Up and Over

Up and Over

Leaving Las Vegas, we first headed north to Walker Lake. On our way down, we spotted some free camp sites right on the waterfront, and were itching to get back into wilder lands. The lake itself is massive and there wasn’t a soul in or on the water. We did spot one boat, one day..
Exploring the Real Vegas

Exploring the Real Vegas

After leaving the Reno house, we headed to Las Vegas! Here we got to see some family, and stayed with my Uncle Richard, Aunt Lupe, and cousin Karina for most of July. Most of this time was spent working. My client list was growing at a rate I could hardly keep up with, and I..
Backpacking Desolation

Backpacking Desolation

Hello again! It’s been an extremely busy couple of months and I’m happy to finally have a little bit of time to post here again. I’ll be using some different formats from this post forward. Those such as this one will showcase photos with little if any background story. This is mostly because the background..
6 Iconic Road Trips to Take this Summer

6 Iconic Road Trips to Take this Summer

There is something special about packing up the car and going on a road trip. The wind in your face, the freedom to just drive, and the possibility of what you might find along the way is an experience like none other. Here, we rounded up six iconic road trips around the United States for..
Caprock Canyon Day Two

Caprock Canyon Day Two

Our second day at Caprock Canyon, we woke up with some unfinished business to take care of. We got out and I had a solid breakfast of grits and pancakes. One topped with grits, and then another with peanut butter and honey before we set out to a different part of the canyon. Stomachs full, we..
Caprock Canyon Day One

Caprock Canyon Day One

Still being in Texas, and seeing a State Park sign reminded me that I have a Texas State Parks Pass, which gives me some sweet discounts at parks and makes for a good place to park for the night. That’s how we came across Caprock Canyon. We arrived pretty late in the afternoon, so we..

Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches done right.

Classic. Everyone loves a good old PB&B, right? When I finally found a super quick way to make these, they became a daily snack. It’s simple, but genius. For starters, you’ll need all of the things that you already know you’ll need. Bread. Banana. Peanut Butter. Honey optional, but recommended. So you wake up just like..
Dogtown.

Dogtown.

Prairie Dogs, that is. Here are some photos of those spunky little guys, who we ran across on our way west through Texas. They’d yap and scurry off when Shadow was nearby, but they were friendly enough with me to accept some burnt corn fritters from the night before.
Back Country Checklist

Back Country Checklist

The BivySak team never goes into the back country without making sure we have the right equipment and supplies. Here are 5 things you should always do before heading into the back country in Winter. 1. Check the weather conditions. a. Most parks have website information where you can make sure the conditions are suitable..