Author Archives: The Outdoor Types

About The Outdoor Types

We like the outdoors.

Nope.

By Darren

WSJ

Nope.

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The Agony of Da Feet

By Darren

I’ll be sitting out this year’s hiking season, and I resent that. I’m definitely not the hiking enthusiast that Heather is; I could take it or leave it, more or less. But I nonetheless want the option of backing out of a hike instead of having that decision made for me on account of injury.

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Our Tent Is a Little Emptier Now

It feels strange remembering a dog on a camping blog. I know this isn’t the sort of thing you come here.

But it would be equally strange to let Nabby’s passing go unmentioned on this blog. Whenever I told someone that “We’re campers,” in my mind, “we” always included our dogs.

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Two—Two—Canopy Reviews in One!

By Darren

If you’re camping in the desert, a good, reliable canopy is a must.

Obviously, canopies come in handy for any camping situation and in locales in which temperatures remain below triple digits. But when you’re in the California desert, and the sun finally clears whatever formations have provided you and your fellow campers with merciful morning shade, you’re going to want a canopy to hide under.

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A Non-Hiker’s Reflections on Half Dome

By Darren

I’ll admit it: Hiking isn’t my thing.

Oh, I don’t dislike hiking. I just think there’s a clear winner between getting up at 4 in the morning on a perfectly good Saturday to scale the side of a mountain, returning filthy and sore and spending the day off enjoying eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas on a sun-drenched patio.

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