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  1. Finding Adventure on a Budget

    by on 04-28-2011 at 08:43 AM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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ID:	529Adventure Month (April) is drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean adventure season is over. There is still plenty of time to plan a trip. Of course, the first thing on everyone's mind when planning a potential excursion is cost. The price of airline travel and gas is at a historic high, which can make budgeting a trip much more stressful. However, the fact that your bankroll isn't liquid shouldn't hold you back.

    Try to keep one thing in mind: you don't
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  2. How To: Leave No Trace

    by on 04-02-2011 at 09:00 AM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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ID:	269Camping and backpacking season is coming up, as well as National Park Week. If you plan on heading out into the wilderness this season you may want to brush up on your outdoor ethics. A big part of responsible outdoor recreation is conservation, and there is one program in particular that combines the conservation mindset with the outdoor lifestyle. It's called Leave No Trace.

    Leave No Trace is a program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts in reducing their
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  3. World Record Marathon Backpacking Attempt

    by on 03-08-2011 at 01:00 PM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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ID:	158Twenty-year-old world records aren't broken too often; the current record for running a marathon while carrying a 40-pound backpack is 4 hr. 42 min. and 44 sec. Later this month, Tony Stafford, native of El Paso, TX, hopes to break that record, which was set back in 1991 during the London Marathon.

    Tony will make his world record attempt at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Overall, he feels confident that he can reach his goal. Of course, running
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  4. Cool Gear: LEKI ThermoLite Aergon Trekking Poles

    by on 02-14-2011 at 01:00 PM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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ID:	71LEKI ThermoLite Aergon Trekking Poles make life on the trail a little easier by helping reduce strain on the knees as well as aiding in balance and weight distribution. These lightweight trekking poles also feature a breathable Aergon Thermo grip that positions your hands and wrists at a comfortable, neutral angle for optimal comfort. Other excellent features include the Super Lock System, which ensures your poles stay locked into position without slippage. Finally, adjustable
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