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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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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What happens with all of your slightly used gear? Many of us have gear we have used and is in great condition but we have upgraded, out grown it, or simply just do not use it anymore. Last year I wrote a post about all of the different ways you can clean out your gear […]

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Park officials at The Grand Canyon are proposing changes to how the backcountry areas of the Grand Canyon are managed. As more outdoor enthusiasts take to the parks trails and backcountry areas the Grand Canyon could require hikers to pay for permits to hike the more popular inner-canyon trails. Millions of people visit the Grand […]

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The event will take place March 19th, 2016 near Fort Smith, AR on the Ozarks Highlands Trail. Hikers will arrive at the hotel on Friday, March 18th and a reception dinner/pre-hike briefing will be held at VFW Post 8845 Friday evening. After a quick breakfast in the early hours of Saturday morning, hikers will be transported to the trail head. Following the hike, we will have a celebratory dinner and hikers will depart Sunday morning.

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In 2016 the National Park Service turns 100 years old. Such a momentous occasion must be marked with an event or events that are just as noteworthy as the number of years they are celebrating. The National Park Service has just announced that they would like all of us to join them in celebrating during 16 entrance fee -free days in 2016. Any of the parks that charge an entrance fee will be waived for everyone during the selected days .

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Monday morning my social media feeds exploded with news that REI was going to close down all of their retail stores and offices during Black Friday. They are going to pay their employees to get outside and go play.  REI is calling this  #OptOutside. The entire premise is to get people outdoors instead of spending […]

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Amy Hatch always knew she wanted to start her own business. She almost bought a historic mountain lodge in Alaska with the idea of renovating it. She dreamed of taking all the beta she gathered from her own world travels and launching a tour company. And for several years she worked as a freelance writer […]

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Jeff of SoCalHiker.net has created The SoCalHiker Six-Pack of Peaks while training to hike the John Muir Trail.  This training program included several weekday conditioning hikes, longer weekend hikes, weight-bearing hikes and hikes at higher altitude with substantial elevation gain. When it was all said and done he had created a set of six peak […]

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The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce our 2015 Digital Photo Contest. This year’s theme is The New Wild and we’ll be thanking the winners with Go Pro gear, Patagonia jackets, free memberships and more! Please help us by letting your readers and followers know by posting about the contest on your blog and social media.

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Allie Hinga: Goodman Elementary project helps kids get outdoors One component of the project is an outdoor classroom, which is being put into place with the help of a $5,000 grant. That will pay for a covered pavilion, park benches, picnic tables, bird feeders and various plants that attract butterflies. The space will allow teachers […]

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The first of hopefully many many shows for Hiker Radio. On this short introductory show Scott and I took time to properly introduce themselves by talking about their outdoor backgrounds, blogs and other engagements in the outdoor and online communities. Scott and Adam also briefly discuss the purpose and goal of Hiker Radio. Both comment […]

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Hipcamp utilizes its growing network to help find the best camping spots across the country. They source photos, tips, and updated information from their network of people just like you. The best part about Hipcamp is that you can reserve campsites quickly and easily from the Hipcamp website. No more clicking loads of links to find out that you may or may not have reserved the campsite.

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Hiking is rapidly picking up new fans Hollywood has discovered long-distance hiking. Maybe it’s not the sexiest subject, but there’s plenty of drama and the scenery is tops — no digital enhancement needed. “Wild,” the critically acclaimed movie that chronicled Cheryl Strayed’s epic odyssey along the Pacific Crest Trail, and “A Walk in the Woods,” […]

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A while ago I was asked by Brett of S’more Outdoor to be one of his guests on his podcast. We had a great time talking about how the outdoors has shaped by career path and how the “Nature Effect” can do for everyone. If you are not familiar with the S’more Outdoor podcast I […]

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The Golden Boots Blogger award is to recognize outdoor adventure bloggers who are adventuring and providing amazing stories. Congratulations to the January 2015  winners. Do you have a favorite blog that you would like to suggest? Click here to submit your favorite blogs. January 2015 Winners The Proper Function – theproperfunction.com Carrot Quinn – carrotquinn.com […]

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