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Accurate boat control is key and Bob Izumi is here to show us how to achieve this using a foot controlled motor.

As this blog has attempted to show, the world is a wide and wonderful place to try stuff. And just when you learn about one locale that’s perfect for your outdoor obsession — be it hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, skiing, paddleboarding, canyoneering, or just stepping off the beaten path — the list of places grows.
This, of course, is a decidedly good thing.

As this blog has attempted to show, the world is a wide and wonderful place to try stuff. And just when you learn about one locale that’s perfect for your outdoor obsession — be it hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, skiing, paddleboarding, canyoneering, or just stepping off the beaten path — the list of places grows.

This, of course, is a decidedly good thing.

What is the best outfit to get started in saltwater fishing? Pro, Conway Bowman is here to tell us what we need!

Havasu Falls pretty much achieves the impossible. It almost trumps the Grand Canyon — at least in terms of sheer, gob-smacking beauty. Granted, not much can match the vast grandeur of that wide canyon carved by the Colorado River. But where the Grand exceeds in inspiring immeasurable awe, Havasu Falls feels almost personal. And while far from secret — its iconic waterfalls have populated countless full-page magazine spreads and downloadable screensavers — the region still feels like it belongs to you.

Havasu Falls pretty much achieves the impossible. It almost trumps the Grand Canyon — at least in terms of sheer, gob-smacking beauty. Granted, not much can match the vast grandeur of that wide canyon carved by the Colorado River. But where the Grand exceeds in inspiring immeasurable awe, Havasu Falls feels almost personal. And while far from secret — its iconic waterfalls have populated countless full-page magazine spreads and downloadable screensavers — the region still feels like it belongs to you.

As illustrated by Bill Bryson, Australia is a dangerous place. In his national best seller In a Sunburned Country, the famed memoirist spends the first several pages of the book listing all the different ways that the country and its natural inhabitants can kill you. And we’re not talking about some sort of crazed serial killer in the Outback (as exploited in the recent Wolf Creek horror movies franchise). We’re talking about things that occur…in nature…that can kill you with little effort…

As illustrated by Bill Bryson, Australia is a dangerous place. In his national best seller In a Sunburned Country, the famed memoirist spends the first several pages of the book listing all the different ways that the country and its natural inhabitants can kill you. And we’re not talking about some sort of crazed serial killer in the Outback (as exploited in the recent Wolf Creek horror movies franchise). We’re talking about things that occur…in nature…that can kill you with little effort…

Blame it on the Boy Scouts or the sad and unfortunate affection for quick Cup o’ Soup-like things that pass for meals, but most people think that dining in the backcountry means eating some bland just-add-water package. The kind of food that not even a heart dose of hot sauce can hide.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow a few of these trail-tested tips and you can have a bona fide culinary experience while camping.

Blame it on the Boy Scouts or the sad and unfortunate affection for quick Cup o’ Soup-like things that pass for meals, but most people think that dining in the backcountry means eating some bland just-add-water package. The kind of food that not even a heart dose of hot sauce can hide.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow a few of these trail-tested tips and you can have a bona fide culinary experience while camping.

The ‘line to leader’ is one of Chad Hoover’s most important connections.

Stand-up paddleboarding has swept the country, from high-alpine lakes to the Pacific coast to the river that runs through the nation’s capital. And it’s a trend we support. But we also get behind the joys of hitting the water with your SUP (as they’re known) and your four-legged best friend. Paddleboards just seem ideally built for one person and a dog. Even if Fido doesn’t like to swim, he still might enjoy the paddleboard experience.

Stand-up paddleboarding has swept the country, from high-alpine lakes to the Pacific coast to the river that runs through the nation’s capital. And it’s a trend we support. But we also get behind the joys of hitting the water with your SUP (as they’re known) and your four-legged best friend. Paddleboards just seem ideally built for one person and a dog. Even if Fido doesn’t like to swim, he still might enjoy the paddleboard experience.

Just because a game fish is destined to be caught and then set free, there’s no substitute for great care in handling the fish prior to it begin released.

Unlike some Colorado resort towns that feel as if the city itself exists as an afterthought to the resorts that surround it (we’re looking at you, Vail), Aspen feels wholly endemic to the Rocky Mountain State. Equal parts eclectic, high and low brow, and thoroughly original, Aspen is the quintessential mountain retreat, where you can score a $5 microbrew just as easily as you can drop $20 on a cocktail. This is the land that both gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and the Koch brothers called home, and its origins stretch back to the mining years of the late 1800s…

Unlike some Colorado resort towns that feel as if the city itself exists as an afterthought to the resorts that surround it (we’re looking at you, Vail), Aspen feels wholly endemic to the Rocky Mountain State. Equal parts eclectic, high and low brow, and thoroughly original, Aspen is the quintessential mountain retreat, where you can score a $5 microbrew just as easily as you can drop $20 on a cocktail. This is the land that both gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and the Koch brothers called home, and its origins stretch back to the mining years of the late 1800s…