+17 17 votes

Twin Lakes

My companions were shocked, “What? Mr. Outdoors hasn’t hiked to Twin Lakes? Every outdoorsman who’s any outdoorsman has hiked this one!” Doing this hike was long overdue for me but I can attest that I should have done this one long ago. It's not really the lakes that make this such a good hike, but the walk to get there.

+15 15 votes

Lower Chiwawa River -- Dead on Arrival

As I head out the door she asks, “When will you be back? It would be nice to have dinner together tonight.” Those are code words for ‘don’t be too late’, and ‘be back when you say you’ll be back.’ But by the time I'm headed home from paddling the Lower Chiwawa, I've broken both those dictums and I'm anticipating death on arrival.