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
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Approach any challenge with the Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX.  If you are climbing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s magnificent peaks, you might find yourself[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sol Escape Lite Bivvy – Product Review

Sol Escape Lite Bivvy – Product Review

In the wild with the Sol Escape Lite Bivvy.  If you are sleeping in a bivvy, chances are your day did not go as planned.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2016 0 comments Community
The Hiking Brain – Boost Your Creativity and Happiness

The Hiking Brain – Boost Your Creativity and Happiness

  Outdoor exercise can do more for your brain than just the familiar runners-high.  Most of us have experienced a euphoric feeling while on the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Community
SunRidge Farms Trail Mix – Product Review

SunRidge Farms Trail Mix – Product Review

Fueling outdoor adventures with calories is usually a bland task occasionally punctuated with a minimal spice kit and your choice of hot sauce.  Nothing is[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
EcoZoom Dura Rocket – The Ideal Base Camp Stove

EcoZoom Dura Rocket – The Ideal Base Camp Stove

This nifty cast iron stove from EcoZoom is called the Dura Rocket.  The compact and durable Dura Rocket might become the ideal addition to your next base camp[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Community
Adventure Medical Kit – Product Review

Adventure Medical Kit – Product Review

Earlier this year, I completed a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification. I took the course to better equip myself to handle the inevitable blister, falling[Read More…]

by September 18, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
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
Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Outdoor Retailer Inspiring Stories

Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Outdoor Retailer Inspiring Stories

There are thousands of vendors at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market exposition.  And while it is easy to get lost in the crowd, some companies[Read More…]

by September 7, 2016 0 comments Community
Breaking News – Puget Sound Open Water Swim Record Set

Breaking News – Puget Sound Open Water Swim Record Set

A Puget Sound open water swim record was set Sunday when swimmer Erika Norris set a new record for the 10.4 mile Amy Hiland Swim[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 0 comments Breaking News