Rick Gosch

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Life Saving Rope Skills

By on23 January 2012 in Knots<p>The most important knots in the world<p>The bowline (rhymes with “colon”) is reputedly the most important knot in the …

Leg Strengthening Exercises For Hikers and Backpackers

Building leg strength and muscular endurance is a must for hiking and backpacking. Not only will it make your adventures much more enjoyable, but it …

Hips

How to Pack a Lot of Backpacking Food into a Small Space

When packing food for a multi-day backpacking trip, I try to keep the space it takes up as small as possible so I can bring a smaller, lighter weight …

Wind River High Route - A Guide

<b>The Wind River High Route is in our opinion, mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America</b>. It stays close to the crest of …

10 best backpacking trips, in Oregon, plus Washington, Colorado, California, more

Summer is backpacking season and every dedicated backpacker has a list of favored destinations. And it's hard to go wrong in the American …

Mount Whitney Expert

At an elevation of 14,501 feet, Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California AND the tallest peak in the Lower 48. Beyond the physical …

Backpacking Training Tips and Exercises

Spending multiple days hauling a pack weighing 40 or more pounds up and down uneven terrain will challenge you in countless ways. From head to toe, …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Tutorials

Useful Free Lightroom Plugin Shows You What Focus Points Your Camera Used for Each Photo

There are some Lightroom plugins that make you truly question why the feature isn’t built directly into Lightroom itself, and Show Focus Points is …

Climb It All!

Pile on the watts to tackle the steepest roads<p>When the road points skyward you need extra horsepower to overcome Earth's gravitational pull. One guaranteed way to get to the summit faster is to strengthen your climbing muscles (including quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves). In a recent study, …

Remembering Laurie Frink, The 'Trumpet Mother' Of The Jazz Scene

Sometimes, the most important musicians are the ones farthest away from the spotlight.<p>Laurie Frink was a great trumpet player. Great enough to tour with jazz big bands led by Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan (where she played lead) and Maria Schneider; to be one of the first female trumpet players on …