layering_strategies

Warm Is Right

Layering strategies for alpine routes and bivouacs What to wear? It’s the perennial question when packing for an ice route or alpine peak. When I plan my clothing and bivouac systems, whether for a one-day or a multi-day route, I use three principles. First, bring as few different items as possible. Second, manage moisture (I […]

Sipsey Wilderness - Borden Creek Trail

Sipsey Wilderness – Borden Creek Trail

General Location. Located in Bankhead National Forest, in Winston County near the town of Double Springs. Length & Difficulty: 2.7 miles, easy. Elevation Change: 150 feet maximum. What’s Special: High cliffs, cave passage, biodiversity. Topo Maps: Bee Branch USGS 7.5 degree quad.

squirrel

SQUIRREL HUNTING

In the woods “Ole Bushy Tail” will play hide and seek; him hiding you seeking. He always keeps a limb or trunk of a tree between you and him. He can be spotted in early morning and late afternoon. Where are the SQUIRRELS? In nut rich woods. M.D. Johnson says, “Memorize this: buckeye, beach, black […]

RF health and outdoors

One of the adverse health less discussed (but controversial) of the latest wireless technology applications is the radio frequency, widely used in outdoor activities on phones, walkie talkies, handies, Wifi, Blutooth and other communications equipment, guidance, etc. Among the indisputable facts that show the level of injury potential of using cell phones and other devices […]

outdoor-visitors

Reduce your impact on other visitors

Reduce your impact on other visitors. Being friendly and outgoing toward other hikers and campers is a natural trait of backcountry visitors, but every visitor has a desired level of socialization or solitude. Around shelters or designated camp sites, share news of the day’s events with other groups, and enjoy the camaraderie fostered by a […]

muskie guide

Mike Lazarus Muskie Guides

Qubec Canada he makes trophy muskie fishing look so easy! To most muskie fishermen, catching a 50-inch fish represents a lifetime ambition; only a handful ever attain this goal. In one year Mike Lazarus boated and released 29 muskies that were 50 inches or longer! Very few fishermen have ever seen muskies of over 40 […]