How to Read a Topographical Trail Map

Maps, generally speaking, have been around since the times of Babylon. Though they’ve evolved over time, the basic concept remains the same: We must know where we are and where we’re going. When it comes to the outdoor world, a person can easily look at a globe or a standard map of the country they […]

10 Hacks for the Trail

If the time has come for you to get into nature, the time has come for you to get prepared for it. You want to be comfortable. You want to be safe. And, of course, you want to have a great time! The following 10 hacks will help to ensure your adventure goes swimmingly! Garbage […]

Proper Layering for Alpine Climbing in Intense Winter Conditions

When the temperatures begin to drop, layering up properly becomes more important than ever, especially for anyone pursuing wintertime outdoor activities such as ice climbing. Too many layers can be cumbersome and cause overheating while too few layers can lead to a chilly and potentially miserable day out. If you have plans to head out […]

How to Read a Topographical Trail Map

Outdoor Adventures in and Around Vancouver, Washington

Nestled between the snow-covered Cascade Mountains and the rushing Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border, Vancouver, Washington, is defined by its natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-fueled hike to a breathtaking vista or a tranquil retreat to a hidden waterfall or other natural wonder, exploration is at the heart of the Vancouver’s historic appeal. […]

The Surprising Hiking Trails Around Las Vegas

If you don’t actually have a habit of going there, Las Vegas might seem somewhat old fashioned. It’s a city that’s been featured in old, classic films, and one that’s associated with a brand of culture and entertainment that doesn’t always seem particularly modern. If you take a closer look though you’ll see that Sin […]

Outdoor Adventures in and Around Vancouver, Washington