Canyoneering San Antonio Canyon

Canyoneering San Antonio Canyon

After a long break from canyoneering, we made our spring debut by running San Antonio Falls. With the pleasures of a sunny day and ice-cold waterfalls pounding our heads, we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season…although we were both admittedly out of shape. Enjoy the video! Running San Antonio Canyon  **Disclaimer: Canyoneering comes with serious risks and should only be done if you have proper training or an experienced leader. The information above is not to…

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The Fools in Costa Rica

The Fools in Costa Rica

Taking a short break from our respective industries, we jetted down to Costa Rica for a long weekend. Not a lot of wandering from place to place, as our time was limited. We flew into the capital city, San José, and then took a bus to Puerto Viejo, where we stayed in a cheap (read no-frills) hostel for a few days. While in Puerto Viejo, there was a lot of unseasonal rain. We spent our days walking up and down the…

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Canyoneering Supercloud – San Gabriel Mountains

Canyoneering Supercloud – San Gabriel Mountains

After a canyoneering sabbatical, the Wandering Fools ran Supercloud the day after Thanksgiving because #optoutside. There was light rain the day before–enough to make the ground damp and add a trickle of water throughout the canyon–but not enough to make it dangerous. It was just enough to make the experience fun. Running Supercloud – San Gabriel Mountains  **Disclaimer: Canyoneering comes with serious risks and should only be done if you have proper training or an experienced leader. The information above…

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The Fools Go to Europe

The Fools Go to Europe

In fall 2018, Mr. Fool took Ms. Fool on a whirlwind tour of Europe. With only a loose itinerary in mind, and the first week’s travel and accommodations booked, we left LAX for Heathrow. Below are some of our trip highlights. Or click the city name to jump to that specific blog section: London: Part I, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, London: Part II. London-bound! We stayed with two of Mr. Fool’s college friends. Though they have their hands full…

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The Fools Made T-Shirts

The Fools Made T-Shirts

The Wandering Fools have been busy. We just released a new bunch of t-shirt that are now available for purchase on Threadless. Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @thewanderingfoolsmerch as we release new designs. Alphabet T-Shirts: The ABCs of Outdoor Adventuring line of t-shirts are based off our book of the same name. Each shirt features a letter from the alphabet and an illustration of a related outdoor activity. Check out the designs below, and feel free to let us…

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The Fools Tied tided the figure 8 (knot)

The Fools Tied tided the figure 8 (knot)

They say, “Only fools fall in love.” So it’s fitting that we, The Wandering Fools, tied the knot in summer 2018. It’s been a tough year, and we’re thankful for the supportive friends who stepped forward when we needed them most. We feel really lucky to have each other, and we aren’t wanting for anything. However, if anyone feels compelled to give, then we have a few options. Donate to our “Etc Fund” here. Proceeds will go toward helping extended family…

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The Fools Wrote a Book

The Fools Wrote a Book

We (read: Mr. Fool) had a little free time over the last year and spent it writing and illustrating an ABC book for kids based on outdoor adventure sports. After completing the book, we (he) also created a coloring book version that includes penmanship practice exercises. Both our books are available for purchase on Amazon and even work with Prime shipping!  The ABCs of Outdoor Adventuring Written & Illustrated by The Wandering Fools  The ABCs of Outdoor Adventuring Coloring Book…

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Mr. Fool’s parents came to visit from Pennsylvania and wanted to get a taste of the Old West. So we took them on a whirlwind four-night, five-day road trip that hit almost every major park in the southwest. But before jetting away from our beloved SoCal, we took them on their first-ever tandem paragliding flights. Click here to see that adventure! Road Trip Day 1: Death Valley & Las Vegas On the first day of our road trip, we headed north to…

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Tandem Paragliding with Parents

Tandem Paragliding with Parents

Mr. Fool’s parents came out from Pennsylvania to sunny California to visit, and he took them tandem paragliding.  For years, they watched Mr. Fool’s progress as he learn to paraglide and wondered what it would be like to fly. A few weeks ago, they finally got to find out. Checkout Mr. Fool’s parents’ first tandem paragliding flights: **Disclaimer: Paragliding is a dangerous sport that should only be done by qualified individuals with the proper training and licensing. If you happen to…

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June Lake Ice Climbing Trip + Video

June Lake Ice Climbing Trip + Video

The Ice Climbing Adventure Begins After signing up for “An Introduction to Ice Climbing” through the Sierra Mountain Center, we packed our winter gear and headed to June Lake, CA. The drive was intense: our route led us into a raging blizzard with winds over 35 mph and an expected snowfall of up to 5 feet. There were moments of whiteout, and ice and snow all over the road. We got lucky just before our destination and followed a snowplow directly to…

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