Category Archives: Hiking
I am excited to announce the launch of TerraHubs.com, a sister website to TerraVida! This website will be an excellent resource for outdoor folks looking to meet up with others and go on adventures! This site is a free tool where you can create a group, join a group, organize adventures and events, and more!
This project was a collaboration between Dan Matriccino and Nathan Silsbee, with the vision of connecting outdoor minded individuals across the globe! Hikers, bikers, SUPers, kayakers, snowboarders, skiiers are welcome!
I hope you find this website useful, and please submit feedback if you come across anything that needs improvement!
When life gets too busy, it can begin to feel like a rapidly moving train in a dark tunnel. The only thing to be seen is the railroad ties directly ahead of the train – banging noisily past and the distant light at the end of the tunnel. One can hear the loud noises and commotion of the train as it’s careening down the tracks, yet nothing is seen outside of this tunnel. As the train speeds along, one takes each turn of the track a step at a time, and knowing the light is not far away. Working full time at a media company and managing a business simultaneously can feel just like that… Being outside is a pleasant reminder that soon enough this train will burst into the light.
Last weekend I was able to burst into the light for a little mountain biking in gorgeous Moab, Utah. I am lucky to have a wonderful girlfriend who loves adventure as much as I do, so we had the weekend cut-out for us!
Life felt as good as ever after a long day of exploring Arches National Park, and a couple of cold smoothies at the Peace Tree restaurant in downtown Moab. A relaxed evening at the campground and an early bedtime prepared us for the exciting morning to come.
Thousands of miles of open desert, cactuses and rocks make for a difficult habitat for animals.. For mountain bikes, it’s paradise!
~Hot air roared past my ears, and the only thing that mattered was the 20 feet of barren slick rock in front of my front tire. This is why I am alive! ~
Rachel and I spent the day exploring the various brand trails Moab has to offer. Our border collie pup, Waldo, experienced the most exhausting day of his 4.5 month life. Fortunately the only casualty of the group after 4 hours was a ruffwear dog shoe lost in the depths of a mud hole. Tragic.
8 hours and lots of caffeine later, we returned from Mars to the bustling rush hour traffic of Fort Collins, CO. Thoughts of the next adventure begin working fervently into my head.