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Trip Report: Camp Muir, Mount Rainier

Trip Report: Camp Muir, Mount Rainier

Planning a trek up the Big One – Mount Rainier – gets my adrenaline pumping the minute I start packing my backpack. My husband and[Read More…]

by July 31, 2015 0 comments Trails
Pan Handle Gap where the remains were found is normally covered in snow all year, but warmer temperatures have caused significant snow loss Source:  Philarmitage.net

Hiker’s Remains Discovered on Wonderland Trail

Mount Rainier National Park officials said Tuesday that the human remains discovered on the Wonderland Trail Sunday are likely those of Edwin Birch, 64, from[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Community
Olicamp Kinetic Ultra Titanium Stove Combo Review

Olicamp Kinetic Ultra Titanium Stove Combo Review

The Olicamp Kinetic Ultra Titanium Stove and Hard Anodized XTS Pot is all about lightweight convenience and is perfect for a short weekend trip backpacking.[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Gear
Volunteers and friends of Vuerich constructed the shelter in a single day with supplies ferried up the mountain by helicopter.  Source: blog.fourshopping.it

Extreme Italian Alps Hut Camping in Luca Vuerich Shelter

The mountain-top hut in the Julian Alps is perched at 8,300 ft. on the edge of the Foronon del Buinz between Italy and Slovenia on[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Community
Wildfires treaten National Forests in central and eastern Washington.

Wildfire Affects Pacific Crest Trail: Closure in Glacier Peak Wilderness

The Blankenship Fire in the South Fork of Agnes Creek of the Glacier Peak Wilderness has grown to over 70 acres, causing the Forest Service[Read More…]

by July 27, 2015 0 comments Community
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Best Camping Spots in Washington

In Washington, great places to camp are nearly endless. But it’s summertime, which means you’re going to want to make the most of every weekend.[Read More…]

by July 27, 2015 0 comments Community, Trails
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2 Review

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2 Review

The World’s lightest waterproof jacket and 2014/2015 ISPO Award Winner. This bold, yet true statement made by Berghaus completely changed my conception of what it[Read More…]

by July 24, 2015 0 comments Gear
Photo by Christopher Cotrell Flickr.com

7 Tips for a Successful Solo Trip

Hiking and camping can be some of the most peaceful, and often spiritual, activities. It reminds us to open our ears to every rustling leaf[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Skills
Kelty Women’s Catalyst 76 Review

Kelty Women’s Catalyst 76 Review

Hauling gear, food and clothes into the backcountry for anytime longer than a few days is a huge undertaking. In addition to logging serious millage[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Gear
All the Wild That Remains Book Review

All the Wild That Remains Book Review

David Gessner’s book All the Wild That Remains (released in April 2015) is subtitled “Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West.” And, if you’re familiar[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 0 comments Community

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