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11 Tips for Hiking With Babies & Toddlers

11 Tips for Hiking With Babies & Toddlers

Many first time parents are under the impression that once they add a baby to the family, adventures will suddenly come to a screeching halt.[Read More...]

by July 31, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
PowerPot V Review

PowerPot V Review

It can be the bane of a backpacker’s existence: you’re out on a multi-night backpack and your cell phone’s battery dies. Depending on the situation[Read More...]

by July 30, 2014 0 comments Gear
Along the Plateau Point Trail

Hiking the Corridor in the Grand Canyon

I had the good fortune this Spring to be able to travel to Arizona and backpack for ten days in the Grand Canyon. My original[Read More...]

by July 30, 2014 0 comments Community, Trails
A Test of Two Blister Resistant Socks

A Test of Two Blister Resistant Socks

When it comes to an adventure on the trails, I consider socks to be my most essential piece of clothing. It doesn’t matter if I’m[Read More...]

by July 29, 2014 0 comments Gear
Liberty Bell from the Washington Pass Overlook

Shooting the Milky Way

One of the biggest challenges in getting good shots of the Milky Way is simply getting far enough away from the ambient light of “civilization.” Once[Read More...]

by July 29, 2014 0 comments Skills
Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest Review

Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest Review

The Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest was designed by Anton Krupicka— hence his initials in the product name. Anton has won numerous 100-mile and 50-mile races,[Read More...]

by July 28, 2014 0 comments Gear
How to Clean a WhisperLite Stove

How to Clean a WhisperLite Stove

The WhisperLite stove by MSR has been one of the most popular backpacking stoves on the market since its inception for a reason. It’s relatively[Read More...]

by July 28, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Top 5 Chocolate Recipes for Backpacking

Top 5 Chocolate Recipes for Backpacking

The backcountry is the one place where having an unlimited amount of chocolate 24 hours a day is socially acceptable. For one, chocolate provides ample calories[Read More...]

by July 25, 2014 0 comments Community, Fireside, Food
Two Insoles One Review

Two Insoles One Review

When it comes to aftermarket insoles, I never even gave them a second thought. I usually stick to the insoles that come with the shoes.[Read More...]

by July 24, 2014 0 comments Gear
Hidden Lake Lookout, North Cascades, Washington

A Terrible Beauty: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

If you have ever wondered about the North Cascades, or about mountains, or about the need to be surrounded by wild places, take a quick[Read More...]

by July 24, 2014 0 comments Community

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