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Hiking

037 New Years Eve 2014

Here are some maps we used during the episode… Chisos Basin Satellite Map by Google Campground Site Numbers(White-numbered campsites may be reserved. Black-numbered are first come, first served.) Chisos Basin Campground Reservations Website Below Campsites Are Available for Reservation as of 31-Dec-2014(see black numbered sites above for first come, first served)      

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036 Big Bend Map Study – Primitive Campsites and Campgrounds

During this podcast episode, dad and I discuss Big Bend National Park primitive campsites for backpackers, as well as the Chisos Basin campground. The campground seems like a sensible option for backpackers, and dad and I plan to reserve a site to use as a base camp during our visit. On any given night, we … Continue reading »

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035 South Rim Loop and Chisos Mountain Lodge

We discuss a 2 day, 1 night backpacking hike called the South Rim Loop in Big Bend National Park. The trailhead is just south of Chisos Mountain Lodge. Day 1 is a 5.25 miles ascent along Laguna Meadow Trail to a campsite along the Southwest Rim. Day 2 is an 8.6 mile descent back to … Continue reading »

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034 Flying Versus Driving To Big Bend National Park

Great news! If you thought our episodes have been running long, this one will only use up 57 minutes of your life! Since you’ll never get those minutes back, I’d like to assure you they won’t be totally wasted. This is an important episode of Ward’s Adventure Travel Research and Trip Journal. As the title … Continue reading »

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032 Laura Explains Machu Picchu and More (35 Minutes of Pure Gold)

A surprise visit from Laura improves the quality of our podcast! She talks about her travels, including hiking to Machu Picchu. She enlightens me and dad on the logistics of that trip–how she got there, who she traveled with, and why to both. Intense mountain elevations, she got put on oxygen about 14,900 feet, loved … Continue reading »

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031 Researching Destinations For Our Winter Backpacking Trip

We research U.S. national parks below latitude 35 ° N in hopes of finding somewhere awesome to hike and backpack in January or February. (Listener feedback with other options would be great! We’re looking for backpacking destinations that stay above freezing.) During this episode, we find Big Bend National Park, which sounds very promising. It’s … Continue reading »

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027 Snowshoeing and Dogsledding and Winter Survival

In this podcast episode, dad and I discuss what type of adventure we should try next. Winter is coming, so we’re thinking of snowy endeavors. If you have any ideas or suggestions, we’d be happy to consider them. You can post in the comments at EpicFieldNotes.com/027…

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026 Our Deep Afterthoughts On The Shenandoah National Park Backpacking Trip

Dad and I discuss our completed backpacking trip to Shenandoah National Park.

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025E: SNP Field Notes: Hazeltop Mountain to Stayin Alive Test to Lewis Falls to Bear Cubs to Trips End

025E (Part 5 of 5)            

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025D: SNP Field Notes: Copperhead Snake Area to Two Speckled Fawns and Mama to Crying Black Bear to Rock Scramble

025D (Part 4 of 5)      

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