I stood in a rental house in Portland, aptly named the Maker Flat, admiring a particular item that stood out to me. It wasn’t a kitchen magnet or a shiny set of knives, but a unique lighting fixture hanging from the ceiling: a slab of wood tastefully carved, polished, and intentionally raw on one side, with a hole cut out in the exact shape of the lightbulb that filled its space...
Snow may be fun for some, but for others, the winter weather out there is, as they say, “frightful.” However, you don’t need that frosty white powder to have fun on the slopes, for there is an alternative that can be every bit as exhilarating: sandboarding.
I’m standing in my skis, my heart racing, peering over the edge of a steep, almost vertical ridge, down to the untouched snow of Telluride’s rocky Black Iron Bowl below me. Where’s the trail? This can’t be right. Am I even permitted to go down the hill this way?
When you’re enjoying roughing it out in the wild on a camping trip, there’s no reason you have to eat rough, too. Whether you’re hiking from campsite to campsite – or merely parking your Subaru at a designated campground spot and pitching a tent – you're going to have to eat, so you might as well savor the moment. And if you're savoring the moment, why not do it in style?