10 Winter Camping Tips

Wednesday November 25, 2015 comments

10 Winter Camping Tips

10 Winter Camping Tips Whether you are setting up your moose camp or just trying to get some time in the outdoors when the crowds are at home, winter camping can be a very rewarding experience. If you are not prepared, winter camping can also be very miserable. My first experience overnight with frigid temperatures was with the Boy Scouts when I was about 12 years old. My troop made an annual trip to Mount Rainier to build and camp in igloos. We had classroom sessions on building techniques, gear checks, and even made several practice... Read More

Bigfooting Around St. Lucia

Sunday June 7, 2015 comments

Bigfooting Around St. Lucia

A couple of hundred miles southeast of Puerto Rico lies the small island of St. Lucia. Of the many islands in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is one of the most elusive. Quiet and relatively uninhabitated, the island is a charismatic blend of beauty and adventure. The most striking feature of St. Lucia though, wasn't its exquisite Pitons (the island's scenic mountainous terrain features) or its white sand beaches, but rather the friendliness of the island's inhabitants. Our car rental agent spent nearly forty-five minutes taking us through... Read More

Our Favorite Summer Boating Vacation with BigFoot: 5 Reasons Why

Wednesday April 29, 2015 comments

Have you seen Bigfoot in the desert? Lake Powell is the adventure of a lifetime. My family and friends having been going there for years to vacation, and in that time, never grown tired of our new adventures. The only way to really enjoy the Lake is on a houseboat where you find your piece of paradise in a place where the water is calm, the weather is warm and dry, and the friendships of a lifetime are cultivated. Here are just a few reasons, it is my absolute favorite summer boating getaway. 1.) Peace and Tranquility The... Read More

BigFoot's Top 10 North American Road Trips

Monday April 20, 2015 comments

`We assembled a list of some of our favorite road trips across the US and Canada. We hope you agree these are great ventures, but if not, wed love to hear your feedback on what you think should make the list. And naturally we would expect your BigFoot Bag to be a perfect road companion. Who knows, maybe it might help you draw Sasquatch in for some #bigfootsightings. 10.) Shenandoah National Park, VA, USA The gem of the central east coast. Shenandoah is only an hour drive from Washington DC and offers amazing views and... Read More

Homebrew Helper

Tuesday April 14, 2015 comments Tags: Homebrew, Louisiana, Crawfish

Homebrew Helper

Crawfishseason is in full swing down in Louisiana. It is tough to beat getting together with friends on a nice afternoon, crowding around a picnic table, and enjoying well seasoned crawfishand fixins. Nothing goes better with crawfishthan some good cold beer. This go round, I was responsible for the beer. I had a couple batches of seasonal homebrewin kegs ready for theany occasionwith thirsty people. Being a stereotypical male, I don't like to take unnecessarysteps to accomplish any activity, including loading my car full of... Read More

Sometimes you just have to hit the open road

Tuesday March 31, 2015 comments

Two weeks ago my younger sister married her now husband in Las Vegas. No, it wasnt at a little chapel on the strip and Elvis wasnt in attendance. And although I emerged from the weekend exhausted from helping set up and take down, I can say in retrospect that I had a great time watching my little sister looking beautiful and marrying the love her life. This blog entry isnt about my sisters wedding however. The actual topic is about the journey to get there. As soon as I found out the wedding was in Las Vegas, I started planning my... Read More

Back on the Water

Monday March 9, 2015 comments Tags: Kayak, Louisiana Kayaking, BigFoot Bag

Back on the Water

I've had the itch to get back out on the water in Louisiana after this winter. This spring has taunted me with gorgeous weather during the work week, and alternating constant raining or bitter cold during the weekends. Finally this past weekend, the weather cooperated enough to load up the kayaks and hit the rivers. I don't like spend a lot of time thinking about what gear I may need on my trip, so I just throw all the gear I could need into my Bigfoot Bag and strap it down tight (less thinking on my part means more time on the water). ... Read More

Gig Day

Tuesday March 3, 2015 comments

I love being a musician. On gig day, I'll usually take an afternoon nap, drive to the venue at about 8pm, then spend the next several hours kicking out jams for people who want to have a good time. It's like being paid to party. A few weeks ago my 6-piece dance band Take Cover played a show at FeNuGyz in Parker, CO. As is typical for these kinds of gigs, we were responsible for bringing and running our own sound system. Two-way main speakers, stage monitors, and a subwoofer, connected to several microphones, guitars, and keyboard--through... Read More

Ground Cloth to the Rescue at Mt Evans

Thursday February 5, 2015 comments

Photo Credit: Jason Geren Like my friend Vince (see previous post on the Colorado Trail), I also sincerely enjoy snowshoeing in the winter. It is a great way to get out on a winter day and enjoy the natural beauty of creation. Unlike skiing or snowboarding where we often spend hours trying to reach our destination during the height of tourist season, most of our favorite snowshoe trails are just a short drive outside the city. I can be on snow covered wooded trails or charting a course somewhere above tree-line just minutes after leaving... Read More


Monday January 26, 2015 comments Tags: Louisiana, Trail Run, Keeps Gear Dry


The weather in the south is unpredictable in January. Early last week it was gorgeous with highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s with very little humidity. Perfect weather for the trail run I was planning to compete in on Saturday. Then came the cold front that caused snow-days in Colorado, mixed with the warm-humid stream from the Gulf of Mexico to create bone chilling, just above freezing, wind and rain (not ideal for a trail run). So Friday night came along after raining for two solid days. The weather report called for a nice 34 degF... Read More