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Tackling Southern Utah Out of Your Rental Car

I woke to some strange noises outside. Some voices—and a fire crackling. Coming to my senses, I remembered where I was: sprawled out in the back of a rental vehicle next to my wife in the Utah desert, over 1,000…

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National Parks: Going Off-The-Beaten Path

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” John Muir nailed it with this quote in his 1901 book, Our National Parks. And we…

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5 Tips to Make the Most of the Backcountry

I didn’t come out here to rough it, the city is rough enough. We’ve all heard the phrase “roughing it” before. This simple string of words is most commonly applied to pursuits that involve heading into the backcountry. Where did…

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Adventure Running

ad ∙ ven∙ ture run  noun   \ǝd’ven-t∫ǝr ‘rǝn\ a form of simple jogging done with the goal of exploring a novel environment; modern origins can be attributed to this seminal escapade across NYC a means of seeing sights, meeting people, exploring landscapes, and sampling tasty…

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Jam Out With Our Pickathon Camping Playlist

There’s something about camping in the woods and sitting with friends around a fire that begs for music. Maybe it’s the communal atmosphere, the fresh air, or one too many hot toddies, but instruments seem to magically appear when the…

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7 New Year’s Resolutions to Get You Outside

New Year’s resolutions can be a lot like patting your head while rubbing your belly. A lot easier said than done. But with a little commitment, a new year’s resolution can be the perfect opportunity to get what you’ve always…

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Backpacking TV: What to Pack

You might be quietly sobbing over the end of summer, but fear not. As nearly any backpacker will tell you, fall is really where it’s at. The colors are spectacular, the crowds a bit thinner, and the temperatures so perfect,…

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How to Backpack with Toddlers

My best friend Heidi and I laid all the gear on the living room floor while August, Heidi’s two year old son, danced through the piles, asking if he could eat the snickers bar that was going into our food…

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Backpacking TV: Trail Etiquette

Visit the web page for Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34), through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and you will discover that it, “offers visitors thrilling views, wildlife sightings and spectacular alpine wildflower exhibitions, all from the comfort of their…

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Backpacking TV: How to Get a Great Sleep While Backpacking

Our recent infographic on sleeping well outdoors was our take on some key elements to getting a great night’s rest under the stars. Now it’s Backpacker TV’s turn to drop their insights, reinforcing some of our points and adding few others to help you further. And…

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Backpacking TV: Campfires for Backpackers

The art of a responsible backcountry campfire is right up there with the art of the backcountry poo. Both are incredibly enjoyable, in their own unique ways, and both are more frequently practiced poorly than we all might like, leaving…

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