Gear Review: La Sportiva Bushido II

La Sportiva Bushido II Review: A Great Update to the Original Bushido

La Sportiva has updated the much loved Bushido with a new upper and an additional 4mm of cushion in the midsole. The La Sportiva II still has the precise fit, stable ride, and grippy traction of its predecessor, but is now better suited for longer days on the trail. I’ve been wearing the Bushido II since its release a few months ago, and will share my thoughts in this review. 

Camping at Ricardo Campground - Red Rock Canyon State Park

Camping at Ricardo Campground – Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park is located at the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and features vividly colored desert cliffs and dramatic rock formations. In this post, I’m going to provide all of the information you need to stay overnight at Red Rock Canyon’s only option, Ricardo Campground.

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22L Day Hiking Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22L Day Hiking Backpack

The Osprey Talon 22L is a lightweight and fully featured backpack that’s perfect for peak bagging, quick hikes, and long days on the trail. The Talon 22L provides an impressive blend of comfort and features for a sub 2lbs day pack. The Osprey Talon 22L has been my pack of choice for the past six months, and I will share my experience with it in this review.

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Shoe

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Shoe

The Speedgoat 3 is a max cushion trail shoe from Hoka One One that’s quite possibly the most popular trail shoe around right now. The Speedgoat 3 continues with the exact same midsole and outsole as the Speedgoat 2, but brings in a revised upper to address some complaints about the v2’s fit. I’ve been wearing the Speedgoat 3s over the past few months on hikes, trail runs, and even some road runs, and will share my thoughts in this review. 

3 Best National Parks for RVs

The 3 Best National Parks for RVs

The National Parks of America are full of mountains, deserts, valleys, and everything else in between. All offer natural beauty and spectacular views so it’s no wonder that they’re extremely popular with RVers. While all of them will make for a remarkable vacation, there are three that are a fantastic place to start for anyone. The one thing they all have in common (besides the beauty) is RV hookups. While you don’t need hookups to enjoy an RV vacation, they sure make life easier.

Hiking the Franconia Ridge Loop

Hiking the Franconia Ridge Loop

New England hiking trails don’t get as much love as their western/West Coast counterparts (kind of like skiing), but they’re definitely worth trying out if you have a chance. One of the most popular is the Franconia Ridge Loop in New Hampshire, a strenuous 8.9-mile day hike that takes you up three of the state’s famed 4000-foot peaks.