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  1. Quick question about your water purification

    by on 08-31-2011 at 05:14 PM

    I started as a drink from mountain streams guy (I never got sick) and when I didn't have a mountain stream I would boil. I've never used chemicals (because of the time delay and because not all chemicals kill all the bad stuff). I didn't care for filters as the seemed to take forever and were bulky. Now I've spliced a back flushable, life time sawyer filter ( into my water bladder hose that I can also use to drip filter.

    Where's the question you're
  2. Girls Do it Better: The Story of a Female Timber Framer

    by on 08-31-2011 at 09:51 AM

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    One of my favorite jobs during college was at this little coffee shop in Ashland, Oregon, called The Beanery. Its incredibly chill vibe, slew of regular customers and delectable, locally roasted coffee was enough to send a poetry major like me into certain bliss. In addition to my daily Mexican mocha, I enjoyed intelligent banter with a kooky professor, learned how to play a mean acoustic guitar from an old man named Joel, and

    Updated 08-31-2011 at 11:32 AM by Prairied

  3. Sierra Trading Post Ranked #3 Internet Gear Retailer by Outside Online

    by on 08-30-2011 at 09:00 AM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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    Doug Gantenbein, known as Outside Online's "Gear Guy," was recently asked about the best sites to buy gear online. We're thrilled to report that Sierra Trading Post made the list. In fact, we're number three. Here's the full list:
    • #1 REI
    • #2 Mountaingear
    • #3 SierraTrading Post
    • #4 Campmor
    • #5 Zappos
    "The [Sierra Trading Post] site is easy to navigate, order fulfillment is fast, and customer service is excellent," Doug
  4. Discovering the High Desert of the Rockies

    by on 08-29-2011 at 09:00 AM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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    When most people think of sand dunes, they probably think of iconic deserts like the Sahara in North Africa or the Arabian Desert, both of which have appeared in numerous books and films. In the United States, the most popular desert destinations are typically found in Arizona, Utah, California and New Mexico. Interestingly enough, however, the tallest sand dunes in North America are actually in southwestern Colorado, butted right up against the Sangre de
  5. Winner! Share Your Adventure Photo Contest

    by on 08-26-2011 at 10:55 AM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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    Congrats to Matt Prokosch, winner of this week’s Share Your Adventure Photo Contest. Matt snapped this shot at the summit of Wheeler Peak, in New Mexico.
    Nice work!

    "We were at the summit, and one of my friends decided it was a great time to practice a tree pose," Matt told us. It certainly beats the yoga studio, at least when it comes to the view!

    As a winner of the Share Your Adventure Photo contest, Matt will get
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