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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 [...]

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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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What’s in My Pack: 14er Packing List

Are you ready to climb a mountain? Here's a look at what should be in your pack.

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Backpacking Gore Lake: Trip Report

Pristine waters and dramatic peaks make this difficult hike a rewarding overnight backpacking trip.

5 Mental Tips for Climbing a 14er or 13er

If you're not questioning why you like to wake up at an ungodly hour to subject yourself to intense physical torture at high altitudes, then you aren't doing it right.

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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 [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Taking an Avalanche Safety Course

Zerrpppppp, click. Zerrrrpppp click. Zerrrrpppp click. My legs sound robotic as they slide across the skin track on their makeshift skis. The only thing that reminds me that I'm human is my heavy [...]

Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Trip Report

The 3:30am wake up call came with some ease this go around. Surprisingly, my eyes naturally popped open without an alarm. It's as if my natural body clock knew what was coming. I rolled out of [...]

Everything You Need to Know on How to Snowshoe with a Dog

As I finally clear the boulders and begin to rip my spikes off Nina does a happy dance and starts rolling furiously across the patches of snow. She's happy to be outside enjoying the great white [...]

Tips for Snow Hiking and Snowshoeing

It's cold, well below freezing. You're a few miles in and the weather is starting to roll in quick. 40-50mph freezing winds whip down the steep face of the mountain your hiking next to. You lose [...]

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