Spring Mountains Hiking Strategy | Trail Running and Hiking Tips

Spring Mountains Hiking Strategy | Trail Running and Hiking Tips

If you’re looking to summit 11,918ft Charleston Peak but are starting at ground zero in terms of your conditioning, here is a strategy to develop the conditioning you will need to reach your goal. This graded hiking strategy takes into account developing the necessary endurance, altitude conditioning and strength, while having fun throughout. Click image or title above for more…

Trail Running and Hiking Injuries and Solutions

Trail Running and Hiking Injuries and Solutions

Avid hikers and trail runners can count on getting injured at some point. Many injuries are repetitive motion injuries to knees, feet, back…muscles and joints. Here is my best wisdom for injury prevention and rapid recovery. Click image or title above for more…

Hiking Gear for Hikers and Trail Runners

View my simple minimalistic “gear” strategy for mountain adventures. What are some of the “gear” the essentials I’ve found are needed during a mountain adventure through my years of experience.

Environmental Consciousness Around Las Vegas, Nevada

Environmental Consciousness | Pick up a few pieces of trash during your morning walk. Create a quiet, steady environmental impact.

Imagine the impact if many people in the Las Vegas Area picked up a few pieces of trash during their morning walk and threw them into the recycling container at home! Here’s how I relieved an abandoned 27-hole golf course of over a ton of trash over time.

Wilderness Navigation | Nevada and California

My wilderness navigation is a combination of skills learned, experienced and tested over the years. I pushed myself just a bit beyond my comfort level countless times, gaining an important new skill each time until the wilderness feels safer to me than civilization. Click image or title above for more…

Trail Running and Hiking Nutrition

Trail Running and Hiking Nutrition

Being mindful of what and when you eat not only during your wilderness experience but in the week, month and even year prior can make a huge difference in your energy level, strength, endurance, flexibility and success. Click image or title above for more…

Desert Hydration | Hikers | Trail Runners

How much water do your need to carry? Too much is exhausting, not enough is dangerous. The hot dry air flowing into your lungs mimics the drying effect of clothes in a dryer, sapping your bodies water. Water supplies every cell and organ in your body with what it needs for survival and health. As you dehydrate, organs begin to be affected and eventually, in an extreme condition, shut down. Calculate your hydration needs based on temperature, altitude, incline and distance. Click image or title above for more…

Trail Running and Hiking Mindset

Trail Running and Hiking Mindset

Two very different wilderness experiences create different results: 1) Conquer that mountain – you vs. the mountain 2) The mountain is drawing you upward – both you and the mountain are pulling for your success. Here we explore the power of mindset to influence experience and results. Click image or title above for more…

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