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How to Leave No Trace While Winter Backpacking

Winter LNT

With a few more months of winter ahead for much of the country, many backpackers who haven’t ventured out since the fall might be getting the itch for a few good nights out on the trail, even if the temps are pretty chilly. To be full prepared for the winter trips, a little additional planning and preparation should take place […]

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Downhill Skiing


As kids we’re fearless, learning as we make mistakes. The older we get, emotions like fear and doubt creep in, making it more difficult to learn new skills like language, playing an instrument, or taking on a new sport. Although I have decades of outdoor experience under my belt, I only recently (after a few rough starts) discovered the fun […]

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Sierra Trading Post Dog Show

dog show

This week marks the start of the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It’s not unusual to see a dog in the halls of Sierra Trading Post’s headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo. Beemer, the German Shorthair Pointer frequents the headquarters and the fulfillment center and other dogs, such as Angelyne The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog are brought into the photo […]

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Work it Out: Eight Exercises for Stronger, More Stable Hiking

better hiking exercises

Feeling the burn earlier in your hike than you’d like? Having trouble staying balanced while rock hopping during stream crossings, despite having trekking poles handy? There are a variety of variables that play into how strong and stable we feel when we’re on the trail, but in general, the better shape you’re in, the faster, longer, and more comfortably you’ll […]

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Sports Quiz: How Many of These Sports Can You Name?


Okay sports fans, you know a lot about baseball, basketball and football but how many of these other sports can you name? Take this quiz to see just how many of these sports you can name.   How did you do? Tell us your score in the comments below to tell everyone just how much you know about these sports.

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Timbuk2 Giveaway and Brand Spotlight

Timbik2 Giveaway

Created by San Francisco bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in 1989, the Timbuk2 bag is easily recognized by the rugged, stylish design. Timbuk2 messenger bags were initially made to order in Honeycutt’s basement before the company opened its first shop three years later. Perfect for commuting with a laptop or tablet, Timbuk2 bags are designed for easy travel. Whether you’re headed […]

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3 Yoga Poses to Fix That Office Ache

Yoga poses for back ache

As weekend warriors we rock being active as often as we can, but sometimes our jobs involve lots of sitting in rather uncomfortable office chairs and hours spent hunched over a computer screen. This position can lead to ache-y backs, tight hips, and closed chests- not exactly ideal for when you decide it’s time to scale a mountain come Saturday! […]

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What Type of Skier Are You? Take the Quiz


Skiing is a lot of fun, but everyone has a different idea of what the perfect ski day looks like. Some people want to catch that first chair, some are happy slowly carving the groomers and others are willing to earn their turns by hiking into the back bowls. Take this quick quiz and see what type of skier you […]

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Sweat with Your Sweetheart: 5 Date Ideas for a Fit Valentine’s Day

Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and maybe you have reservations at your favorite restaurant. Or perhaps you planned a date night in, complete with a movie, a box of chocolates, and the couch. How about trying something different this year? If you’re reading this, I have a sneaking suspicious that you love to be active and you love […]

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Forget Skiing, Try These 5 Lesser-Known Winter Sports

things to try this winter

So winter is here and all of our friends keep talking about heading to the slopes to ski or board, right? Ok, maybe “all” is a bit of an overshoot but skiing and snowboarding are by all accounts highly popular outdoor activities during the winter months. Why not try something a little more unique and a little less populated by […]

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