trip there or just need a reminder of why you should return, Boundary Waters 101 should be an educational, yet entertaining presentation.

The Adventure Summit is region’s premier outdoor adventure expo. Held at Wright State University on February 9-10, there will be displays, competitions and speakers providing a weekend of outdoor skill culture and experience. For more information on all the excitement, check out their website.

If you can’t make the presentation and still want to learn about the Boundary Waters, check out my newest book, Boundary Waters 101.

Walking in Circles: A New Book

Many backpackers dream of taking epic, once in a lifetime thru-hikes that take months and cover thousands of miles. The author is not one of those people. For me, the best thru-hikes are those that are still epic, but take weeks, rather than months to complete.
The Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) is one of those trails. At 170 miles, the distance is less intimidating than many, but the experience is still amazing. This is a great trip for anyone that wants to immerse themselves in a possibly life changing adventure, but doesn’t want to give up the life they have to do it.

Make no mistake, this trail is not an easy hike. It weaves through the Sierra Nevada after all. However, the scenery is amazing, thru-hike logistics are simpler than most and navigating the loop is pretty direct. Come along with me and discover all the specific challenges and rewards of a thru-hike around the TRT through my new book: Walking in Circles: Backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail. As an introductory offer, the E-version is only 99 cents when purchased through Amazon during the month of January. Be warned, however. Once you’ve finished the book, your bucket list may have gotten a little longer.