USAF 50 Summits Challenge – Honoring Those That Give So Much

USAF 50 Summits Challenge – Honoring Those That Give So Much

Forget the tiny man-made Space Needle.  When it comes to the Washington State icon, one that can be seen from well over 100 miles away,[Read More…]

by August 22, 2016 0 comments Community
Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

The Outdoor Retailer 2016 Summer Market was a chance for some of the biggest manufacturers in the business to show what is new in the[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 FL

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 FL

Ultralight. The word doesn’t necessarily invoke comfort or luxury, does it. When shopping around for an ultralight two-person tent, I typically find myself sacrificing comfort[Read More…]

by August 17, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Exploring Iconic Colorado Springs Hikes Like a Local

Exploring Iconic Colorado Springs Hikes Like a Local

Colorado Springs, Colo., is often seen as an urban gateway to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. In fact, it is the[Read More…]

by August 15, 2016 0 comments Community
Part 2 – Tami Asars PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Part 2 – Tami Asars PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Last week we introduced a two-part interview with guidebook writer and photographer Tami Asars.  This week we complete the series with Tami Asars giving us[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 0 comments Community, Trails
7 Tips to Escape National Park Hiking Crowds

7 Tips to Escape National Park Hiking Crowds

Washington hikers and backpackers are a unique crowd. We have high expectations when it comes to views, trail etiquette, and solitude. We know the good[Read More…]

by August 8, 2016 0 comments Community
Running: Ideal Active Meditation

Running: Ideal Active Meditation

Have you ever experienced running along a trail, connecting with nature, feeling alive and then having a “break through” moment where your mind clears and[Read More…]

by August 1, 2016 0 comments Community
National Park Centennial – Post Your Best Park Pics

National Park Centennial – Post Your Best Park Pics

  You may or may not have heard, but 2016 is a special year – the US National Park Service is celebrating its centennial this[Read More…]

by July 29, 2016 0 comments Community
Renowned Guide Book Writer Tami Asars – The PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Renowned Guide Book Writer Tami Asars – The PCT Experience in Her Own Words

This fall, photographer, former REI guide, and guide book writer Tami Asars will release her third backpacking guide book.  Tami’s critically acclaimed books are known[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 0 comments Community
Healthy Outdoor Food – 2nd Annual Vegan Food Crawl

Healthy Outdoor Food – 2nd Annual Vegan Food Crawl

    It’s time to get stoked! Are you a long-time vegan, a new vegan or just starting to explore how to reduce the amount[Read More…]

by July 22, 2016 0 comments Community, Food