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3 Unique Ways to Hike Further With Toddlers

hike further with toddlers

I love putting the miles in on mountain trails and that’s why I remember the day when my son didn’t want to be strapped to my chest on hikes anymore…It was a hard day. I had to sacrifice miles in the beginning, but I quickly discovered some ways to get my son to go further than I ever believed possible. […]

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The Evolution of the Sleeping Bag

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  Do you ever think about where your outdoor gear comes from? I mean, truly think about it?! I spent this past weekend holed up in a tent on Kebler Pass outside of Crested Butte, Colorado. We traversed the state for one simple reason: we wanted to see the fall colors of one of the largest aspen groves in the […]

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Can You Name This Lake With Many Islands?

Photo by Justin Gaerlan

Photos of the Sierra Nevada Mountains almost always include a photo of one famous lake. The lake and its many islands are quite recognizable. Take a look at the photos, read the clues then see if you can guess the name of the lake we are talking about. Enter your guess in the comments below. Ansel Adams made this lake […]

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Fort Collins Grand Opening!


Fort Collins, Colorado is known for being home to Colorado State University, tons of amazing hiking trails, miles and miles of bike paths, many great breweries and now it’s also home to Sierra Trading Post’s newest retail store. On October 9, 2014 we opened a retail store in Fort Collins, Colorado at 3500 S. College Ave. in “The Square” at […]

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Lowa Boots Giveaway

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Quality footwear is important year round but in the fall and early winter you’ve got to be prepared for mud, crunching leaves and possibly snow. It’s a great time of year to look for boots and shoes that are waterproof and durable. Keep reading to learn a little about Lowa then enter our Lowa Giveaway at the bottom of this […]

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In-Store Blogger Party

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We love outdoor bloggers. We not only get inspired by their blogs but we also ask them to regularly write posts to share here on the Sierra Social Hub. Working with bloggers through #TeamSierra, #trailtime chat posts and the occasional guest post is so much fun, so when we announced the opening of two new Colorado retail stores we made […]

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Exploring New Trails: The Do’s + Don’ts

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  Give familiar trails a break from your footprints + explore some new surroundings. But first, there are some things to consider: Don’t: Be a lone wolf Do: Take a trail buddy Take it easy Miss (Or Mr.) Independent — I’m all for one on one time with nature. But, going at it alone on a brand new trail can […]

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5 Great Northern Colorado Hikes

Great Fort Collins Hikes

Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Lyons, Boulder and Estes Park; there are so many great communities along the foothills north of Denver. What makes these communities so great to live in or visit? They’re so close to the mountains for short adventures. Don’t believe me? Try any one of these five great Northern Colorado Day Hikes. Horsetooth Rock Horsetooth Mountain […]

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How to Bring Your Not-So-Outdoorsy Family on an Adventure

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The morning had started out with a downpour, and as my father pushed our rickety rental car up a dirt road in the middle of Ibiza, I silently hoped there wouldn’t be any more storms until we completed our misadventure. Here’s the thing about my family: they created the adventurous foundation upon which my entire life has been built. My […]

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Fort Collins Store Opening Soon!

Fort Collins store

Colorado has too many adventures for just one Sierra Trading Post store. Don’t worry, we’ll open our second Colorado store on Oct. 9, 2014. Maybe you heard about our South Denver store that opened in August at University and Orchard in Greenwood Village. Well we’re at it again but this time we’re focusing on Northern Colorado. The new Sierra Trading Post […]

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