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Introducing White Sands National Park New Mexico

I know it is old news about White Sands becoming a national park, but the past three years have...

Utah Approves Bid For Another Winter Olympics

In 2002, Salt Lake City became the largest city, at that time, to host the winter Olympics. To...

Permit Needed to Hike Kannarraville Falls

  It’s a name that just rolls off your tongue, Kanarraville. Millions of people pass it every...

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Boatsmith Whitewater Festival 2019 and 2020

The Boatsmith River Festival takes place every year over the Presidents Day Weekend on the Smith...

The Milner Mile: A Hidden Gem Born From Collaboration

​ It’s a rare opportunity when the energy company, farmers, and the outdoor recreation community...

How To Dress For Winter Camping

How to Dress For  Winter Camping One of the single biggest barriers to enjoyment of winter...

Cable Canyon San Rafael’s Canyoneering Grab Bag

Located almost directly in the heart of Utah is the San Rafael swell. During the mid 20th century...

My First Trip To Gauley Fest

  “Welcome to West Virginia” were the first words I heard as I blinked my eyes, easing them...

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Outdoor Industry Opinion

What is Camping?

What is Camping?

There are several types of people in the world, and for each one of these types they have a different definition of camping.  However, trying to fit so many different beliefs under one interpretation would be like nicknaming Hilary Clinton “Honest Abe.”   No matter...

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The Adventurers Guide To Utah

The Adventurers Guide To Utah

The Complete Adventurers Guide to Utah When it comes to outdoor recreation, very few states compare to Utah.  When most people think of Utah, they think of skiing, national parks, funny alcohol laws or Mormons.  But what they don’t think about is the variety of...

Gear Reviews

Kelty Cosmic Down 40 Review

Kelty Cosmic Down 40 Review

BACKSTORY Once upon a time, I had a mountain hardware phantom.  I do not know what happened to it, but it was by far the best sleeping bag I have ever owned.  Then I purchased a Lafuma Warm-n-Lite. It was a 40-degree bag that was lightweight, compressible, and kept me...

Buying Guides

Guide to Buying a Tent

Guide to Buying a Tent

It was the fall of 2007. A group of 8 of us were camping on the Egypt plateau. In the morning we were going to begin the ultra-long trek to Neon Canyon.  However that night Tefnut, the Egyptian goddess of rain had other plans, and I learned the value of a decent tent....

How To’s

Make Your Own Footprint

Make Your Own Footprint

I have never been fond of tent footprints. I hardly ever use them and I definitely don’t pay $30 for them. However, if you must have a footprint, but don’t want to dip into your children’s college fund to buy one, there is a way to make one for cheap. All you need is...

Gear Articles

Kelty Cosmic Down 40 Review

Kelty Cosmic Down 40 Review

BACKSTORY Once upon a time, I had a mountain hardware phantom.  I do not know what happened to it, but it was by far the best sleeping bag I have ever owned.  Then I purchased a Lafuma Warm-n-Lite. It was a 40-degree bag that was lightweight, compressible, and kept me...

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How To Dress For Winter Camping

How to Dress For  Winter Camping One of the single biggest barriers to enjoyment of winter activities is improper attire. Traditionally when we go outside during the winter, we throw on the warmest thing we can find and call it cozy. This is a great strategy if you...

Complete Guide to Winter Camping

How to Introduce Yourself To Winter Camping Winter Camping is a completely different activity.  Most people who have tried it, don’t like it and most people’s first experience was through the scouting program.  In essence, the dangers of winter camping aren’t all that...

First Backpacking Trip: Ruth Lake

I can’t tell you what to expect on your first backpacking trip.  I can tell you what to expect if you are camping with or near scouts. This is what happened the first time I went backpacking with my scout troop. I started my outdoor adventure at a young age.  I had a...

We’ve Been Adventuring For Over 30 Years

It started with a river trip in 1980, and now it has pretty much come full circle. See where we have been and where we have yet to go.

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