We’ve all used Google Maps to figure out how to get from one place to another. However, in the past, Google Maps’ information was mostly limited to the roads. Now, Google Maps is taking to the backcountry as well! Using GPS to map trails is nothing new. Trail managers in recreation areas use GPS and […]Read more "Google Maps Takes to the Trails! What Does It Mean for Technology, Nature, and Ourselves?"
“Dope” adjective (informal) – very good, cool, awesome As usual, the debate over whether or not to transfer public lands to private ownership, like National Parks and Forests, is still up in the air. That’s not dope. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a terrible idea. Why? You can say whatever you want about the […]Read more "Dose of Dopeness: (Not) Privatizing Public Lands"
Many times, I hear people use the words “National Parks” and “National Forests” interchangeably. However, National Parks and National Forests are very different in the way they’re managed, who they’re managed by, and what their purpose is. This became even more clear during my trip in the North Cascades, when we backpacked in both National […]Read more "Quick Guide: National Parks vs. National Forests"
Let’s talk about selfies. I promise, this will relate to hiking and nature. First of all, in a lot of ways, I’m “pro-selfie.” There are a lot of people arguing that the selfie generation is becoming increasingly vain and superficial. A lot of that may be true. These days, most of our photos end up […]Read more "Selfies Gone Wild"