Review/Crystal Creek Hydration Bladder

Review of the Crystal Creek Hydration Bladder with Insulated Water Reservoir Sleeve, 3L (100 oz)   First off the customer service was fantastic, soon after the purchase I received an email from D...

Reflections on my week spent in Utah

Reflections on my week spent in Utah. A friend and I have taken many trips over the years since 1998, our wives have let us go to the Florida during the winter for astronomy events, and hiking and bac...

Humangear capCap Review

Update *I wrote this about two years ago and I have use these caps almost everyday since then, they are still in great shape. I use them for carrying water when traveling, at work (I have no running w...

What’s This About

What’s This About   My blog is for those who like myself, enjoy photography, hiking, camping and exploring, etc, but are limited to only a few weeks of vacation a year and a day or two here and...

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

These days almost everyone has a smart phone, either some type of Android or an iphone. As photographers we are always looking for a tool to help with our planning and the tool I am going to share wit...

Wind River Range Trip

We started planning, looking for an area to explore and backpack somewhere West and around the Rocky Mountains in January,  we stumbled upon an area called the Wind River Range. The Wind River Range ...

Magical Saturday Mourning

Magical Saturday Mourning With my alarm set for 3:00 am and a plan to drive about an hour and 15 minutes to Port Washington, Wisconsin, a picturesque  community on Lake Michigan and a light house (be...

Peak Design Capture Pro Review

Peak Design Capture pro Clip Review   Last year a friend and I went backpacking in Glacier National Park, I had rigged up a way to carry my camera, a Canon 7D. I had used a small case with a rain...