Stann Grater of the Orvis Company

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For those who enjoy fly fishing, the name Orvis is highly recognizable and garners respect within the community. Chef Mark DeNittis of JPFreek recently had the opportunity to sit down and visit with Stann Grater, an avid and experienced fly fisherman who is also a long-time Orvis guide. … [Read more...]

Off the Beaten Path at Area BFE

Area-BFE

Area BFE…sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie with flashbacks of Roswell, New Mexico and its “alien” reputation. Not even remotely close to Roswell, this 320-acre privately owned area is just south of Jeeping Mecca…Moab, Utah. While the land may be “private,” it is open for public access for anyone who wants to enjoy one of its many … [Read more...]

Wham! Bam! Lessons in Colorado's High Country

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I heard Jackie yell “ROCK!” but it wasn’t the “Rock!” that you would normally hear while climbing. This was a voice of panic and fear,and yelled at the top of her lungs...repeatedly. I looked up and watched a 500 pound boulder heading straight for my head at extremely high speed. This wouldn’t be the worst part of my day. … [Read more...]

White Water, Kayaks, and Good Times

In-the-water!

The changing of the seasons each year brings the excitement and planning for all my upcoming adventures. Too often when we talk about or think of Jeep trips we associate it with a wheeling adventure or expedition. Some of my favorite moments in my Jeeps have been while traveling to or from a camping or hiking trip, kayaking excursion, and even … [Read more...]

Hiking Longs Peak

Boulder-Field

I remember the conversation during a get together in May of this year. We were there to celebrate the end of the ski season. We were having a good time! Becky (my wife), Regina (a friend), and I were discussing climbing and Regina said she wanted to climb Longs Peak. … [Read more...]

Queensland: Australia's Land of Adventure

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Poet John Masefield once wrote, “All I need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,” and standing on just such a ship, cruising the Great Barrier Reef with the Whitsunday Islands drifting past me, it is hard to disagree with the sentiment. … [Read more...]