French Adventurer Completes Summer Crossing of Death Valley

Just yesterday I shared the story of Death Valley recently setting a record for the highest temperature ever recorded. For those that missed it, over the weekend thermometers measured the heat at more than 130ºF (54.4ºC). That’s hot enough that most people wouldn’t want to do anything outside, let alone anything that would require a … Read more

Adventure Quickies: America Invests in its National Parks, Tips for Taking Kids Camping, and More

It’s Friday, which means it is also time for my weekly rundown of some outdoor, adventure travel, and gear stories that you might have missed. Even though there are few stories of exploration, mountaineering, and adventure taking place at the moment, there are still some fun and interesting things that are worth mentioning. So, without … Read more

Adventure Quickies: Park Service Social Distancing Signs, African Tourism Devastated, and More

My weekly “Adventure Quickies” post is a round-up of stories that I didn’t have time or space to post elsewhere. They are short, to the point, briefs on some items that you may have missed over the past week. Here are a few things to have on your radar as we head into the weekend. … Read more

When Will America’s National Parks Reopen?

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold two months back, everyone went into lockdown, travel came to a standstill, and a lot of nonessential business, governmental institutions, and other places were shutdown. Amongst them were America’s National Parks, which were closed to not only save resources, but to keep visitors safer too. Now that a bit … Read more

Video: Yosemite National Park without Human Visitors

As America’s national parks remain closed amidst the coronavirus lockdown, those iconic locations are returning to their wild roots. Case in point, this video takes us to Yosemite National Park, a place that is spectacularly beautiful yet often crowded with visitors. Now, it is empty, which is both serene and eerie at the same time. … Read more

Adventure Quickies: Free National Parks, Adventuring in a Pandemic, and More

Each Friday I post a round-up of some interesting and unique stories from the past week that I simply didn’t have the time or space to share elsewhere. Here’s a few things you may have missed over that time span. America’s National Parks are Fee-Free Due to Coronavirus: As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on … Read more

Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Yosemite National Park

Health officials in California are investigating a norovirus outbreak that seems to be linked to Yosemite National Park. Since early January, more than 170 people have been diagnosed with the ailment, with the majority of them indicating that they had visited the park within the past few weeks. Both federal and state investigators have descended … Read more