Posts Written By: Aaron

Steel Creek to Kyle’s on the Buffalo

Steel Creek to Kyle’s on the Buffalo
The first half of the day was sunny and warm with only a few small sections where our boats drug bottom. Other sections of riffles were really fun at this water level. The low water exposes rocks and boulders that are usually below the surface. The obstacles create narrow waterways that are really fun to navigate if your kayak is maneuverable enough.
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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
The scenic byway through Zion Canyon itself had some of the most incredible opportunities for photography. Particularly the Court of the Patriarchs allowed for some great shots of the giant peaks here that jut up into the sky.
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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon
Desert View road was worth the time it took to make the drive and take the stops at viewing points for sure, but it wasn't until the evening trip on Hermit Road when the sun was setting that the canyon really showed it's "true colors"
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Hercules Glades Wilderness

Hercules Glades Wilderness
It's Fall now and apparently quickly turning into Winter with the temperatures dropping so quickly! This is my favorite time of year for backpacking and kayaking. It's also the time of year that I begin to fight my number one outdoor battle…getting a comfortable night's rest! I'm going to dedicate some blog space and gear testing time during this cold season to the pursuit of a comfortable night's rest in cold weather.
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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
I have to be ready at all times to carry or alternately chase after a 25 pound bundle of energy. Thank you Chaco USA for understanding and making these Z2s especially for the thrill-seeking Mothers of toddlers. What? You made them for river guides? The box must have said River Rats, I thought it said Rug Rats. Well, I would never have known if you hadn't said something ;)
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Platypus Platy Bottles Review

Platypus Platy Bottles Review
Some of the other great things are that it weighs less than any other water storage method I know. Platypus says that it actually weighs 80% less than a hard bottle of equal volume…every ounce counts. Also, it's BPA free and I've never noticed that "plasticky" taste that I often get from hard water bottles.
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