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The Best National Park Experiences Could Be Getting Better

Love him or hate him; Trump can see room for improvement in the National Park System. Improvements...

Little Wild Horse Flash Flood Kills 2 Young Girls

There is an inherent danger in the canyoneering environment. Even the relaxed family-friendly...

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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What is Canyoneering?

Why would someone need to write an article explaining what canyoneering is? We don't need to...

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...

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The States That Benefit the Most From National Park Tourism

The States That Benefit the Most From National Park Tourism

Every year millions of people flock to national parks, monuments, recreation areas, trails and historic areas. Some states reap a harvest of hundreds of millions.  Is your state one of them?  Take a look at the list of the top ten some aren’t surprising and some...

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Fixing The Recreation.gov Permit System

Fixing The Recreation.gov Permit System

How You Fix the Recreation.Gov Permit System Every year thousands of people pay a minimal fee for a chance to use ‘public lands.’ The idea of ‘public lands’ amuses me. They are public lands, and this means they belong to everyone. This isn’t true. It means everyone...

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Vibram Five Fingers Review

Vibram Five Fingers Review

Backstory In 2007 I sprained my ankle backpacking in the Sawtooths. In 2008 I sprained my ankle hiking in the Robber’s Roost. The next year I sprained my ankle hiking in The Spur. Ankle injuries were a yearly occurrence. Many people wouldn’t recognize me without the...

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Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

The first thing I learned, as a scout, is how to be as annoying as possible in the outdoors. This is something that I outgrew, as I become older. The second thing that I learned was that sleeping bags don’t really keep you warm at the temperature as advertised. Flash...

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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

How Do Hand Warmers Work

How Do Hand Warmers Work

The Types of Hand Warmers There are two main types of hand warmers; each one uses a different method to create heat. However, both of them rely on chemical reactions.  One gives long-lasting results that can last up to ten hours; the other only last for short periods...

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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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