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Easy Way to Stake a Tent on Rocky Ground

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Sometimes it’s necessary to set up your tent on a rocky campsite. It can be nearly impossible to get a stake into the ground and you risk bending your stakes. Did you know you can use two rocks to secure your tent almost anywhere? Follow this quick tip and you’ll be able to easily secure your tent on rocky campsites. […]

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Shamrock (ish) Shake: A Healthy Smoothie

shamrock shake

When I think of March, several different things come to mind: daylight savings (I love springing forward!), turning from winter to spring, the color green and one very special holiday that everyone seems to love to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day used to be a pretty big deal for me- mostly back in college where it was just an excuse to […]

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Should I Go Skiing This Weekend?

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We all have a lot of things going on in our lives. Even weekend warriors have to make decisions on how to use their weekends effectively. Is that home project finally going to get some attention or should I go skiing this weekend? We’ve analyzed the situation and have developed this flow chart to help you make the right decision. […]

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Pearl Izumi Brand Spotlight and Gear Giveaway

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Founded in Tokyo more than fifty years ago by a father who wanted to make bike racing clothing for his son, Pearl Izumi has since grown to become one of the world’s leading performance sportswear brands. Keep reading to enter our Pearl Izumi gear giveaway. Pearl Izumi is now based in Colorado where they design and test athletic apparel for […]

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3 Simple Yoga Poses for Post-Workout Recovery

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When it comes to working out I feel like lots of athletes, weekend warriors and professionals alike, like to spend most of their allotted fitness time on the exciting bits of exercise. We love the warm up, that first burn of muscles working, the first downward dog of yoga class, the tasty pre-workout shake that gives us that jolt of […]

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Best Apps for Outdoor Adventure

Best Outdoor Apps

As a constant adventurer, I’d like to share my favorite iPhone apps for adventure. There are so many different categories that fall into outdoor adventure so I decided to break it down into the ones that I felt best represented the offering that is available in the App Store. So without further ado, here are the best iPhone apps for […]

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Trekking the Himalayas: A Trip of a Lifetime

trekking the Himalayas

I was standing before two of the highest peaks on Earth. A gray massif of ice and granite soared above a stark, lifeless landscape. The scene was otherworldly, the air so thin I could only manage shallow breaths, and the architecture of these peaks – the dream of mountaineers and trekkers – beyond acceptable description. Chomolungma, the peak many know […]

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Hiking the Colorado Trail

David Fanning

Last summer, David Fanning thru-hiked the nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail. The hike took him from Denver over multiple mountain ranges, through wildflowers, past high country lakes and all the way to Durango. David will be sharing his experience at the Sierra Trading Post retail stores in Fort Collins, Colo. (March 14, 2015) and Cheyenne, Wyo. (March 21, 2015). Leading up […]

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Hiking Quiz: Are You Prepared?

Trail Quiz

Hiking is a fun and rewarding experience but there are many risks involved with this activity. How prepared are you for your next hike? Take our hiking quiz and see how much you know about hiking safety.     How did you do? Tell us how many you got right in the comments below. If you got six or more […]

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Lowe Alpine Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

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Backcountry expeditions are only as good as your gear, that’s why Lowe Alpine weaves the demands of the outdoors into every product they design. If your ideal vacation is a multi-day backpacking trip with technical alpine ascents, Lowe Alpine clothing and backpacks suit your high-performance needs. Check out some of our favorites from Lowe Alpine then enter the gear giveaway […]

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