Welcome to Backcountry Basics

This site started out as a way to share my love of the outdoors, and hopefully in some small way encourage others to spend more time there. Check out one of the articles underneath to get started, or if there is a specific topic you'd like to learn more about, click on the activities tab. Thanks for reading!


Latest Posts

  1. Saving the Great Salt Lake

    The Great Salt Lake is on the brink of disappearing and something needs to be done. That something should not be offending the lawmakers who have the ability to pass legislation that could actually save the lake.

  2. Impacts of Climate Change in America

    Here's a paper that I wrote on this semester and will continue to expand and edit during the first several months of 2023. The format of the paper required me to choose a specific locality so I chose the United States because of the impact we have on continuing the change. It is also important to recognize that climate change negatively affects every person on the planet.

  3. Great Basin Birthday

    I've been to a lot of National Parks in the west, but one that had escaped my attention was Great Basin National Park. That is, until a very close friend told me about it and we planned a trip.

More posts can be found in the archive.