HIKING

Advocacy

Ode to Trail Workers

Maps, guidebooks and a few websites are devoted to a series of small squiggly lines. We study them, discuss them and spend our money to follow them. Anyone that enjoys life outside spends a significant amount of time on trails….

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Advocacy

Every Camper, A Conservationist

For those of us that love to play and enjoy the wilder and untamed corners of our planet, participation in stewardship and conservation should be a natural extension of our love for the mountains, rivers, valleys and forests.

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Tips

5 Not So Basic Backpacking Tips

There’s no better feeling than packing all the supplies you’ll need for the next few days onto your back, carrying it with you through forests, over mountains and alongside rushing rivers, and camping in an area that’s truly off the…

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Tips

Spring Inspired Camping Menu

Spring is here, and with it, the camping pre-season. What better way to stay inspired as we bide our time than to pull our camping gear out of hibernation and start making plans for future outdoor adventures? It’s still a…

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Stories

Trail Home: Creating Home on a Thru Hike

While thru-hiking a trail your home becomes transient. Learn how to find stability in returning to it each night. We found our speck of familiarity along a vast, unfamiliar trail. So, go out and explore. Wander freely.

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Summer Dream Team

Stories

Therm-a-Rest Dream Team Summer Edition

The Therm-a-Rest Dream Team is a group of fun-loving ambassadors that will be packing some of our favorite pieces of gear on their adventures. They share our draw to the great outdoors and also share our desire for a better night outside.

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Debunking the myths of mountaineering

Stories

Debunking the Myths of Mountaineering

Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or just getting started on your foray into the mountains, there are some widely circulating myths that need to be clarified and debunked.

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Gear

Light is Right

There is a fine line between bringing too much and not bringing enough when going into the backcountry. Learn how to pack light without sacrificing comfort.

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