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Backpacking

046 Plan to Backpack Yellow River Again and Doing So with Jack and Joe

Dad and I talk about the next trip. Then we take the next trip, bringing Jack and Joe along with us. For any single ladies in the world, Joe offers his unique value proposition and leaves his phone number at the end.

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045 Truck Toppers and Panel Vans

Moving forward with our next backpacking trip. Spent this episode discussing the options for an inexpensive vehicle that could double as a hard-shelled camper. We discuss the downsides of camping in truck toppers and panel vans–mainly the potential creepiness factor, thanks to a couple of infamous psychopaths who have used the same for kidnapping people … Continue reading »

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044 Riding Our Motorcycles to Lake McBride State Park

Once we get our motorcycles to Lake McBride, we end up talking about hiking, backpacking, and camping–specifically about retrofitting a truck or a van into a motel on wheels for our future trips to national parks.

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Analysis of Boonie Hat for Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping

I purchased two of these–one navy, one khaki–in order to test the theory that a lighter colored hat is cooler under the blazing sun. I definitely prefer the color navy, but I’ll wear the khaki if it keeps me cooler.   Basic problems to be solved… Avoid dying of heat stroke while hiking, backpacking, or … Continue reading »

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042E – BBNP Field Notes – South Rim to Laguna Meadow Trail to Chisos Mountain Lodge

Part 5 of 5 of our Big Bend Nation Park trip. This will be our final podcast episode for a while, as we decide on where we’d like to backpack next.

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042D – BBNP Field Notes – Hot Springs to Boquillas Crossing to Hiking Plan

Part 4 of 5

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042C – BBNP Field Notes – Pinnacle Trail to Boot Canyon Campsite

Part 3 of 5 in Big Bend National Park

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042B – BBNP Field Notes – Lost Mine Trail to Stargazing Tour to Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park

Part 2 of 5 in Big Bend National Park.

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042A – BBNP Field Notes – Chisos Basin Campground to Window Trail in Big Bend National Park

Dad and I podcast live from Big Bend National Park. The first half is from our campsite the Tuesday evening we arrive. The second half is Wednesday during a lunch break while hiking Window trail. Partial Transcript: Bob: Okay, we’re live. Ward’s Adventure Travel Research and Trip Journal, and guess where we’re at…Big Bend National … Continue reading »

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041 How to Shoot Down Your Partner’s Good Ideas

Before, after, or while listening to this episode, check on the pictures related to this post… Also, thanks to those who by my books! Pic 1: Picture of me trying on hat in the store next to the Mexican brown bear and the two friendly, smiling sales clerks. I’m clearly uncomfortable standing so close to … Continue reading »

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