Backcountry Skills

Here Are All Your Car Camping Essentials

Car camping is a great way to get outside, without the pressure of backpacking or a thru-hike. Using your car to get you to the campsite is not only easier and more convenient, but also safer in a lot of ways. By having your car to stow things in instead of a single bag, the […]

Backcountry Skills

Everything You Need to Know Before Choosing a Campground

Car camping is an awesome opportunity to the enjoy the outdoors, choosing a campground without needing to step too far out of your comfort zone. It allows people of all ages and abilities to experience the outdoors by letting people explore nature at their own pace. One of the best parts of car camping is […]

Gear

The Perfect Gear for Hiking with Your Dog this Fall

Hiking with your dog is an awesome experience. Not only is it fun for you, but it’ll probably be the most fun your dog has had in a while. Most dogs love being outside in nature as much as we do, and there’s nothing quite like having your furry companion accompanying you on the trail. The […]

Backcountry Destinations

Not Sure Which National Parks To Go Backpacking in This Fall? Try These

The U.S. has a lot of backcountry to see, that’s for sure. But, deciding where you should be backpacking national parks, can be a little hard. While certain parks or trails are best to be avoided during the fall, others are begging for hikers to come to and explore their beautiful scenery and trails. So, […]

Here Are All Your Car Camping Essentials

Everything You Need to Know Before Choosing a Campground

The Perfect Gear for Hiking with Your Dog this Fall

Not Sure Which National Parks To Go Backpacking in This Fall ...

Backcountry Destinations

Not Sure Which National Parks To Go Backpacking in This Fall? Try These

The U.S. has a lot of backcountry to see, that’s for sure. But, deciding where you should be backpacking national parks, can be a little hard. While certain parks or trails are best to be avoided during the fall, others are begging for hikers to come to and explore their beautiful scenery and trails. So, […]

6 Amazing Hikes to See Fall Foliage

Fall is a beautiful time of the year to go hiking. When the trails are lined with an array of different colors, it’s hard to not want to get outside every moment you can. While most hiking trails provide a nice view of the fall foliage, there are definitely certain trails that are better than […]

At 100 Years Old, the National Parks Need More Love

This past Thursday, the U.S. National Parks celebrated their 100th birthday. These places, which are known as “America’s Best Idea,” are still revered as such. Perhaps the days of getting in the old station wagon and heading to the parks with all the kids in the backseat are long gone. But, people are still finding time […]

The 9 Best Swimming Holes for a Backcountry Dip

Getting outside during the summer is the best. There’s camping, fishing, kayaking, and just sleeping under the stars. While all those things are mighty fun, it can be a little hard to enjoy them fully when you’re suffering in the intolerable heat. If you really want to live up your summer in the outdoors, then […]

(Almost) Free Outdoorsy Things to Do This Summer

We all know that for the most part, getting outdoors is relatively cheap. Even after buying your gear and paying for your park entrance fees and permits, it usually comes out way more affordable than say, a trip to Disney World. That being said, everyone loves to save money where they can. If you’re looking […]

10 Reasons to Hike the San Juan Islands This Summer

If you want something a little bit different to do this summer, then head to the San Juan Islands. This archipelago has recently become more and more popular among backcountry enthusiasts and travelers alike, so you should definitely get out here before it gets too crowded. These islands may be small compared to other hiking destinations […]

7 Easy Hikes You Must Try This Summer

Summertime is one of the best times to hike, but also one of the most difficult due to the hot weather. With the sun beating down on your back and the humidity out of control, many people prefer to just sit in the air conditioning as long as possible. If you still want to get […]

Backcountry Skills

Here Are All Your Car Camping Essentials

Car camping is a great way to get outside, without the pressure of backpacking or a thru-hike. Using your car to get you to the campsite is not only easier and more convenient, but also safer in a lot of ways. By having your car to stow things in instead of a single bag, the […]

Everything You Need to Know Before Choosing a Campground

Car camping is an awesome opportunity to the enjoy the outdoors, choosing a campground without needing to step too far out of your comfort zone. It allows people of all ages and abilities to experience the outdoors by letting people explore nature at their own pace. One of the best parts of car camping is […]

Get Over The Autumn Chill With These Fall Camping Recipes

Cooking by the campfire while may be a bit of a challenge, always ends up being so much fun. Each season, you can be creative with the fall camping recipes you want to make when you go camping. During the fall, it’s a good idea to use some ingredients that are popular this time of year […]

Fall Hiking: Layer Up in the Backcountry Without Overdoing It

In some areas, fall time can be very unpredictable as far as weather goes. Though it’s not quite winter yet, it tends to feel like that in some backcountry destinations. Generally, hikers know that it’s crucial to bring extra layers on the trail. But, how do you do it without overdoing it? Here are some […]

Thought You Didn’t Need Fall Hiking Tips? Think Again!

Ahh…fall. What a beautiful time of year to hike, huh? The colors outside look great, the weather is even better, and everything just feels nice and easy while you’re on the trail. That’s because it pretty much is! Hiking in fall is definitely not as risky as it is in summer or winter, that’s for sure. […]

Every Item You Need for Your Fall Gear List

The fall hiking season is just beginning. Are you ready? Each season requires different hiking gear in order for hikers to be safe and comfortable. Though hiking typically requires the same kind of gear no matter what the season is, there are some unique requirements for each time of year. It’s important to check if […]

10 Activity Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend

Summer is just about coming to an end, and there’s only one weekend left to enjoy the good weather. Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and people everywhere will be trying to end the season with a bang. If your adventurous self wants to get outside, but you’re not so sure what to […]

Stories


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8 Random Things You’ve Noticed While Hiking (But Don’t Want to Admit)

People like hiking because of all the beauty to see out on the trail. Especially during the fall, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Most hikers try to take their time while on the trail so they can notice all the little things. And, when you start to hike, there are a lot of random things […]

This is Why Fall is Great for First-Time Hiking Experiences

There’s a first time for everything! And the fall is a great time to take someone out for their first-time hiking trip! For those of you who are considering doing your first real hike soon, then now is the time to do it. Fall is conducive to new hikers for many reasons, and it’s time […]

If You’ve Never Done a Hike Solo, You’ll Want To Now

Hiking is an incredible thing…so incredible, I’m having a very hard time finding another word to describe it. Hiking does something for you that pretty much nothing else in today’s world can do. It can heal you from things, distract you, and even change you into a whole new, better version of yourself. That being […]

Reviews


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Trading in Trail Reviews for Full Outdoor Itineraries

It’s out with the old and in with the new, as people are beginning to trade in familiar trail reviews for comprehensive, outdoor itineraries. Until now, outdoor enthusiasts have looked at trail information as their main source of planning an adventure. Unfortunately, info on a single trail isn’t helpful to a hiker looking for something […]

5 Flashlight Types for Late Night Hiking and Camping

Flashlights, believe it or not, are one of the most forgotten items when people go hiking. If you have forgotten your flashlight before, we don’t blame you. When you only need something for certain times of day, and you already have one on your phone, it sometimes gets left behind. That being said, a flashlight […]

6 Cool Convertible Campers and Tents

Camping has taken on a whole new meaning ever since clever innovators have hit the scene. Getting outdoors doesn’t have to always be so old-fashioned. It doesn’t even need to involve a plain, boring tent. That’s especially true if you like to explore the outdoors in your own way. Want to get outside but want to […]