Stories from Life Outside

The adventure truly begins when things don't go to plan. The Fox in the Forest outdoor blog is dedicated to honesty. We all make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes are worth writing about.

how to conquer fear

A Season of Firsts: Conquering Fear

Fear can only paralyze us if we let it. Don’t let fear hold you back, learn to face it head on.

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2017 Outdoor Fails and Bloopers

Instead of bringing you a picture-perfect wrap up of my year, I’m bringing you the facepalms. The eye-opening, adrenaline-pumping stories where things could have gone a little bit better. Oh, and plenty of totally embarrassing photos.

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Mount Powell and Kneeknocker Pass

Fall in the Gore Range Hiking Kneeknocker Pass, CO Trip Report

Fall brings stunning color to the Colorado Rockies. What better way to experience the magic than a difficult hike to the top of a high pass in the Gore Range?

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father dyer and crystal peak

Double the Fun Father Dyer and Crystal Peak Trip Report

Have you ever had a day in the mountains so perfect you forgot that you were doing something difficult? Perhaps the weather was just right, maybe you met some cool new friends, or perhaps you satisfied your desire to complete a certain route. Well, for my day on Father Dyer, it was all three.

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crag life

That Crag Life: Rock Climbers’ Paradise

There is something about climbing rocks that keeps bringing me back. The challenge of facing fears never comes easily. Climbing teaches us to keep pushing back on that fear. The harder you push the more you realize what you are truly capable of.

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Life lessons learned from Rock climbing

Life Lesson Learned from Rock Climbing

I stand there, frozen, unable to speak, pinching a ledge of rock about a knuckle deep for dear life. We had bushwhacked our way up a Castlewood Canyon to hang out on some walls and get our climb on – however at that moment it was the last thing I could bring myself to do. Half way up a route where the holds went from gentle 5.9 jugs to a grueling 5.11a. finger killers. There I was, stuck in my sick fantasy on how was I going to fall to certain death. Tears started to trickle down my face.

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Outdoor Freelance Writer

Meg aka Fox is a 30-something true-born adventurer and enthusiastic storyteller. Exploration pulses through her veins. As an avid outdoors enthusiast and world traveler she's determined to discover the remote corners of the planet. She'd rather be dirty than done up.

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