November 9

Climbing the 600 Highest Peaks in the Adirondacks

By: Erik Schlimmer Peakbagging can be addictive—even in the Adirondack Mountains, a range choked with cliffs, swamps, rivers, and dense forests. Like more traditional addicts, I began with the soft stuff. In my case, that was climbing the 40 summits above 4,000 feet. Then, I climbed the 100 highest peaks. Then, the 217 peaks above 3,000 … Continue reading “Climbing the 600 Highest Peaks in the Adirondacks”

November 6

Vote the Outdoors: How Toxic Algae is Shaping Politics in Florida

Written By: Korrin L. Bishop // Photos By: Kris Laurie Born and raised on Sanibel Island, Sharon Michie, owner of the boutique vacation rental company, Cottages to Castles, has spent 50 years along the coastal waters of southwest Florida. In those years, she has been lucky enough—just once—to experience the magic of a loggerhead turtle … Continue reading “Vote the Outdoors: How Toxic Algae is Shaping Politics in Florida”

October 25

Best Appalachian Trail Section Hiking, According to the Experts

The Appalachian Trail is a National Scenic Trail in the eastern United States that runs about 2,000 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. It’s a huge undertaking that has changed the lives of many of its hikers. However, doing a full thru-hike isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’re bringing you … Continue reading “Best Appalachian Trail Section Hiking, According to the Experts”

October 4

Blurring the Line Between Nature and Civilization with Leave No Trace

By: Christine Martens This summer, my husband and I worked on a project for Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics researching waste management in three national parks: Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Denali. We spent roughly one month in each park, and we spent our time doing research in the frontcountry campgrounds of each of … Continue reading “Blurring the Line Between Nature and Civilization with Leave No Trace”

September 26

8 John Muir Quotes to Get You Ready for Your Next Autumn Adventure

By: Korrin L. Bishop Sometimes it feels as though you blink, and summer is over. As the leaves begin to change color and fall to the forest floor, and the air takes on a blustery chill, saying goodbye to summer adventures can feel melancholic. However, with the change of seasons simply comes the opportunity to … Continue reading “8 John Muir Quotes to Get You Ready for Your Next Autumn Adventure”

September 12

Thru-Hiking in Scotland: A Right to Roam & the Freedom to Adventure

Words By: Sally Phillips // Photos Courtesy: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck Is thru-hiking in Scotland a thing? I’m not really sure we’ve quite cracked it yet, although we are definitely getting closer. One of the major problems is that we are a pretty tiny country—just over 220 miles at the widest point, and 550 miles North … Continue reading “Thru-Hiking in Scotland: A Right to Roam & the Freedom to Adventure”

August 30

What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Gossamer Gear’s Pack Names.

Gossamer Gear backpacks didn’t start off with snazzy names. They started off with the founder, Glen Van Peski, fiddling around with some homegrown models, searching for the perfect balance of light and functional. “I would hike along with my buddy, Read Miller, talking about packs and how to make them lighter and more functional,” Glen … Continue reading “What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Gossamer Gear’s Pack Names.”

August 15

Blue Ridge Hiking Company: Keeping Backpackers Lightweight & Prepared

By: Caet Cash Remember your first backpacking trip? Was it a fond memory or a rite of passage? My job is to make sure that wet tents, heavy packs, and denim in the wilderness do not happen on these trips. Blue Ridge Hiking Company exists in a unique niche within the commercial backpacking community. We … Continue reading “Blue Ridge Hiking Company: Keeping Backpackers Lightweight & Prepared”