My name is Jake Swapp. I got my nick name Topaz Raider while scouting for gems in the Thomas Range (Utah) with my cousin. I created the Terra Incognita Forum as a basic blog to share my writings. I chose the name of this blog to inspire thinking beyond what is known. While my main focus will be outdoor related, no topic is off limits. I plan on posting reviews of outdoor products that I use. One day I hope to have others write about topics of their own choosing.
I enjoy basically all outdoor activities. I especially enjoy mountaineering. I live in Utah and find some of my favorite places are the Lone Peak Wilderness and the High Uintas Wilderness. I also love the deserts of Utah. They are rich in minerals and out of this world scenery. I have recently been expanding my interest in astronomy.