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Book Review – Awesome Woman’s Outdoor Guide

Book Review – Awesome Woman’s Outdoor Guide

A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO THE WILD Your Complete Outdoor Handbook By Ruby McConnel and Illustrated by Teresa Grasseschi 287 pp. Available through Sasquatch Books or[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
Backpack Kayaking – Alpine Lake Adventure

Backpack Kayaking – Alpine Lake Adventure

As we trekked down the path, the rain created an eerie setting. We’d gotten a late start on our backpack kayaking trip and the sky[Read More…]

by August 25, 2016 0 comments Community
USAF 50 Summits Challenge – Honoring Those That Give So Much

USAF 50 Summits Challenge – Honoring Those That Give So Much

Forget the tiny man-made Space Needle.  When it comes to the Washington State icon, one that can be seen from well over 100 miles away,[Read More…]

by August 22, 2016 0 comments Community
Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

The Outdoor Retailer 2016 Summer Market was a chance for some of the biggest manufacturers in the business to show what is new in the[Read More…]

by August 18, 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
Exploring Iconic Colorado Springs Hikes Like a Local

Exploring Iconic Colorado Springs Hikes Like a Local

Colorado Springs, Colo., is often seen as an urban gateway to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. In fact, it is the[Read More…]

by August 15, 2016 0 comments Community
Part 2 – Tami Asars PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Part 2 – Tami Asars PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Last week we introduced a two-part interview with guidebook writer and photographer Tami Asars.  This week we complete the series with Tami Asars giving us[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 0 comments Community, Trails
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
Running: Ideal Active Meditation

Running: Ideal Active Meditation

Have you ever experienced running along a trail, connecting with nature, feeling alive and then having a “break through” moment where your mind clears and[Read More…]

by August 1, 2016 0 comments Community
National Park Centennial – Post Your Best Park Pics

National Park Centennial – Post Your Best Park Pics

  You may or may not have heard, but 2016 is a special year – the US National Park Service is celebrating its centennial this[Read More…]

by July 29, 2016 0 comments Community