Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Stove – Short-Term Review & Related Ramblings

Ever since I started making camping an integral part of my life I have strived to find products that meet my needs as efficiently and simply as possible. A couple other criteria I want any tool I use to possess are a robust build quality and fitting into the limited space available in the Tacoma. …

Sonoran Desert National Monument

While in the general area quenching our thirst to find out about the Corona Satellite Calibration Targets we had seen signs mentioning the Sonoran Desert National Monument and wanted to go explore. Sitting about 60 miles southwest of Phoenix it comprises 496,600 acres of cactus forests among untrammeled plains and rugged mountain ranges. It was …

Four Waterfalls, One Spring, One Lake, 11 Miles, One Day

Fair Warning: This is going to be a longer, more picture-heavy post because this was a longer, picture-heavy day. We’ve used our camping spot in the Deschutes National Forest as a base of operations to visit several attractions within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument but weren’t finished with the area just yet. Knowing we were …