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5 Hearty Recipes for Cold Weather Backpacking

As colder temps slowly begin to descend upon us, some people prefer to hang-up their gear in favor of slippers and a warm bed. But[Read More...]

by October 23, 2014 0 comments Food
Off-Season Conditioning for Hiking

Off-Season Conditioning for Hiking

We’ve all had an epic year of adventures on the trail!  You should feel really good about the fitness gains you’ve made over the season. It’s[Read More...]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Skills
Dragontail Shadowfire 360 Tenkara Rod Review

Dragontail Shadowfire 360 Tenkara Rod Review

The Dragontail Shadowfire 360 Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod is a great rod at an even greater price. For the budding Tenkara angler looking to get into[Read More...]

by October 20, 2014 0 comments Gear
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Five Essentials for Fall Camping

The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping and you are beginning to realize you aren’t ready to call it quits with camping quite yet.[Read More...]

by October 20, 2014 0 comments Gear, Skills
Brenthaven Velo Backpack Review

Brenthaven Velo Backpack Review

If you commute by bicycle, and carry along electronics, then the Brenthaven Velo Backpack is for you! Rugged yet sleek, the Velo’s water resistant exterior protects against[Read More...]

by October 16, 2014 0 comments Gear
Many of Hilleberg tents are designed for all-season use – photo courtesy Petra Hilleberg

Petra Hilleberg – The Quintessential Northwest Executive and Maker of the Essential Northwest Tent

The world of recreational tents is extremely competitive with many outdoor powerhouses seeking to dominate the market, so how does a small family owned business[Read More...]

by October 16, 2014 0 comments Community
Brooks Cowles guiding a rafting trip down the Snake River wearing the Pint Sunglasses by Ryders Eyewear

Ryders Eyewear Review

I am what you might call a sunglasses connoisseur. I feel like a good pair of shades can go a long way and that certain[Read More...]

by October 15, 2014 0 comments Gear
Early Snow and Autumn Aspens - Colorado

Colorado High Country Autumn

We’re in the midst of a spectacular autumn season here in the Colorado high country. Autumn in the West is hard to comprehend, even with[Read More...]

by October 15, 2014 0 comments Community
New Zealand on Foot: 1800 Miles on the Te Araroa Trail

New Zealand on Foot: 1800 Miles on the Te Araroa Trail

In the movies, the protagonist must always face a “call to action,” and invariably, turn it down at least once. When Gandalf came knocking on[Read More...]

by October 14, 2014 0 comments Community, Trails
GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Review

GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Review

Rarely do we leave the house without a steamy cup of coffee or tea in hand, especially when we’re headed to the mountains. For several[Read More...]

by October 14, 2014 0 comments Gear

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