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How To Hike In The Winter

By Aaron Karns Cold weather can be a huge deterrent to taking a hike in the winter months. This should not be the case, however. Winter offers some of the most spectacular and jaw-dropping views that cannot be seen when it is sunny and 75°. When it is cold, however, different precautions are required...

Roaming With Rover

By: Jennifer Dawson Those of us who love the outdoors likely also have a pooch or two that love the outdoors as well, but often taking your dog with you on a trip – especially one that includes, hiking, camping, and boating– can seem daunting. It’s no surprise that 39%...

Save The Salamanders: A Call To Action For The Outdoors Community

By: Jennah Stillman As humans, our adventurous desire is what pushes us to explore landscapes, waters, and witness the wonders of this planet that we call home. We discover our favorite places and the ways we can pursue our passions, enjoy pastimes and find purpose in nature. Whether you choose...

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...

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...