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”

October 7

Simple DIY Mini Toilet Paper (WAG) Bags

Technically speaking, a WAG bag is designed to collect human excrement (poop) and allow you to pack it out. In some locations, a WAG bag is required, such as on Mount Rainier or in many desert canyons. But for many backcountry areas, burying poop is still the approved method—but what about the toilet paper (TP)? … Continue reading “Simple DIY Mini Toilet Paper (WAG) Bags”

December 30

Colgate University’s Outdoor Education Program

For decades, leaders and participants in Colgate University’s Outdoor Education (OE) program have struggled under heavy packs. Fifty student leaders, under the guidance of three full-time staff members, brave the New England weather to lead backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, winter camping, skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, backcountry … Continue reading “Colgate University’s Outdoor Education Program”