Gearing up for Outdoor Retailer


Outdoor Retailer is soon upon us. A week of outdoor gadgets and gear. OR has two shows to match the outdoor industries seasons.  The Winter and Summer markets. OR is the nations largest B2B outdoor event. Showcasing more than 1,400 brands and bringing together thousands of media, buyers, and industry professionals. More than 40 countries will be represented.  Needless to say this is the place where awesome stuff happens. I have been wanting to go to this show ever since I started blogging and this year is the first year it has worked into my schedule. I am excited to meet many of the fine folks who have been sponsors in the past and to see some of the latest and greatest gear on the market.  I have been lucky enough to be invited to stay at a good friend fellow blogger and fellow #omnitener.  He will have a full house from the sound of things which will only make the experience more awesome. Nothing says having fun like a house full of outdoor bloggers, social media influencers, and media types.

I have been very fortunate to land some awesome meetings with some big name companies to get a sneak peak of their new gear. There will also be invite only breakfasts, VIP dinner hikes, and happy hours attended. One can not attend OR without spending the day with Teton Sports and Bacountry Tees for the #Hiterchat Bonanza. Rumor has it there will be hiking. SUPing, eating, and so much more.

Getting there will be just as much of the adventure as actually attending the show. I will be driving the 12 hrs north to Salt Lake City area and camping / hiking along the way. I have given myself plenty of time to get there by leaving on the  second and activities do not start until the morning of the fifth. There are also plans to meet up with fellow bloggers and social media folks on the route.


Outdoor Retailer and #HellHikeAndRaft gear organizing.

The nice thing about traveling and camping for this trip is that I will have the luxury of having lots of extra room in the Jeep. This will allow me to be able to take everything including the proverbial kitchen sink. I have quite a few pieces of gear that I will be testing many will come straight out of the packaging for the trip. I am incredibly excited to see many old friends again and meet many new ones.

Will you be attending OR this year?

Like always see you on the trails or maybe in the showrooms of OR!

Cheap Quality Gear – LeftLane Sports Promotion

As an outdoor enthusiast I am always looking for the next best piece of gear that is lighter than its predecessor without breaking the bank. Enter a membership based deal website. They provide access to top endurance, outdoor, and action sports brands at up to 70% off retail prices. I have purchased several items from them over the years. The whole process was smooth and quick.



I was recently approached by wanting to know if Hiking The Trail would be interested in partnering up to provide a  discount to all of you. Head on over to website and enter TrailHike15 on checkout and get 15% off site wide. It is a limited time offer and can not be used with any other offers. Take a look and happy discount gear hunting.

Full Disclosure:  The links in this post are referral links and the purpose of this post is for advertising / marketing.

Sierra Trading Post and HTT talk “Finding Adventure in Everyday life” #trailtime 4pm MDT July 24


Join Sierra Trading post and HTT today at 4pm MDT for #trailtime twitter chat. We will be talking about “finding adventure in everyday life”

July 2014 Golden Boots Blogger Awards Announced


Congratulations to the June 2014 Winners of the Golden Boots Blogger Award.

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Out of the blue.

Open the laptop and check my email. Junk Junk and more Junk. I begin the process of deleting all of the crap mail and come across one titled. “#### Thinks You’re an Expert”. (I have hidden the name of the company to keep things a little more fun when they start announcing things.) When I read the subject of the email I instantly thought it might be some kind of a sale flyer which I get from the company from time to time. I opened it up and its asking if I want to be part of this very vague but intriguing opportunity. I responded back saying that I would like to participate. I was told that If I would be selected I would be hearing back after the 11th of July. Time went by and I had totally forgotten about this entire email chain until this morning when I saw that I had a new message attached to that conversation. I opened it up  and there it was Congrats…. I am very excited to see where all of it goes and to help promote this great brand(s). Like always stay tuned for more awesome.

Happy Trails.


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