Ecotourism – Pacific Northwest Climbers Making a Difference in Nepal

Ecotourism – Pacific Northwest Climbers Making a Difference in Nepal

Ecotourism is becoming a popular travel option, and the Pacific Northwest has a special relationship with the people of Nepal.  The volcanic peaks that dominate[Read More…]

by June 28, 2016 0 comments Community
The Pacific Northwest Trail – The Last Wild National Trail

The Pacific Northwest Trail – The Last Wild National Trail

All of us have grown up hearing the stories of the historic Appalachian Trail, and the movie Wild made the Pacific Crest Trail saturated with[Read More…]

by June 23, 2016 0 comments Community
Iceland Backpacking – 5 Things to Know Before Booking Your Trip to Iceland

Iceland Backpacking – 5 Things to Know Before Booking Your Trip to Iceland

Our adventure travel reporter, Liz Forster, is once again on the trail and filed this trip report from London.  Find out about the next big[Read More…]

by June 21, 2016 0 comments Community
A 2-year-old boy was attacked by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida.  Photo Source: www.parentherald.com

Alligator Attack at Florida Disney Theme Park

A 2-year-old boy was taken in an alligator attack Tuesday night at a lake at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, in Orlando.  Wednesday afternoon,[Read More…]

by June 15, 2016 0 comments Community
3 Freezer Bag Cooking Meals for Backpacking

3 Freezer Bag Cooking Meals for Backpacking

  Freezer bag cooking is a way to create and cook quick, simple, yet delicious, meals on the trail with no cleanup. It has become[Read More…]

by June 13, 2016 0 comments Food
Fear and Lightning on the Pacific Crest Trail

Fear and Lightning on the Pacific Crest Trail

I crossed Mackenzie Pass, Oregon at about 9:00am on Day 33 in the late summer of 2013.  I had just completed solo hiking 500 miles[Read More…]

by June 9, 2016 0 comments Community
Skier Remains Found

Skier Remains Found

According to the Seattle Times, skier remains found Saturday are thought to be those of a skier lost since December. Friends of lost backcountry skier,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2016 0 comments Community
Deuter Gröden 32 Hiking Backpack Review

Deuter Gröden 32 Hiking Backpack Review

Upon first inspection of the Gröden 32, the thing just screams German engineering. It doesn’t have the streamlined cut or traffic-stopping color scheme of many[Read More…]

by May 8, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
The American West through My Lens

The American West through My Lens

To me, both life and photography are about opportunities. I wanted to explore and feel the American West by myself: crossing mountains, plains, deserts, and experiencing[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Community
From The Web For Backpackers April 2016

From The Web For Backpackers April 2016

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.     Never hike alone in bear country.     Cougar broke into house. When going fishing, take[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Fireside