Tag: camping

Over the Divide

Time is a friend and foe. We wait through the long dark nights of winter dreaming of the days of summer – a blissful time filled with infinite opportunities. Now that the summer is here, we have to figure out what to do with all of the potential (and quickly before the sun starts to… Read more »

Ibex Ode to the Campfire

On Campfires The often-romanticized campfire is experiencing something of a moment in popular outdoor culture. Instagram photos and post-gravel ride potlucks don’t happen without a good pile of burning wood. Count the number of time-lapse photos replete with darting spark trails and the orange shadows not replicable away from a real fire that you find… Read more »

A Letter To Mothers Everywhere

Dear Mom, Thank you for getting frustrated with us. We know we pushed you to the brink of sanity. We bickered and picked on each other and tattled and didn’t wash our dishes in the sink. We’d let our energy boil up and pester you until you’d scream for us to get our butts outside…. Read more »

Fall is the Time for Car Camping and Cocktails

Car cocktails (photo credit: flickr/dotpolka) It’s not PC, but here it goes: I love car camping. To compound the dearth of political correctness: it’s due in no small part to that you can carry cocktails and plenty of ice. The change of seasons has brought on this admission. Just yesterday, my meteorologically prophetic neighbor told… Read more »

Five Things To Do as the Dog Days of Summer Yield to Full-fledged Fall

As avowed dog fanatics, allow us to geek out for a minute. The Canis Major constellation is visible in summer, and the brightest star of Canis Major is Sirius – a.k.a. the Dog Star. The term “Dog Days” originated in ancient Greek culture, though it’s more often associated with ancient Rome. In ancient times, Sirius… Read more »