Sleep In The Dirt

Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and the Evolution of the Battle Mountain Tent

The Campfire Chronicles
"Chhiring wanted his tent golden yellow to honor the skin color of the Himalayan goddess, Miyo Losangma, who inhabits Mt. Everest. She is the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. For those who don’t offend her and are grateful, she is generous and giving. On the 20th anniversary of Chhiring’s first summit of Everest, his tents will stand apart for exhausted climbers and pay tribute to Miyo Losangma." Read the rest

Up the Coast We Go

The Campfire Chronicles
Loading up our old battle wagon, a 2000 Subaru pushing 220k adventurous miles, with all our equipment - surfboards, boogie boards, skimboards, skateboards, and camping gear - for a family of four plus two mini Australian Shepherds is a daunting task, but one that we do with pleasure. We know we're headed to sleep in the sand with the hum of the Pacific Ocean at our doorstep.  Read the rest

The Rally Through The Rain: Hiking Mount Elbert

The Campfire Chronicles
"We planned to start our ascent of Mt. Elbert at 7:00 am. Late by 14er standards--but getting a group of 19 to mobilize early (or on time) is like herding cats. It had rained all night, and at one point, we had a small river in front of and under our tent...I will admit, with this downpour I began to question if I did well enough to keep myself and all our media guests from getting washed away." Read the rest