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Best Campsite Dessert Ever

Campsite Dessert

Last weekend I went camping with my family. We usually go with other families so the kids have friends to keep them busy. This time it was just us. I decided I’d better take the campsite dessert up one notch to ensure the kids had something to look forward to (or was it just because I have a sweet tooth?). […]

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A Spectacular Canyon Cut into a High Plateau

The Monument

We love getting outside and exploring new areas. Unique geologic areas are always a draw for outdoor adventurers. This week’s mystery destination is one of those areas. Read the 5 clues below, take a look at the photos then see if you know the area we are talking about. This week’s correct answer is the name of a national monument. […]

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How to Hang Food in the Backcountry

how to hang your food

If you are going to spend a night in the backcountry, you need to know how to store your food correctly. Improperly stored food often results in bears becoming accustomed to humans… and often ending up being shot. Keeping food, and odoriferous objects (like toothpaste or deodorant) in your tent can land you with nighttime visitors, big and small. Even […]

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Costa Sunglasses Giveaway!

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Seeing clearly and protecting your eyes while out adventuring is very important. A quality pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful UV light and help you see the mountains, rivers and seas more clearly. Costa Sunglasses are the perfect sunglasses for most adventures. Keep reading to learn more about this brand or skip to to bottom to enter […]

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How to Choose a Fishing Rod and Reel

Choosing a fishing rod and reel

Choosing the right fishing rod and reel combination can help make a successful and enjoyable day out on the water. You’ll want to choose a rod and reel combo that will allow you to target the fish you are going for. Follow these tips on how to choose the right fishing rod and reel. Choosing a Fishing Rod To choose […]

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How to Discover Local Trails in Your Area

Finding Trails

Can you remember the first time you set foot on a trail? Whether you were hiking, biking, running, or snowshoeing, there’s just something memorable about experiencing your first ever #trailtime. I fell in love with the trails when I first visited Rocky Mountain National Park 4 years ago. At the time, I was living in Illinois, and had never experienced […]

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Food for the Outdoors: #Trailtime Favorites

outdoor food

It doesn’t take long for our weekly #Trailtime Twitter Chat (Thursday 4pm MDT) to turn into a discussion on food for the outdoors. Whether it’s crazy s’mores recipes, bacon wrapped ‘you-name-it’, tacos or post adventure libations, the #Trailtime community loves talking food and drinks. Here on the Sierra Social Hub we’ve done a backpacking meal series and a homemade energy […]

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Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife

Fjords

Escape the hot summer days with a trip to glacier fields in this week’s Mystery Destination. Take a look at the photos, read the clues and see if you can guess which national park we are describing in this week’s Mystery Destination. Enter your guess in the comments below. This national park contains nearly 40 glaciers and the largest icefield […]

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How to Not Get Hit by a Car: Simple Road Cycling Tips

road cycling tips

The most dangerous part of road cycling is riding in traffic. With cell phone use in cars, distracted drivers and road rage, bicyclist are often put in unnecessary risk. You’ve obviously got to wear a helmet and pay attention to what is going on but check out these quick tips on how to not get hit by a car. 1. […]

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Big Agnes Gear Giveaway

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  Backpacking and camping adventures start with selecting the right gear. Weight, comfort, and durability are important factors. Big Agnes manufactures light weight tents, warm sleeping bags and comfortable sleeping pads that are built for the adventure. Keep reading to learn more about this brand or skip to the bottom to enter our Big Agnes Gear Giveaway. Based in beautiful […]

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