A Local’s Guide to Lake Tahoe

Pristine sapphire waters lap gently against the steep peaks of the Sierra Nevadas. Dramatic views unfold between pines and you hike along the ridges of the mountains. Perhaps hiking isn't your [...]

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How to Build a DIY Outdoor Gear Room for $120

I never thought I'd be that person who had more than one sleeping bag, a backpack for any occasion, and 2 snowboard setups. But alas, it happened and hey, I'm pretty happy about it. However [...]

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Backpacking Gore Lake: Trip Report

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

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Leave No Trace Basics

Next time you go into the wild, use these tips to help mitigate your impact on the environment.

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Hike Like a Woman Ambassador

That one time I became an ambassador for a badass team of adventure babes...

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 [...]

Campfire Tales – Short Stories in the Outdoors

We've all been there. You've got this idealistic plan of spending some time out in the great outdoors. But it's not all sunny days and easy going. Here are some short stories of what happened [...]

The Perfect Sunrise Hike at Rocky Mountain National Park in Winter

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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