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Mystery Destination: Our Newest National Monument

Maystery Mountains

Nothing is better than wide open spaces close to home. These types of forests, parks and monuments give people a place to enjoy the outdoors and take small and large adventures. The President recently named a new National Monument. Did you catch the news? If not, read the clues below and see if you can guess this week’s Mystery Destination, […]

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Newton Brand Spotlight, Review and Giveaway!

Newton

There’s no debate that the running shoe revolution has kicked into high gear over the past decade. As the sport’s participation numbers soar, a handful of smaller companies have risen up to challenge traditional notions about running shoe design. Runners have responded with a willingness to experiment and embrace technology, and a quick glance at the variety of shoe shapes […]

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Angelyne The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog

Cattle dogs

We’ve had a new model posing for photos on the Sierra Trading Post site. She’s been attracting crowds of people everywhere she goes. She’s not just a great model. Angelyne the amazing deaf cattle dog is an inspiration. Eric Melvin picked Angelyne out of a litter of Australian cattle dogs without knowing just how special she was. After a short […]

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Tips for Living a Balanced Life

balanced life

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

how to repair a tent

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

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

hot to fit ski gear

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

trailtime

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

Carhartt Logo

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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