When it comes to rock climbing, the sport has countless variations which can suit all types of adventure seekers. The diversity offered by the sport is one of the major reasons for its popularity. Rock climbing is not just about climbing natural rock formations; it can also be done in an indoor gym with concrete […]

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The United States has seen its fair share of natural disasters over the past 150 years. While the more recent disasters such as Hurricane Katrina is what most people remember, Katrina was far from the deadliest storm to ever strike the US. The deadliest hurricane on record was the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which killed […]

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

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For most people, traveling changes them forever. It opens their mind to new possibilities, fuels a desire to see and experience more, and plants a seed of longing that cannot be satisfied. As Mark Twain said in The Innocents Abroad, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness… Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and […]

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The Oboz Scapegoat Low shoes are a versatile, breathable, and light weight hiker. These have been perfect for the summer and fall temps here in the Arizona mountains.  The breathable mesh allows them to dry quicker than your average hiking boot if you happen to get them wet and they allow your feet to breathe and stay […]

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Are you planning your first camping trip with friends or have you been invited to go on a camping trip in the near future? I am sure your friends and family have bombarded you with tons of information on what products to buy. If you are not sure if you will even like camping here […]

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“There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Hiking is an exciting and fulfilling activity that many people include in their everyday lives. This activity encompasses many things, starting from a quick walk in the woods to a mountain climbing that lasts for days. It does not only promote excitement and fun, but does well for the health of the people embarking in […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zach Behrens, 559-565-3131 (o) or 559-679-2866 (c) Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. — As the search for Robert “Bob” Woodie continues, park officials are requesting that any hiker who was in the search area since Thursday, October 13, 2016, to reach […]

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We’ve all been there. You have a great hobby and you can’t wait to share it but your best friend, close family, or significant other has no interest in trying it out with you. I don’t always get to spend the time outdoors that I would like to, especially because I’m balancing a 9-5 desk […]

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Before embarking on your next adventure, take some time to plan ahead and prepare yourself for a few potential risks that mother nature may throw your way. Taking steps such as studying the weather forecast of the area, the history of the terrain and regional weather patterns, may help determine when to avoid a particular […]

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11th Annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series to Feature Dave Nettle, Will Gadd, Tommy Caldwell, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards Tahoe City, Calif. (October 11th, 2016) – Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s iconic 39-year-old mountain shop is proud to announce their 11th annual Winter Film Series. On Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 7pm local hero Dave […]

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Learn more at http://blog.rei.com/paulsboots/ If you have not heard about the story of Paul’s boots by now it is a story that will leave you touched and fall in love with the backpacking community all over again. “Recently, a heartbroken woman contacted the Dirtbag Diaries with a story about a man who waited just a […]

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Socks may not be the most exciting thing to review however for any hiker socks are just as important as your backpack. If your feet are not happy then neither are you. Wigwam has been in the sock business since the early 1900s. Technology has changed and so have the needs of the people who […]

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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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When I was selected to join the #LHX2017 crew the one major requirement was to help raise awareness of Gear Forward and help them collect gently used gear to donate to youth. Most of the youth that we have helped provide gear to have been with the Boy Scouts however it is not limited to […]

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“The environment is everything that isn’t me.” – Albert Einstein

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