Tick in the Armpit (Scenario)

Yesterday we went hiking. Last night we found a tick crawling across the floor. Thankfully it wasn't crawling on one of us. But, it inspired today's post. What if you find a tick embedded into your arm pit? What do you do? Ready, Set, Discuss! What would you do? Chime in below in the comments, on twitter, facebook, pinterest or google+.   

You Get Lost (Scenario)

Have you ever been lost? Even for just a moment? It's one of the most unsettling feelings in the world. It seems like every 'bad news' story I read about hikers mentions somewhere that the individual was lost. Even if you're a day hiker and you think you know your route this is still a very real situation--especially while hiking in the spring when just a few inches of unexpected snow can cover a trail making it easy to lose our way. Today's scenario takes us to a scary and often dangerous place...What would you do if you lost your…

Twisted Ankle (Discussion)

Monday's #NowWhat scenario wasn't all that exciting. It was vague and a twisted ankle is not nearly as sexy as thinking about what you'd do if you thought you were being stalked by a mountain lion. But, the whole point is to think about scenarios that could happen, and let's be honest...a twisted ankle is a very likely scenario out on the trails, especially on our rugged and awesome hiking trails here in the Rocky Mountains. Most people recommend the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method with an injury like a twisted or sprained ankle. But, let's be  honest. If you're on…

Mountain Bike Crash (Discussion)

On Monday we posed this question: According to discussions on twitter, mountain bikers out there were happy that this has never happened to them. But, it's happened to Al at Curt Gowdy State Park which makes the scenario so cool. Here's what happened. Al crashes mountain bike. Ends up being attacked by a cactus. Manages to ride 3 miles to the trailhead with body full of cactus needles. I get a text message, it reads. "On my way home. I need you to pull cactus needles out of my ass." It's the text message that every wife dreams of receiving.…

Mountain Bike Crash (Scenario)

Okay, we're taking a break from the wildlife to bring you another #NowWhat scenario. This is getting fun, here is this week's discussion question. True story, this has happened to one of us at Curt Gowdy State Park, it was not fun. Read Set Discuss!!! What would you do? Chime in below in the comments, on twitter, facebook, pinterest or google+. We'll let you know what we'd do a post a recap on Thursday so stay tuned!

A Bear on the Trail (Discussion) #NowWhat

On Monday we posed this question: And we got a bunch of great responses. So what would we do? Ummmm, probably pee our pants because we saw a bear (cool) and then pee our pants again because "Ahhhh, there's a bear!!!" We have had beat encounters before...But hiking right in to a Mama bear and her cubs is no joke. We would probably freeze, grab our bear spray back up slowly and get the hell out of there. If she charges hopefully a good dose of capsaicin would stop her in her tracks. One of our readers shared this video which…

You hike right into a Mama bear and her cubs…#NowWhat (Scenario)

We had so much fun with last week's Mountain Lion scenario that we had to throw in a bear scenario this week as part of our #NowWhat series. This week's situation is as follows: Read Set Discuss!!! What would you do? Chime in below in the comments, on twitter, facebook, pinterest or google+. We'll let you know what we'd do a post a recap on Thursday so stay tuned!

What would you do if you saw evidence of mountain lions while hiking? #NowWhat

On Monday we proposed this question: We asked our friends on twitter, facebook, pinterest and google+. The responses were great and entertaining. This was a tricky question because what does mountain lion scat even look like? Also, I think in most cases a hiker wouldn't even know if they are being stalked by a mountain lion until it is right on top of them. So, what would we do? If we were hiking with a group we would just keep on hiking, stay close together, make some noise and try to really be aware of our surroundings. We would pay close attention to rocky outcroppings and…

What do you do when you see fresh mountain lion scat on the trail? #NowWhat (Situation)

This is the first in our #NowWhat series. The goal is to think about what to do in certain situations and then discuss. Here's this weeks scenario. Read Set Discuss!!! What would you do? Chime in below in the comments, on twitter, facebook, pinterest or google+. We'll let you know what we'd do a post a recap on Thursday so stay tuned!