Articles by: Melissa Farage

Adventures in Yellowstone’s Black Canyon: The Trail to Nowhere

Adventures in Yellowstone’s Black Canyon: The Trail to Nowhere

This was one of the most terrifying and exhilarating backpacking experiences of my life. It was my first time in Yellowstone’s Black Canyon, and I[Read More…]

by October 13, 2016 0 comments Community
Fear and Loathing on the Yellowstone River Trail

Fear and Loathing on the Yellowstone River Trail

  The thought “Well that title’s a bit dramatic” probably crossed your mind. Just wait, it gets worse. Backpacking the Yellowstone River trail ranks among one[Read More…]

by September 14, 2016 0 comments Community, Fireside
Elite DriDown Hoody

Elite DriDown Hoody

Finally, a down jacket that is dressed to impress on the trail; not just the city sidewalk. Avid outdoors enthusiasts flock to down coats because[Read More…]

by September 4, 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
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
Women’s Mobile Mummy 800 3-Season Sleeping Bag

Women’s Mobile Mummy 800 3-Season Sleeping Bag

Backpacking is all about versatility. If one piece of gear can serve as two, you’re saving weight and keeping your gear consolidated. Sierra Designs tackles[Read More…]

by July 13, 2016 0 comments Gear
Mountain Hardware Dynama Pant Review

Mountain Hardware Dynama Pant Review

If you are looking for a faithful companion to join you on your next outdoor adventure, look no further than the Mountain Hardware Dynama Pant.[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 0 comments Gear
super.natural Base 175 Baselayers Review

super.natural Base 175 Baselayers Review

With its unique blend of Merino wool and synthetic fibers, super.natural’s baselayer collection provides a great alternative to the conventional wool baselayer. Unlike many baselayers[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 0 comments Gear
Norway’s Brekkefossen Waterfall Trail

Norway’s Brekkefossen Waterfall Trail

Visitors to Flam, Norway are greeted with an abundance of adventures to enjoy during their stay. One of the local favorites is the Brekkefossen Waterfall.[Read More…]

by November 10, 2014 0 comments Trails
Norway’s Vidden Trail

Norway’s Vidden Trail

The town of Bergen, Norway often attracts visitors for its spectacular architecture, history and shopping. While the tourists remain in the city center, those looking[Read More…]

by November 5, 2014 0 comments Trails