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Summer’s Not Over: 7 Ways to Squeeze in A Bit More Fun

summer fun

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, marking the unofficial end of summer, days will continue to shorten, temperatures will continue to drop, and we’re all faced with the prospect of saying a temporary farewell to our favorite summer activities. But don’t despair; there’s still enough time for some serious summer fun. Use these suggestions to take advantage of the last bit […]

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Colorado Here We Come!

Colorado Store

What is green and orange, loves the outdoors and is opening a new store in Colorado? Yes. Sierra Trading Post. You’ve probably noticed that we talk a lot about Colorado adventures here on the Sierra Social Hub. We love hiking the 14ers, camping in the mountains and rafting the rivers. That is why we are so excited to announce that […]

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How to Juggle Family Adventures with Back to School

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This is the time of the year when, for families in particular, the focus shifts to school and schedules and away from the trail.  It’s easy to set aside outdoor adventures for the summer months and give them little thought throughout the late summer/fall, especially as our commitments ramp up. However, the benefits of outdoor family time aren’t limited to […]

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Mystery Destination: A Giant Lake, Ski Resorts and More.

Giant Lake

If you love the outdoors and like to travel to beautiful natural destinations, I bet you know the name of the giant lake in this Mystery Destination Game. Read the clues, look at the photos then guess where we are talking about. At a surface elevation of 6,225 feet this lake is the largest alpine lake in North America. It’s […]

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Gear Testing: How Kelty Test and Designs Backpacks

kelty backpack testing

We love outdoor gear and are always looking for the best products. Have you ever thought about how outdoor gear is designed and tested? We called our friends at Kelty to see how they test their new backpack designs. They invited us to the Kelty backpack testing facility to see first hand how it’s done. Watch this video to see […]

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Saucony Brand Spotlight Giveaway!

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Whether you’re into jogging, taking exercise classes at the gym or competing in triathlons, quality running shoes and athletic apparel are a must. Keep reading to learn about Saucony or skip to the bottom to enter our Saucony gear giveaway. Saucony is a leader in supplying performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. The roots of the company go back to […]

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How to Ultralight Backpack With All of the Comforts of Home

backpacking without the pain

Backpacking would be awesome if you didn’t have to carry a bunch of weight, could sleep in a bed, take a shower and have someone cook you a big breakfast, am I right? What if you could have all the comforts of home and carry an ultralight backpack for two days of exploring the backcountry? Listen up, we’ve got the […]

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Easy, Three-Ingredient Energy Bars

Easy Energy Bar

I really enjoy fruit and nut bars from brands like KIND, but they’re also a little pricey. To save some money, I decided to try making my own, and this recipe from The Kitchn is a great starting point. With only three ingredients, these chewy, nutty and lightly sweet homemade energy bars are super-simple and pretty darn tasty. You can […]

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You Want to Run Your First Half-Marathon?

Train for a half-marathon

So you want to run your first half-marathon. Good—I’m glad. It’s every runner’s first “real” running accomplishment and it’s the high mileage gatekeeper. Before you set out on your own or go signing up for your first half-marathon, read these training tips to ensure your best chance at finishing. 1. Give yourself adequate time to actually train for a half-marathon. […]

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Where Would You Most Like to Hike?

hiking trails

Hiking is fun. Whether you’re climbing mountains, searching for waterfalls, trekking in the desert or exploring canyons, nothing is better than a good hike. Everyone has their favorite trail or favorite place to hike. So we want to know, where would you most like to hike? Here are three popular choices for hikes. Which one would you most like to […]

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