Stories

Featured Story
10 Things Learned On The Oregon Desert Trail

By Whitney La Ruffa From September 1st to September 30th this year I thru-hiked the Oregon Desert Trail, a 750-mile route created by the Oregon Natural Desert Association which highlights the wild desert of my home state. The route is roughly 9% trail, 35% cross-country, and 51% unpaved/dirt...

The Top 5 Mistakes Thru Hikers Make

By: Jennifer Pharr Davis Making mistakes is a healthy part of any thru hike. You can’t successfully backpack over 2,000 miles without making tweaks and adjustments to your original plan. Whether it be your itinerary, gear, or mindset something along the route will be forced to change if you want to continue...

Family Vacations In The Great Outdoors

By: Jenny James Family Vacations In The Great Outdoors 35% of Americans prioritize family vacations with just over half of these families planning a trip to enjoy the natural beauty of one of America’s national parks. With vacation days in short supply and the increasing need to get away from the...

Brewer 2.0: Put To The Test

By: Dylan Parker The Astral Brewer 2.0 is a one-shoe quiver. The Brewer is an incredibly high-performance kayaking shoe with understated good looks that effortlessly flows from upstream, to flat water to downtown and many adventures in between. Paddle sports are an amazing way to...

530 KM On Rio Maranon

By Bethany Hughes “It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here.” -Edward Abbey Before it was called the Amazon the largest river by volume in the world was known as the Río Marañón (translation: cashew). Springing...