December 7

Looking to Stand Up for Bears Ears National Monument? Here’s A Quick Guide on How You Can.

By: Korrin L. Bishop Hints of the Trump Administration’s plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument have danced around for months. On December 4, the President made those plans explicit. Along with Grand Staircase-Escalante, President Trump announced that he’d be reducing these two Utah monuments by about two million acres—stripping away about 85% of Bears … Continue reading “Looking to Stand Up for Bears Ears National Monument? Here’s A Quick Guide on How You Can.”

November 26

Peak Bagging in the Weminuche Wilderness with the Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack

By: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck Passions come in waves for me; I get washed up in obsession, only to see that excitement subside when newer, shinier desires appear. This has been a cycle my whole life in the outdoors. I got fixated on multi-week backpacks, only for that to be overtaken by the thrill of climbing high … Continue reading “Peak Bagging in the Weminuche Wilderness with the Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack”

November 24

Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk

Have some outdoorsy friends or family in your holiday circle? We’ve got you covered for all of the little stocking stuffers they’ll be hoping to see this year! Below are ten of our suggestions for pulling together a hiker’s dream stocking. 1.) Deuce Backpacking Trowel: Hey, everybody poops. And, at 0.6 ounces, this trowel weighs … Continue reading “Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk”

November 16

How To: Take Care of Your Awesome Bamboo Backpacking Spoon

By: Korrin L. Bishop Gossamer Gear happens to sell the world’s greatest bamboo backpacking spoon. If you haven’t made the switch yet, it’s time. However, we won’t get too in-depth about that in this post, as it has already been well-documented. This post is going to focus on how to take care of your awesome … Continue reading “How To: Take Care of Your Awesome Bamboo Backpacking Spoon”

October 31

Do We Need National Preserves? Yes. Here’s Why.

By: Korrin L. Bishop Earlier this month, in light of the Trump administration’s review of 27 national monuments, we took a look at the many different types of National Park Service (NPS) designations. Understanding these designations is an important step in being an effective advocate for public lands. In this post, we will take a … Continue reading “Do We Need National Preserves? Yes. Here’s Why.”

October 24

Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver

By: Erin “Wired” Saver The Pyrenees mountain range, which creates a natural border between Spain and France, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. There are multiple routes that can be traveled along the length of the Pyrenees, but I wanted the one that would stay higher and not dive down to villages … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver”

October 10

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Quick Guide to Park Designations

By: Korrin L. Bishop Five months ago, the Trump administration began a review of 27 national monuments to determine potential changes to their designations. As of September 17, reports indicate that Interior Secretary Zinke recommended changes to at least ten—including shrinking Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Gold Butte, and Cascades-Siskiyou. The exact details of those changes … Continue reading “The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Quick Guide to Park Designations”

September 28

Book Review – Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

Have you been looking longingly at journals, photos and videos of this year’s thru-hikers, wondering what it takes to put a trip like that together for yourself? There are so many factors – which trail, what time of year, what gear to take, how to resupply, how to get in shape – that it may … Continue reading “Book Review – Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike”