Castle Rock

Castle Rock is the rock outcrop in the foreground. The higher peak in the background (called Chopper) connects to Castle Rock via a steep east-facing ridge. Castle Rock Re-Opened by Kalie WertzThis rocky ... Read More...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...

From Road to Dirt

From Road to Dirt – Making the Transition to Trail Running by Adam Vognild I was recently asked when I first started trail running. It made me pause and think back to what nudged me from pavement to dirt. ... Read More...

Sun Lakes-Dry Falls Trips

Cliffs, talus and erratics on the hike around Umatilla Rock at Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park. Sun Lakes - Dry Falls Trips by Andy Dappen Hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, … and cliff jumping?... Read More...

Ross Lake

Editors Note: Although this trip is a bit out of our general region that we cover in our guidebook posts, it is a special spot, an amazing lake and we are dreaming of summertime adventures. We thought this wort... Read More...

The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop -- What to do with Waste by Andy Dappen and Matthew Tangeman High-tech, solar-powered luxury latrines - like this one near Longs Peak, Colorado - aren't always so readily available. ... Read More...