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Hiking

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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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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040 Big Bend Packing List and Critter Talk

In this episode, dad and I discuss ideas for packing. What to take. What can be left behind. How this trip is different from the SNP trip. Desert hiking with a base camp site will allow us more flexibility to have comforts readily at hand. Things we will want in the desert but didn’t have … Continue reading »

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039 Him – the Evolution from Humans to Heromans

First half of show is completely off-topic. We’ll be in Big Bend National Park soon, and we aren’t really stressing out about the planning, which is good. Compared to planning the A.T. trip, this one is much more relaxed. Since we have a campsite reserved, we’ll just go down and hike whatever hike we want. … Continue reading »

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