Gary Butler

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View and Download Nearly 60,000 Maps from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

By reasons of parenting, I’ve become well acquainted with a song—perhaps you know it?— called “Fifty Nifty United States,” taught to schoolchildren …

Geography

Did Patagonia Just Make the Best Baselayer Ever?

There was a time when the term “baselayer” didn’t exist. What did was underwear, and most of it was made of cotton. Mountaineers and explorers wore …

Backpacking

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Zion National Park

Towering orange cliffs, smoldering red mountains and topaz-blue waters greet ardent hikers in Zion National Park. From the spine of vertigo-inducing …

Hiking

The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable.<p>Marmot Ultra Elite 20 ($199)<p>We’d never guess that the Ultra Elite 20 is filled with anything but down—it’s that warm and compressible. But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one …

Backpacking

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Inflatable Sleeping Pad<p>Comfort<p>Ease of Inflation<p>Warmth<p>Weight<p>Durability<p>Packed Size<p>Excellent<p>The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm is …

Backpacking

North America's Five Best Road Trips

Whether you have a weekend or a month, these journeys are a must<p>Sure, you can just load a bag in the car on a Friday afternoon, pick a scenic byway, and go. But what’s nice about charting your path ahead of time is scoring great deals, making sure you don’t miss iconic sights, and knowing exactly …

Hiking

The 13 Beautiful Places to Backpack in Northern California

Overnight backpacking northern California abounds with a lot of treks you can choose for multi-night backpacking enjoyment. We have pulled together …

Hiking

Rock Climbers and Supporters 'Climb the Hill' for Public Lands

U.S. rock climbers and their non-profit and corporate allies are setting themselves a difficult challenge this week—persuading Congress to act to …

Forests

How To: Camping With a Dog

Camping is more fun with a dog. Grab a feature-stuffed Midori tent from Eureka! and spend the night snoozing under the stars. You’ll make memories …

Camping

Patagonia 19 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Of the approximately 70 different sleeping bags I've used, the Patagonia 19 Degree Sleeping Bag is the most comfortable all-purpose mummy bag for use …

Backpacking

10 things you can’t miss on your first visit to canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park is a stunning area near Moab, Utah with sheer sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, beautiful rivers, and spectacular vistas. …

National Parks

The Best Gear-Hauling Tools

Five ways to protect your expensive stuff in transit<p>Making sure your favorite bike, surfboard, and camping kit are protected and secure is an essential part of any outdoor adventure. Invest in some peace of mind with these items that’ll keep your gear storage game on lock when you’re on the …

Fly Fishing

7 sensational Central Oregon adventures

Nestled among thick forests and brimming with Wild West charm, the small towns tucked on the eastern side of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains share a …

Hiking

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness During High-Elevation Hikes

Congratulations! After years of hiking and climbing at lower altitudes, you’ve decided to climb that high-elevation peak or take the high-country …

Hiking

The Best Backpacking Water Filters

0<p>SHARES<p>Yes, you should be filtering your water—and we've picked out the best backpacking water filters to make it as easy as possible. While clear …

Backpacking

Owens Lake: Former toxic dust bowl transformed into environmental success

Fearsome gusts of desert wind routinely kicked up swirling clouds of choking dust over Owens Lake on the east side of the Sierra Nevada after 1913, when its treasured snowmelt and spring water was first diverted into the Los Angeles Aqueduct.<p>It was not until 2001, and under a court order, that the …

Los Angeles

The Best Hiking Pants for Any Conditions

Fend off thorns, cold, and more with the best hiking pants on the market.We love shorts as much as the next person, but when your trail turns rugged, …

Backpacking

Hikes for Everyone in Bend, Oregon

When we first started this blog, my hope was to inspire others to get outdoors more. For some it’s easy, they love the outdoors and can go on any …

Hiking

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants 2018

My List<p>Track your favorite restaurants or build a dining wish list. Check the "Save" box next to any restaurant's name and it will be saved to your …

Credit Cards

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

Hiking

Best Paso Robles Wineries to Visit

Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) takes in a sprawling, western landscape …

Wine & Spirits

Family Camping Kit Checklist

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Prepare for Your Hike With Our Free Hiking Essentials Checklist

Free Hiking Essentials Checklist (Free PDF)Hiking is a great outdoor activity to keep our bodies in good physical shape and our minds sharp. However, …

The 5 Least Dog-Friendly National Parks + Where to Camp Instead

Our dogs love the great outdoors. Unfortunately, swaths of the great outdoors that are protected as National Parks don’t always love our dogs.<p>You can …

The Best Hiking Trails in Utah's Stunning Bryce Canyon National Park

When it comes to being blessed with natural splendour, southern Utah is practically divine. The region is home to five first-class national parks, …

3 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List

Climate and geography are just two factors that play a role in finding that next bucket-list ride. Whether you are seeking a muscle-burning climb, an …

Road trippers: Here are the top 10 loneliest roads in California

Traffic got you down? Are you longing for the open road?<p>A new study by the fleet management company Geotab might offer some guidance. The company …

Storm forecast to blast Sierra with up to 5 feet of snow, roads could close

A fierce winter storm taking aim at the Sierra Nevada is predicted to dump lots of snow—up to 5 feet of it—Thursday through Saturday.<p>Skiers and boarders will be eager to hit the fresh powder on slopes, but the National Weather Service is encouraging people to avoid driving Sierra roads Thursday …

Canine Adventure Gear: 5 Essentials for Hiking with a Dog

It’s hard to beat the fun of hiking with a dog. And with these essentials, you’ll be ready to hit the trail with your pup.<b>Over the years, my dog,</b> …