Backcountry Travels



Getting Kids Hooked
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, MAY 12, 2017



Now,  more than ever, we need to get our kids involved in the outdoors. Many kids are becoming softer and lazier with each generation, losing touch with nature, depending on technology to instantly learn everything, presumably, and get them where they need to go. We are also losing many of our precious natural resources. Kids should understand – and more...
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A Happy Dog is a Panting Dog
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, MAY 3, 2017



Bigfoot’s number one pet is the wolverine but for us humans it’s the canine. Americans are projected to spend $60 billion this year on pets! A large portion of this goes to dogs. We all love our dogs and generally take them everywhere we can. There are many classes: working dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs, competition dogs, hunting...
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Hite Cove
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, APRIL 11, 2017

Merced River - South Fork - Hite Cove

Revered by the Ahwahneechee, later congressionally designated as a Wild and Scenic River, the South Fork Merced originates on the southern slope of Triple Divide Peak in Yosemite National Park. Part of the Clark Range, and topping out at 11,611 feet, Triple Divide is an impressive intersection of watersheds where three major rivers – the San Joaquin, Merced, and South...
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