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National Park Edition: Mystery Destination

What National Park

It’s National Park Week so we’ll feature one of our favorite national parks in this week’s Mystery Destination. It’s easy. Take a look at the photo, read the clues then comment below letting us know what national park you think we are describing. Then, if you’re confident, you can forward this on to a friend to see if they know […]

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Pearl Izumi Giveaway and Brand Spotlight

Pearl Izumi Cycling Gear

Cycling season is upon us. Whether you’re racing a road bike or tearing up a downhill mountain bike trail, you’ll want to check out cycling gear from Pearl Izumi. Keep reading to get the low down on this great brand and be sure to enter our gear giveaway at the bottom of this post to win a free Pearl Izumi […]

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How to Measure Fuel Canisters

How much Gas?

Have you ever been in the backcountry and wondered how much fuel you have left? You don’t want to waste your last bit of fuel heating some luxury tea if you won’t be able to cook dinner. We’re taking the guess work out of it with this great idea to help you learn how to measure fuel canisters. Check out […]

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Hiking Mailbox Peak – How Bad Could It Be?

Mailbox Peak Washington

Hiking Mailbox Peak has been on my bucket list for years. It’s one of the toughest trails in the Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington and got its name because there is a mailbox at the top containing the registry. Originally, I’d planned to hike this with some new friends, but after a challenging snowshoe one day, we weren’t up for […]

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How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

fix a flat

Nothing can slow down a great bike ride more than a flat tire. The good news is that once you know how to fix a flat bike tire, it’s easy. So pay attention. We’re going to hook you up with the details you need to know to get out there cycling again. Just watch this video or follow the directions […]

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How to Make Touchscreen Gloves

Touchscreen gloves

Cold weather requires bundling up but wearing gloves takes away the use of your touchscreen device. Don’t freeze your hands just to send out a text message. Follow these simple instructions to make touchscreen gloves.   What you’ll need: A pair of gloves. Works best with thin gloves. Don’t use waterproof gloves as the needle will damage the waterproof characteristics […]

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Natural Beauty, Concerts and Trails: Name This Mystery Destination

Mystery Outdoor Ampitheater

Some outdoor spaces are just too beautiful to not visit. One of those special places is the subject of this week’s Mystery Destination. This outdoor area is popular for hiking and biking trails, tourists out sightseeing and of course concerts. Check out the photo and read the five clues then enter your guess in the comments below.   This mystery […]

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ABO Gear Giveaway and Brand Spotlight

ABO Gear

**Congratulations to Nathan who won this ABO Gear Giveaway. Check out our current giveaway here: Outdoor Gear Giveaway** We all love our dogs. They make great hiking buddies and companions in the outdoors. Sierra Trading Posts has great deals on clothing, shoes and outdoor gear for you but did you know we also sell products for your doggie friends too? […]

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Animal Encounters: 5 Quick Tips

Animal Encounters - Bear

We hike. We bike. We ski. And we’re thrilled when we get to experience wildlife. It’s a real privilege to see a bald eagle soar through the sky, watch a black bear pick berries on the other side of the meadow or spy a moose munch soft willows on the riverbank. Those encounters are great reminders of why we got […]

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