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31 Days of ROCKtober

Highway 120 climbs up from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows, shedding temperatures and crowds with each mile, the granite shrinking and taking on gentler angles and faces. A chill wind trails us as we drive the two-lane road through enchanted…

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7 Tips for Fall Camping

That crisp autumn air in your nostrils, the soft crunch of fallen leaves, the golden glow of an early sunset, less people, fewer bugs…camping in the fall is the best. Whether embarking on a late-season backpacking trip or shuttling the…

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How To Wash a Sleeping Bag

Dirt, grime and oils on the surface of your bag will slowly work into the fill of your bag causing it to lose loft and warmth. In order to keep your bag performing at it’s best, we’ve laid out how to wash a sleeping bag and quilt.

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Blowing It Up: How to Inflate a Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pad

Ask anyone: A good night’s sleep while camping or backpacking can make all the difference in your outdoor adventures. Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads are renowned for their comfort and convenience, and knowing how to properly inflate them quickly and efficiently is…

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How to Build a Fall Sleep System

A proper fall sleep system gives you the ability to capitalize on the exquisite shoulder season of autumn—no bugs, fewer crowds, no sweltering heat. Depending on where you are though, shoulder season can be hard to plan for. It is…

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Better Bikepacking For All

A guide through the essentials of bike-camping, from selecting your adventure wagon, route-finding, and packing principles in order to prime you for your next adventure.

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