Field Test: A review of the Salomon Men’s Quest 4d 2 GTX Backpacking Boot

Hi there Conservationists! Today I decided to start a new series for the blog, “Field Test”. Now, if you don’t know me,  I am a Field-Based Conservation Biologist. I have researched in Jungles of Panama and Belize, assisted with beachside sea turtle Research in Costa…

Joy of the Mountain

The greatest joy of climbing a mountain is not during the trek up. That is numbing, taxing and a true test of mental fortitude. The true joy begins, moments from summiting the top. At the summit, you cast aside how difficult the journey up was. And…

Summiting Guadalupe Peak: Trip Journal Thur, 28 Dec 2017

Today I set out to climb Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. Over 8 miles (12.8 km) round trip, 3,000ft (914 m) elevation gain, and the possibility of 80+ mph (130 km) winds. I was ready. With the sunrise lighting my trail I set…