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  1. Cheyenne's Upper North Crow Reservoir

    by on 07-11-2012 at 12:28 PM

    Of the many towns in Wyoming teaming with outdoor enthusiasts, Cheyenne seems to be a black sheep among its neighbors to the North, South and West. Located in southeastern Wyoming at the crossroads of two of the country’s largest interstates (I-25 and I-80) Cheyenne receives its fair share of visitors hoping to taste the still untamed wild of the great "Equality State". If anyone in this town longs for adventure, it means journeying due west into the incomparable kingdom of citadel
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    Updated 07-12-2012 at 07:27 AM by Andy Hawbaker

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  2. The Hidden Gem of Teton County

    by on 07-04-2012 at 01:14 PM
    One of the greatest pleasures an adventure seeker can experience is to uncover an overlooked treasure to spend his or her days exploring. Part of the appeal of exploring the great outdoors is the serenity of being one-on-one with the land and silenced of all voices except that of mother nature’s. For this reason it is a common endeavor for any avid adventurer to seek the places that are vastly overlooked and undiscovered. There is also camaraderie amongst the crowds of nature’s thrill seekers
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  3. Wilderness First Aid Part II – Understanding the Courses Offered

    by on 06-28-2012 at 01:17 PM
    This is part 2 of 3 in a series on wilderness first aid. In part 1 we discussed the importance of receiving training for backcountry first aid. We also highlighted the differences between traditional first aid courses and those offered by outdoor-minded organizations like Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). In this section we will discuss the different levels of training offered by the two organizations, and also compare the courses as
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    Updated 06-29-2012 at 10:26 AM by kimig

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  4. All You Need to Know About Climbing Equipment Testing and Safety Standards: Part 1

    by on 06-22-2012 at 09:04 AM

    What exactly is a kilonewton (kN)?
    What is a fall factor?
    Is the static elongation an important number to consider when buying a rope?
    How is climbing equipment tested?
    What are the safety standards for mountaineering equipment?

    Over my next few posts, I will be attempting to answer these and many other questions that you may have about your climbing equipment. An international testing organization (UIAA) has given me permission
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    Updated 06-25-2012 at 12:38 PM by kimig

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    In the Outdoors
  5. Preventing Wildfires

    by on 06-17-2012 at 04:38 PM
    I had planned to spend this week working on Part 2 of my series on Wilderness First Aid Training. I will wrap up that series soon, but I decided to give time to a more pressing matter this week.

    On June 9th I was climbing at Vedauwoo (located between Laramie and Cheyenne on I-80) when a group member spotted a growing plume of smoke roughly 30 miles to the south. This plume would turn out to be the High Park Fire, which had started just a few hours earlier. Over the course of
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    Updated 06-18-2012 at 01:18 PM by kimig

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    In the Outdoors
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