Backcountry Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Car Camping

Whether you’re planning to share a favorite outdoor hobby with your child or just looking to get them in the fresh air, it’s hard to beat the memories you can make on a camping trip. Getting in the outdoors creates quality time you just can’t get at home. Before you can start roasting marshmallows and […]

Profiles

Meet The Savvy Hiker

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Jessica Martin, the founder of The Savvy Hiker. After learning about her business, I asked her if we could do a profile about her and The Savvy Hiker. Here’s what she shared with me. Can you tell us a little about you and your organization? Raised in East […]

Backcountry Destinations

Stay Park City’s Top Hiking and Biking Trails

Stay Park City isn’t just about booking hotels and recommending restaurants. We’re all major outdoor enthusiasts with years of Park City hiking and biking experience. We think everyone should know where to find the best trails in Park City, and made this list just for you. Even more resources are available on our trails page. […]

Backcountry Skills

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

After a long day snowshoeing on a trail or making your way up a steep mountain side, your body tends to get tired. Often times, a lot of the pain and soreness happens at the beginning of the hike, which can prevent people from carrying on. It’s not until later that the muscles work up […]

The Ultimate Guide to Car Camping

Meet The Savvy Hiker

Stay Park City’s Top Hiking and Biking Trails

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

Backcountry Destinations

Best Hikes & Trails in The Twin Cities

Residents of the Twin Cities are known for their love of the outdoors. Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul are close in proximity to several lakes, wildlife areas and sit along the Mississippi River. This has led to the Twin Cities frequently topping lists of the fittest cities in America. If you are looking for an […]

Stay Park City’s Top Hiking and Biking Trails

Stay Park City isn’t just about booking hotels and recommending restaurants. We’re all major outdoor enthusiasts with years of Park City hiking and biking experience. We think everyone should know where to find the best trails in Park City, and made this list just for you. Even more resources are available on our trails page. […]

What’s the Deal With Those Backcountry Huts?

You’ve heard of them and maybe you’ve even seen one up close. Backcountry huts are an interesting feature of the outdoors. Found few and far between, having the opportunity to hang out in a backcountry hut or even spend a night in one is truly an awesome experience. But, what’s the deal with them? How […]

Here’s Why You’ll Want to Hike Montana This Year

Montana is one of those states that people often forget about. Though it has a few outdoor selling points, it’s still not as popular as its midwestern counterparts. And, while most outdoor lovers are quick to put Arizona, California, or Utah on their bucket lists, maybe they should consider elsewhere. And, by elsewhere, we mean […]

What You’ll Want To Know About Winter Backcountry Barcrawls

Do you believe the best part of hiking is enjoying the scenery with a cold beer in your hands? Then we’ve got something you’ll love. Winter backcountry barcrawls have really gotten people’s attention over the last few years. But, for some people, a bar outdoors is not the first thing that comes to mind when […]

5 Incredible Snowshoeing Destinations to Add to Your Bucketlist

So, you’re into snowshoeing, and you want to enjoy it as much as possible while winter is here. No problem! There are lots of places you can go to experience snowshoeing. But, if you want to be where it’s best, then add one of these incredible snowshoeing destinations to your bucketlist. 1. Rocky Mountain National Park, […]

The 5 Most Colorful Backcountry Destinations in America

The world is such a colorful place, that’s often hidden behind the constructs of large cities or giant towns. When you don’t get outdoors much, the repetitiveness of everyday life can really take the color or beauty away that humans are meant to see. Life can be dull and boring if you’re only seeing the inside […]

Backcountry Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Car Camping

Whether you’re planning to share a favorite outdoor hobby with your child or just looking to get them in the fresh air, it’s hard to beat the memories you can make on a camping trip. Getting in the outdoors creates quality time you just can’t get at home. Before you can start roasting marshmallows and […]

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

After a long day snowshoeing on a trail or making your way up a steep mountain side, your body tends to get tired. Often times, a lot of the pain and soreness happens at the beginning of the hike, which can prevent people from carrying on. It’s not until later that the muscles work up […]

It’s Time to Start Making Your Summer Camping Reservations

While outdoor lovers everywhere are likely rolling into springtime with a few awesome hikes, we understand if you’re happily distracted. Winter is nearly over. And, for those who prefer sunshine instead of snowfall on the trail, March is a very exciting time. That being said, let’s not forget that before you know it, summer will […]

How to Furnish Your Tent To Be Comfortable While Camping

One of the coolest parts of camping is getting the chance to experience nature up close and personal. People who love the outdoors are generally okay with not having their ordinary comforts at their campsite. That being said, when your tent is your sleeping quarters, it’s important that it’s cozy enough so you can sleep […]

What’s the Deal With Those Backcountry Huts?

You’ve heard of them and maybe you’ve even seen one up close. Backcountry huts are an interesting feature of the outdoors. Found few and far between, having the opportunity to hang out in a backcountry hut or even spend a night in one is truly an awesome experience. But, what’s the deal with them? How […]

5 Campfire Hot Drinks to Warm You Up in the Winter Backcountry

Winter is still upon us and that chill outside is rather uncomfortable. Though the weather may be starting to heat up in some places, sometimes all those layers and blankets still aren’t enough. If you really want to stay cozy outdoors, that you’ll need something that can truly warm up your bones throughout your body. […]

5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Snowshoes Instead of Just Snowshoeing

Snowshoes are great for one thing, and that’s snowshoeing, of course! But, what if we told you they had other uses, too? Winter will be around for just a little bit longer. In a few weeks’ time, (depending on where you live) there won’t be as much snow. That means there’s only a little time […]

Stories

Meet The Savvy Hiker

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Jessica Martin, the founder of The Savvy Hiker. After learning about her business, I asked her if we could do a profile about her and The Savvy Hiker. Here’s what she shared with me. Can you tell us a little about you and your organization? Raised in East […]

7 Easy Date Ideas for Outdoorsy Couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only winter day that’s worth making special with your other half, it’s time to set out on that incredible journey to go get your significant other that “gift” they’ll love. When shopping for outdoorsy people, it’s not always easy. Outdoorsy people tend to be minimalistic, and not really into “stuff” as […]

Gear Questions: When Do You Think It’s Okay To Buy Cheap Hiking Gear?

So, the other day I was walking around Wal-Mart and I noticed they sell A LOT of stuff for hiking. They had everything from winter jackets, to hiking boots, to crampons, to backpacks, and I didn’t even get to the sporting equipment section yet! Did I mention how CHEAP this stuff was? But, knowing what […]

Reviews

Want Try Something New This Winter? Here’s Snowshoeing 101

Hiking during the winter means a lot of opportunities to try things you’ve never tried before. This could be anything from skiing, ice climbing, polar plunging…anything, as long as it gets you outside. The backcountry is the perfect place to take on exciting experiences, and this time of year, we’re giving snowshoeing a try. If […]

The 6 Best Blankets for Camping in the Backcountry

When you head outside, no matter the season, you’re going to need (or at least want) a camping blanket. Unless your sleeping bag is perfect, having another way to keep warm is extra important. In the winter months, a camping blanket can really be the difference between a comfortable sleep and a horrible one. In […]

This Gear Can Simplify Your Car Camping Experience

One of the reasons car camping is always a good time is because you can minimize the stress when it comes to bringing all of your gear for car camping. Basically, whatever fits in the car can come to the campground with you. That being said, once you’ve got the essentials, there will hopefully be space for […]