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Tips for Living a Balanced Life

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Life is busy, not easy at times, and working 24/7 is not good for anyone. One of life’s greatest challenges is finding a perfect balance of work to play ratio. We have heard how time spent outdoors contributes to a healthy well-being and the positive impact nature and fitness have on our lives. Disconnecting, taking a walk outside, trail running, […]

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How to Repair a Ripped Tent

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Let’s face it, accidents happen in the backcountry. Gear sometimes is torn or broken while out on a camping trip. No sweat. Watch this quick video or follow the three steps below to learn how to fix a ripped tent. How to Repair a Tent Repairing a tear in tent mesh is easy. Simply grab a pair of scissors and […]

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9 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Alaska


On October 18, 1867 the U.S. took possession of Alaska. This huge territory, roughly twice the size of Texas, offers up some amazing outdoor adventure opportunities. From Denali National Park and Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park to the sand dunes at Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska is full of unique adventures. In honor […]

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How Well Does Your Ski Gear Fit? Ski Gear Sizing Tips

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The first snow has fallen on the mountains and ski areas are breaking out the snow making equipment. Now’s the perfect time to break out your ski gear and make sure it all fits properly. You’ll stay warm and your ski equipment will perform better if it’s the right size. How to Fit Ski Boots Nothing is worse than a […]

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#TrailTime Hike Report: Emerald Lake, RMNP


Since both my wife and I had Columbus Day off this year, we decided to take the day and head up to Rocky Mountain National Park. With clear skies and chilly conditions (about 50 degrees with moderate wind), we didn’t want to do anything too strenuous, so we opted to check out Emerald Lake, one of the more popular hikes […]

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Carhartt Giveaway

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Sometimes you’ve got to work hard so you can afford to play hard. When that’s the case you’ve got to find the toughest work wear to keep you warm during the fall and winter months. Carhartt is the go-to brand for carpenters, construction workers, farmers and anyone else who works in the outdoors because its built to last. Keep reading […]

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Which Hydration Pack is Right For You?

hydration on the trails

Everyone has some sort of routine before they arrive at a trailhead for some quality #trailtime. It usually involves checking the weather, adding/removing layers and packing along some snacks and water. The weather is pretty self-explanatory and the layering is a little different for every person, but what about how you pack along food + water? How do you do […]

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3 Unique Ways to Hike Further With Toddlers

hike further with toddlers

I love putting the miles in on mountain trails and that’s why I remember the day when my son didn’t want to be strapped to my chest on hikes anymore…It was a hard day. I had to sacrifice miles in the beginning, but I quickly discovered some ways to get my son to go further than I ever believed possible. […]

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The Evolution of the Sleeping Bag

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  Do you ever think about where your outdoor gear comes from? I mean, truly think about it?! I spent this past weekend holed up in a tent on Kebler Pass outside of Crested Butte, Colorado. We traversed the state for one simple reason: we wanted to see the fall colors of one of the largest aspen groves in the […]

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Can You Name This Lake With Many Islands?

Photo by Justin Gaerlan

Photos of the Sierra Nevada Mountains almost always include a photo of one famous lake. The lake and its many islands are quite recognizable. Take a look at the photos, read the clues then see if you can guess the name of the lake we are talking about. Enter your guess in the comments below. Ansel Adams made this lake […]

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