Madre Chronicles

The Windy Trip: Hanging on at Sadler's Creek State Park

 

Swedes on Kauai: An Epic Day Hammocking in Hawaii!

The Best Day on Kauai with My Nubé "Swedish Tom" Evertsson traversed Kauai, one of Hawaii's most stunning islands, while hammock-cam...

Lycian Way: A Tale of Two Brothers Hammock-Camping in Turkey

Hiking an Ancient Path  Soner Kubat and his brother, Bekir Kubat, hiked Lycian Way in Turkey, an ancient footpath built by an ancient, Bronze-...

SMr Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Part II

Finishing the Journey After I made it through the halfway mark I had the pleasure of hiking the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where I...

SMr Hammock Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Chad "Octo" Haynes enjoys sunrise at Zealand Cliffs, New Hampshire in a chivey - green Pares hammock. Pre-Hike Pack ...

Fit for the Rugged Trail: The Nubé Stratos Hammock Shelter on the AT

2016: Hammock Camping Life on the Appalachian Trail Erik Barstow Tests the Grit of the Nubé Stratos Marine Veteran-turned photographer and sur...

Fat Butt Hang: Medoc Mountain State Park Hollister, NC.

5th Annual Fat Butt Hang 03/29-03/31 '18 Finally got to take the van out since the wrap was put on, and it was a hit before I even got to the hang...

Louisiana Group Hang: Indian Creek Recreation Area Woodworth, LA

 Louisiana Group Hang 3/09-03/11 ‘18 Some things just work out… while planning for this hang, I saw a post on a thread saying someone wanted to ...

Camping in Glacier National Park

Our trek appeared simple enough. Land at point A,  hike to first nighttime camp at B for 2 nights, and then make a trek to campsite C for one last night before hiking back. It’s amazing how squiggly dotted lines can seem so unimpressive, but when translated to carrying gear and hiking mostly uphill, they become the most powerful lines you can draw. It’s not my first trek into Glacier Park, and it won’t be my last, but it was my first chance to shed a lot of carry weight by packing in the Nubé Hammock Shelter instead of a formal tent!

Surfing Gran Pacifica, Nicaragua

Secluded Surf Spot in Nicaragua

Camping, Hammocking, Surfing, Hanging out

~ Adventure by Eli Baylis ~

Follow a bumpy dirt road lined with corn stalks and daisies to this special secluded spot near Gran Pacifica, Nicaragua. Playa Ausuchillas is a nearly vacant beach, besides fellow surfers and a few dogs. You basically have to dig to find it, but when you do, it's glorious. 

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When you arrive at Playa Ausuchillas, you'll come to a small clearing where you can park. Then take a short walk down a path off to the right as it opens up to this beautiful surf spot.  Shade is practically non existent here,  be sure to bring your own. 

SMr Camping Gear Used On This Adventure:

Nubé
Ginger Rust Pares hammock
Climb-Rated Carabiners
EZSlings

Transcending Borders - Road Trip from Mississippi to Mexico, and Central America

Prior to leaving on our quest driving from the US through Mexico and into Central America,  we read posts on the internet and listened as our friends and family offered endless warnings: “People in these areas are ruthless and violent” “Do not go, it’s too dangerous” “You WILL get kidnapped” “You WILL get robbed”. In many areas this may be true.