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A Local’s Guide to Cody, Wyo

Heart Mountain

So you decided to take a trip to Yellowstone National Park? Of course Cody, Wyo., is a convenient stopping place on this journey and might be where you have decided to rest your head for a bit during this trip. Cody is just outside Yellowstone’s East Gate, after all! But let’s be honest, you plan to spend your days seeing […]

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#JMT2013: Hoping for an Update!

BCOutdoorsmall

Andy and Chris have been hiking the John Muir Trail since Saturday, July 13. We’ve had one pretty thorough update from them, and I’m anxious-in-a-good-way for more trail intel. Hopefully, we’ll be getting that today or tomorrow. Andy’s wife, Suzy, got a satellite phone call from Andy about 9 p.m. Sunday. She was relieved to hear from him, even though […]

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Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Top 4 Mountain Climbs

Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) located near Estes Park, Colorado is a wonderful place for a hike. I’ve been hiking to waterfalls, lakes and various mountain peaks in the national park for many years. There is so much great hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. I recently wrote an article on the Top 5 Day Hikes in Rocky Mountain National […]

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“High One”: Name this Mountain and National Park

Mountain Peak

Can you name this high mountain peak and the surrounding national park from the clues below? Each week we play this Mystery Destination Game. We give you a couple clues and a photo and see if you can name the mystery outdoor destination that we are talking about. In weeks past the answer has been a river, a reservoir and […]

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Columbia Sportswear Giveaway and Brand Spotlight!

Columbia Brand

And we have a winner! Congratulations to Kathie, whose Columbia Sportswear loot is on its way! When it comes to technologically advanced outdoor gear, it’s hard to beat Columbia Sportswear. From backpacks and sleeping bags to boots and comfortable clothing, Columbia has you covered. Keep reading to learn more about this company then enter the giveaway at the bottom of […]

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Who Stinks? #JMT2013

Blogger Andy hits the trail, and later enters a #JMT2013 Who Stinks contest.

On day three, these dudes probably stink. I suspect they were adequately prepared … and that they know it’s only going to get worse, at least until they get to the John Muir Ranch, which is something close to their mid-point on their trek along the John Muir Trail.In this video, they discuss who’s the stinkiest. That trip started Saturday, […]

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The Dhaulagiri Debacle: 10 lessons from a trekking fiasco

Photo 1: The sign in Marpha indicating the way to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Photo Paul Zizka Photography.

The Dhaulagiri Debacle: 10 lessons from a trekking fiasco This is a guest post by Meghan J. Ward. Photos by Paul Zizka. It’s the kind of thing that seasoned backpackers don’t think will ever happen: one group becomes two and, despite years of backcountry experience, has trouble reuniting. But this is exactly what happened when my friends and I went […]

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#JMT2013 Field Notes 7/15/13

Andy, left, and Chris set out for the John Muir Trail.

We got our first update from the John Muir Trail for #JMT2013 today, and we’re stoked! (And then we updated Day 3 when we got a bit more trail intel from Andy today.) Our blogger, Andy, and our videotographer Chris, are hiking the legendary trail in Central California over the next two weeks and sharing their updates with all of […]

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Winners! #SierraTradingPost Video Contest

GoProVideoContestWinner

We asked you to share adventures with us as part of our partnership with Magisto and the #SierraTradingPost Adventure Video Contest. You did it, and now we announce our three winners! Erik took first place with his piece, ‘Last Best Place.’ Check out those Tetons! (Hey, we’re based in Wyoming!) We liked this video best because it really complemented our […]

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Hitting the Trail: #JMT2013 is Finally Here

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If you’ve been reading the Hub for a while, you know that I’m headed out to hike the John Muir Trail along with Sierra Trading Post videographer, Chris Martin. Chris and I will be meeting up with John, Paul and Adam to hike 212 miles from Yosemite National Park to Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States. […]

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