Hiking To Castle Dome in Castle Crags State Park – Photo Gallery

An excellent hike in Northern California filled with trees and views. Continue Reading →

Backup Power Comparison: AlphaESS BlackBee 1000 vs Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro

Still being a tech geek at heart after leaving the industry over 14 years ago, I have been enjoying these new battery packs that have come out in the last Continue Reading →

Portable Power For The Road: Camping + Droning With AlphaESS BlackBee 1000

If you want to keep alllll the things powered up on a road trip, the AlphaESS BlackBee 1000 is a sweet choice that can do 80% of what you need. Continue Reading →

Two Powerful Chargers You Want With You When You Travel

Your devices are power hungry. If you travel with anything electronic, I can suggest two devices to keep your batteries topped off while reducing multi-charger clutter to a minimum. WOTOBEUS Continue Reading →

Before You Buy A Jackery Explorer 500, Get The Bluetti EB55 Instead

If you’re looking for a mid-size battery pack power station, you want the Bluetti EB55, not the same-sized Jackery Explorer 500. Here’s why: NOTE: This post is not sponsored. I Continue Reading →

Rafting The Roaring Fork River In Colorado

The raft shot up the wall of a wave four feet high just 30 feet after leaving shore with the five seemingly drunk clients flailing paddles into last night’s snow Continue Reading →

The Best Shower I’ve Ever Had

As Sean Connery once said, “There can be only one.”  Sure, he was talking about immortals battling through time to find out which of them would earn the prize of Continue Reading →

The Cozy, Welcoming Side Of Wenatchee

I’ve lived in the Puget Sound my entire life.  As thus, I have stereotypes of many places around the state of Washington.  Forks is wet.  Sequim is full of old Continue Reading →

The North Fork Brewery, Pizzeria, Beer Shrine and Wedding Chapel

We didn’t fit in last night because we weren’t trying to.  Everyone around us looked local and, dressed in our synthetic hiker/climber gear, we were decidedly not.  This was my Continue Reading →