Trails

Everything You Know About Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac is Wrong [Infographic]

Everything You Know About Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac is Wrong [Infographic]

April 27, 2016

  Anyone who has suffered from a bad poison oak, ivy or sumac rash can share in a strong desire to keep it from ever happening again. Unfortunately, many of the common beliefs about what causes the rash and how to avoid it are wrong. Breaking through the myths and understanding a few key items will keep you itch free. The most important part is understanding what causes the rash (its a highly potent oil called Urushiol), how to effectively remove the oil and what medications actually work. The infographic below summarizes all these important facts and more. Read on to learn how to avoid poi... Read More

3 Best Mountain Bike Rides Near Las Vegas

3 Best Mountain Bike Rides Near Las Vegas

February 07, 2016

I recently spent 3 days mountain biking in Las Vegas with the legendary Ben Bostrom.   Ben loves to torture his friends in the Nevada desert. As his Strava accolades prove, he has spent as much time in the last several years exploring mountain bike trails near Las Vegas as anyone. Ben knows the area WELL and has even developed over 20 miles of trails himself in a new area near Enterprise. Here are three rides he hand picked for us that you have to check out next time you are in the area! Day 1 - Blue Diamond Starting in the quaint, little town of Blue Diamond (population 290), you have ac... Read More