Story Samples

Please Peruse Some Story Samples

I am the original author of all these pieces. In some cases, it was originally posted on another website. If you’d like to commission an article, email trent@goldfinchadventures.com or fill out the form on the home page.

How to Choose a Quickdraw

Please note: The content in this post is purely informational and does not substitute professional instruction. If you have questions or need education on the proper and safe use of climbing equipment, please contact your local climbing gym or a certified guide and/or instructor. *  You may have noticed that there is more than one quickdraw available on ourContinue reading “How to Choose a Quickdraw”

What to Bring on a Hike

It’s kind of a loaded question, don’t you think? There are so many options of things you could bring, things like a hiking backpack, trekking poles, traction devices, water bottles or filters.  Most hiking backpacks aren’t big enough to bring everything you might need. Sometimes it’s all helpful, sometimes it never comes out of your pack and its only purpose is to increase your endurance for futureContinue reading “What to Bring on a Hike”

Every Kid Outdoors

Who knew that there is a program for fourth graders to visit any of our country’s national parks for free? Did you also know that this offer has been extended to fifth graders by the office of the National Park Service Director? How does this program work? Do I want to take advantage of it?Continue reading “Every Kid Outdoors”

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