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Photo Gallery: Backpacking in Grand Teton National Park

18 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Grand Teton National Park frequently shows up on lists of favorite backpacking treks, and in particular the 32-mile Teton Crest Trail. Last week I traveled to Jackson, Wyoming for a conference, but before the work — I met up with another...Show More Summary

Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie of SoCal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zach Behrens, 559-565-3131 (o) or 559-679-2866 (c) Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. — As the search for Robert “Bob” Woodie continues,...Show More Summary

Why spend MONEY on a hiking holiday?

Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich from Cornell University has made four studies on the subject over decades and came to the conclusion that happiness is derived from experiences, not things. … Experiences also reflect more of who we really are. They … Continue reading ?

Amok Equipment Draumr 3.0 Hammock System Review

The Amok Draumr 3.0 Complete (MSRP $399) is an ingenious hammock shelter system that includes a hammock, tarp, and a complete suspension system, including tree straps, carabiners, reflective cordage, and tent stakes for staking out the tarp. Its signature feature is that its suspension is attached to the sides of the hammock and not at the ends …            

Serac Sequoia XL (Double) Review

Don't I Like Look Soooo Happy? Serac provides a simple, comfortable and easy to use hammock system that is affordable for anyone that wants to try and get into a hammock for either sleeping or lounging. You will notice, I mentioned hammock system not just a hammock. Show More Summary

Editorial: The New San Gabriel Mountains Management Plan is a Step in the Right Direction

What follows is a version of our official public comment on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument’s draft Management Plan. You may read the original document and register your own public comment through November 1st on the Forest Service project page, and we strongly encourage you to do so. Chances are, if you’ve spent enough time…

Hiking to Goat Canyon Trestle via Mortero Palms

Hikers, history buffs, and desert enthusiasts across San Diego County and SoCal revere a historic engineering curiosity that stands in splendid remoteness in a rugged corner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The crown jewel of the Impossible Railroad, the Goat Canyon Trestle, spans a deep, rugged tributary canyon draining into the Carrizo Gorge north of…

How to Help Your Friends & Family Catch the Outdoors Bug

We’ve all been there. You have a great hobby and you can’t wait to share it but your best friend, close family, or significant other has no interest in trying it out with you. I don’t always get to spend the time outdoors that I would...Show More Summary

Can you use a winter sleeping pad for year-round backpacking and camping?

If you want to go winter camping or backpacking but want to save some money, there’s no reason you can’t use a winter sleeping pad with a higher R-value all year round instead of buying separate three-season and winter sleeping pads. A sleeping pad like the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm is a good example: it has an …            

National Animal Safety and Protection Month with Dawn Wildlife

This post is sponsored by Dawn Wildlife. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Now that fall is in the… The post National Animal Safety and Protection Month with Dawn Wildlife appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

hiking Ivvavik National Park

David Webb: … Tucked away at the tip of the Yukon, with its base camp set at 69 degrees north and hundreds of kilometres from the nearest road, only a handful of people will ever visit this park. Untouched by the last Ice Age, … Continue reading ?

Backpacker Use of Satellite Messengers, PLBs, Cell Phones, Radios, and Satellite Phones – Survey Results

There was a time not too long ago when the majority of backpackers and hikers didn’t carry their cell phones on trips and the use of satellite communication was beyond the financial reach of most backpackers. Those times have changed and the vast majority of backpackers now carry some form of electronic communication with them on …            

Hiking in the Rain – The Ulitmate Guide

I think you’ll agree when I say that the perfect hiking day is the one with the pure, blue sky, warm sunshine and a delicate breeze. At least for most hikers. I know what you’re thinking.. and you’re right! No matter how hard you try avoiding hiking in the rain it eventually happens. Sooner or […]

Product Review: UCO X-120R Rechargeable X-Act Fit Headlamp

On The Quick: UCO X-120R Rechargeable X-Act Fit Headlamp BATTERY TYPE (included): Rechargeable 400mAh Li-ion w/ micro USB input or 3x 1.5v AAA (not included) BULB TYPE: CREE XP-E LED HIGHLY WATER RESISTANT: IPX4 BATTERY LIFE: Up to 130 hr LAMP DIMENSIONS: 2.4? x 1.25? x 1.5? (6 cm x 3.2 cm x 3.9 cm) WEIGHT…

How to Avoid Being Caught in a Natural Disaster [Infographic]

Before embarking on your next adventure, take some time to plan ahead and prepare yourself for a few potential risks that mother nature may throw your way. Taking steps such as studying the weather forecast of the area, the history of...Show More Summary

How to Label Your Hiking and Backpacking Gear

Do you have a lot of hiking, climbing, or backpacking gear that looks identical to your friends’ gear? Does it get all mixed up in the car or in camp so you can’t tell what gear is yours? Here’s an easy way to color code your gear with colored duct tape so you can tell …            

The Camino de Santiago: Stage One

How do you encapsulate an experience like the Camino de Santiago with a bunch of words? Truth be told,… The post The Camino de Santiago: Stage One appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

Don’t date a girl who treks

Brown Gal Trekker: … For she lives life to the fullest If you cannot catch up to her when she flies Then don’t think she’d even shed a single tear If you tell her goodbye Don’t date a girl who … Continue reading ?

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Tent Review

The Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Tent (MSRP $199) is a relaunch of old customer favorite with an updated design, fabrics and hardware. It’s a double-walled, two-person tent, lightweight enough for backpacking if the weight is shared (3.5 pounds), but also well-suited for car camping when you want a shelter that’s roomy for two and super …            

11th Annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series

11th Annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series to Feature Dave Nettle, Will Gadd, Tommy Caldwell, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards Tahoe City, Calif. (October 11th, 2016) – Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s iconic 39-year-old mountain shop is proud to announce their 11th annual Winter Film Series. Show More Summary

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