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Starting a New Sport

Learn Snowboarding

Starting a new sport can be both terrifying and exhilarating. Of course, managing those two emotions are entirely up to you. If the thought of kayaking down some small Class 2 rapids makes your knees tremble with fear, perhaps you’re not quite ready for it. However, if shredding down the backside of a mountain with the risk of an avalanche […]

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Muir Miles: The JMT 2013 Project

JMT 2013

On Saturday, July 13th, I’ll be heading out with Sierra Trading Post’s videographer Chris Martin to take on The John Muir Trail for our JMT 2013 Project. We’ll hike 200+ miles in 13 days with over 50,000 feet of elevation gain from Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental […]

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Win It! Adventure Video Contest!

1 minute video contest

We like contests at Sierra Trading Post. It’s just so fun to see what customers and fans will come up with when it comes to sharing their adventures with us. Our Share Your Adventure Photo Challenge brings us fits of joy (and even envy!) every month. When we learned about Magisto, we knew we needed to partner with them and […]

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Backpacking Meal Plan: My JMT Meal Plan

Backpack meal plan

When it comes to backpacking and thru-hiking, a big portion of your success is reliant on a solid backpacking meal plan. You’ve got to be sure to eat enough calories each day to stay energized but also balance the weight, bulk and effort of each meal. A good backpacking meal plan will keep you energized, healthy and strong for the […]

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Located over 3 hours outside of the Denver metro area, Great Sand Dunes National Park is an amazing outdoor recreation site that is unlike anything you’d expect to see in Colorado. The national park features sand dunes that are over 750 feet tall, a campground, a great 4 wheel drive road and access to 13,000 foot peaks. Last weekend I […]

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Canyons, Buttes and Mesas: Name This National Park

Mystery National Park

It’s time for another Mystery Destination. At Sierra Trading Post, we are huge fans of the national park system and love talking about our amazing national parks. This week we’ve chosen another park for our mystery destination. Read through the five clues below and see if you can name this mystery national park. If you know the answer, enter it […]

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Native Eyewear Brand Spotlight and Giveaway!

Native Eyewear

Let’s face it, one piece of gear you have to have for all of your outdoor adventures is a great pair of sunglasses. Have you ever tried hiking a mountain peak, mountain biking a dusty trail or any summer activity without a pair of shades? Keep reading because I’ll tell you all about Native Eyewear and give you a chance […]

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Backpacking Gear List: John Muir Trail

Backpacking Gear List

This summer I’m thru-hiking the John Muir Trail with four other guys as part of the Muir Miles Project. Planning to hike the John Muir Trail can be quite difficult with food preparations, logistics of getting to the trail and training to hike over 200 miles. Of course it takes the right gear to be properly prepared for hiking the […]

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Road to Recovery: John’s Story of Recovering from an Accident

Road to Recovery

Hi, my name is John Cortez and I’m 27 years old. I like to think of myself as a hard worker and avid adventurist. At any given time, when I’m not working, you can find me biking about town, running with my dog, or climbing at my local rec-center.  The money I make that doesn’t go to paying bills, I […]

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3 Best Backpacking Recipes

Best Backpacking Recipe

Warm weather is here and it’s time to hit the trail for some backpacking. You’ve carefully examined all of your gear from a lightweight tent, roomy backpack and comfortable hiking boots, but don’t forget to plan for some great tasting backpacking meals. We’ve recently wrapped up a 12-part backpacking meal series called Campsite Cooking and now we’ll give you the […]

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