• Fly-Out Salmon Fishing in Alaska

    September 26, 2019 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Foreword: In 2016, I had the chance to see Alaska for the first time and also check off “take a flight in a float plane” on my bucket list with a trip over the North Slope of the Brooks Range. Ever since that trip, I’ve longed to go back to the land of the endless …

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  • The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine

    August 29, 2019 Comments (0) Flora

    The twisted features, well-weathered bark, and stunted height of the bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) give you the sense that this tree has made more than its share of trips around the sun. Bristlecone pines are some of the oldest living trees in the world with a few Inyo National Forest having already been around

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  • DRB Adventure Mobiles: Harley- Davidson FXDL

    August 22, 2019 Comments (0) Adventure Mobiles

    Make: Harley-DavidsonModel: FXDL Year: 2016 Mileage: 28k How long have you had your adventure-mobile ? 2 years, 4 months Owners’s name: Kyle Defoor What do you do? Professional Shooter/ Trainer at Defoor Proformance Hobbies? Shooting, running, riding Does your rig have a name? Nah Is it a daily

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  • The Ring-tailed Cat

    August 16, 2019 Comments (0) Fauna

    The ringtail cat (Bassariscus astutus) is a small, elusive member of the raccoon family that can be found in the western U.S. and as far east as Oklahoma. The animal gets its name from the seven or eight well-defined black rings on its bushy tail and its slender body shape that resembles that of a …

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  • Joshua Tree National Park

    August 9, 2019 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Nicknamed “J-Tree” by locals, Joshua Tree National Park sits at the crossroads of two deserts, where the low Colorado Desert meets the high Mojave Desert. Named after the thousands of Joshua Trees inhabiting the area, the 800,000-acre park is a treasured desert wilderness located within a few hours from the urban

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  • The Mesquite

    August 1, 2019 Comments (0) Flora

    Well known for being a sought after flavor in high-end restaurants and barbecue pits alike, mesquite is the common name for several varieties of trees found in the desert southwest. This iconic tree has provided shelter and food to wildlife and humans for centuries and is comprised of three common species: honey

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  • The DRB Guide to Ocean Safety

    July 26, 2019 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    We are getting into the the peak of the summer season and almost everybody likes going to the beach, to cool off, play in the water and have fun.  But just like anywhere else you go in the outdoors it’s good to do a little pre-planning and be aware of your surroundings when you get …

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  • The Moose

    July 10, 2019 Comments (0) Fauna

    The moose (Alces alces) is the largest member of the deer family, standing up to seven feet tall at the shoulder and weighing over 700 pounds. The long-legged and long-muzzled animal’s name is derived from the Algonquian word “moosh” (eater of bark). There are four moose subspecies in North America. The Alaskan

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  • Bear-Proofing for the Backcountry

    June 27, 2019 Comments (1) Field Craft

    Danger Ranger Bear here. I wanted to spend a few minutes sharing some thoughts with you about how we can get along better when it comes to sharing food in the backcountry. Let’s start with the mindset that when you’re in the outdoors, you’re in my neighborhood. I’m not intruding in your campsite, you’re

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  • Western Poison Oak

    June 20, 2019 Comments (0) Flora

    “Leaves of three, leave it be…”, is a commonly recited rhyme to warn campers and hikers of the genus of perennial flowering plants in the sumac family, commonly known as “poison oak”, and in particular on the West Coast of the United States, “western poison oak”. This woody shrub is known by its

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