Our Outdoor Adventures

Not everything is big cities and tourist destinations. We love the outdoor adventures that allow us to explore so many of the wild places. You might find us camping in the desert or backpacking in the forests or skiing some fresh powder. Hopefully we can share the outdoors with you.

Powder off Guardsman Pass

Today I had the opportunity to get out in the afternoon to do a little backcountry skiing. I opted to head up towards Guardsman Pass to get in a few turns. The snow looked great up there and I geared up and headed out. The weather was perfect with only a few clouds in...

A Bay Area Blitz

This past weekend we had the opportunity to head to the Bay Area for some fun in a little warmer weather. Leslie raced the TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 mile race (more on that in a bit). They also had a team element to it so Altra had 9 athletes competing...

East Coast Road Trippin'

What better way to spend 27 days of homelessness than to do it on the road! We are inbetween homes for nearly a month and were already planning a road trip so it "kinda" worked out. The stress of packing our entire home before vacation was not ideal, but living on the...

Dealing with Lack of Adventure

You're sitting in your office on the computer, work on one screen and YouTube on the other. You keep watching those running/skiing/climbing videos over and over and wishing that were you on the adventure. You keep reaching for a tissue on your desk to wipe your mouth...

Amsterdam In A Day

Had an opportunity to tour the city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands in one day. We got to see many museums, sites and the beauty that the city had to offer.

Great Basin National Park

One of the lesser known National Parks in the United States is Great Basin National Park. It sits out of the way in central eastern Nevada near the Utah border. It is actually the nearest National Park to Salt Lake, but certainly the least visited. It doesn't have the...

Buffalo Run Course Record

I spend every day with my lovely wife, Leslie Howlett, but am still amazed by what she can do. Do I often have high expectations of her and does that cloud my excitement? Yes, a little, but I am still impressed every time I see her push herself to new limits and...

Get Outside

It matters not where you live or reside, you can find solice out of doors. It is certainly easier to enjoy the land that God has created when you live in the mountains, but I have found as I travel that it is not limited to these amazing mountains. Every opportunity I...

My Thoughts on Crewing an Ultra

I have now run a few ultra marathon events myself and they are not easy work. An ultra marathon is a race that is anything longer than a traditional 26.2 mile marathon. The most popular race distances for an ultra are 50k, 50m, 100k and 100 miles. There is a lot of...