Outdoors

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

Backpacking

Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

<b>Authored by Chan Komagan</b><p>About a year ago a message popped up on my Twitter feed. It said that all national parks in Canada will be free in 2017 to …

Canada

OUKITEL's new K10000 MAX is a rugged, long-lasting, outdoorsy flagship [Sponsored Post]

Outdoor enthusiasts have a hard time finding a good rugged phone. Almost every manufacturer cuts one corner or another in its pursuit of a rugged, …

Camping

Trump's decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks slammed

Reversal of ban shows ‘corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind’, say campaigners<p>The Trump administration’s decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s most famous national parks, such as the Grand Canyon shows “the corporate agenda …

National Parks

Live photos: watch the total solar eclipse unfold across the country

On Monday, millions of Americans will catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse that will hurtle across America at about 2,000 miles per hour. It’s a tremendous visual spectacle that everyone from kids on iPhones to NASA’s top scientists will be documenting with photos and video. (For more on what …

Grand Teton National Park

4 Hydration Packs for Trail Running

Few off-road locations have water fountains or 7-Elevens, so savvy dirtbags need to bring their own fuel. With so many hydration pack options, the …

Trail Running

Patagonia’s First TV Ad Puts Department of Interior On Notice

Patagonia has been in business for 45 years. In all those years, they’ve never felt compelled to make a televised ad. Until now.<p>This week Patagonia …

Adventure Travel

The Most Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Campfire Close to Vancouver (With No Reservation)

North Cascades National Park is just 2 hours and 45 minutes from Vancouver, making it the most accessible (to us) of the 59 national parks in the …

National Parks

Who needs snow? Finnish skiers film epic summer freestyle edit in a forest

Ilkka Hannula and Juho Kilkki can’t wait for winter. The rest of us might be daydreaming about the start of the season, but these inventive skiers haven’t wasted any time waiting for the snow to fall.<p>A new urban skiing video shows them rattling down stairs and along rails, through forests and …

Skiing

MSR TrailShot Water Filter Review

Review of: MSR TrailShot Water Filter<p>manufactured by:Philip Werner<p>Version:<p>1<p>Price:<p>49.95<p>Reviewed by:<p>Rating:<p>5<p>On<p>Last modified:<p>Summary:<p>he MSR TrailShot …

Water

Ben Nevis entirely snow-free for first time since 2006 | The Great Outdoors

21st August 2017<p><b>Summer snow expert Iain Cameron has confirmed that the last snow patch on Ben Nevis has melted</b><p>Every year, Iain Cameron conducts a …

Backpacking

Get to the Starting Line Stress-Free

<i>This writing is excerpted from</i> The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, From 5Ks to Ultras, <i>by</i> Trail Runner</i> …

Trail Running

Here's how to protect your pet during the solar eclipse

The whole of North America will today be plunged into darkness as the sun is eclipsed by the moon.<p>It’s a rare sight to see and many people are …

Solar Eclipse

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

It’s that time of year again!<p>Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a …

Adventure Travel

Exposure Blend Landscapes Like a Pro

My passion for photography stemmed from a series of trips I had taken overseas and a desire to capture the beauty of those places with more finesse. …

Photoshop Tutorials

The 8 Best Safaris for Every Budget

Experiencing Africa’s wildlife while driving across the Savannah is one of those moments right out of your wildest dreams. (Right, T Swift?). If …

Travel

7 Things That Might Surprise You About Dollywood

Dollywood Express; Jason Scragz/FlickrNestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is a theme park named after the legendary singer. …

National Parks

Start Saving: VW to Sell Electric Microbus Beginning in 2022

Go ahead and hold your nose if you want, but Volkswagen has announced that at long last it’s going to make microbuses again. The I.D. Buzz (likely …

Adventure Travel

The National Climate Assessment and National Park Neglect

Photo by Esther Lee | CC BY 2.0Every four years the federal government issues its National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive study compiled by 13 …

Liberal View

Fire forces evacuations in Yosemite area, including the old Wawona Hotel

Evacuation orders remain in place for the tiny California community of Wawona as crews try to surround a stubborn, week-old fire in Yosemite National Park.<p>The U.S. Forest Service said Sunday that the blaze has grown slightly and charred nearly five square miles of dry brush. It’s 10% …

News

How Phil Oren revolutionized bootfitting

Before Phil Oren revolutionized bootfitting, he was a shoe salesman in a retail shop at a time when it was standard practice to X-ray kids’ feet to …

Backpacking

Trump plan could open Giant Sequoia monument to logging

Posted by Jeff on Aug 21, 2017 @ 11:55 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: August 21, 2017<p>For the largest living things standing on the …

Backpacking

Tyler Nordgren designs retro poster series to advertise today's solar eclipse

These posters by Tyler Nordgren show the national parks, universities and sightseeing spots in the US where spectators can go to see today's solar …

National Parks

National Park Service Ends Plastic Water Bottle Ban

The prohibition on plastic water bottles is over. Throw-away bottles may go back on sale at prominent parks immediately.<p><b>The National Park Service</b> …

Backpacking

The Undeniable Radness of USFS Firefighters

The United States Forest Service has been the caretaker of 193 million acres of public land for 112 years. It’s a big job. And the most estimable job …

Adventure Travel

Zinke slated this week to advise Trump on fate of 21 national monuments | Miami Herald

The Trump administration this week is expected to release plans for potentially shrinking or revoking the status of 21 national monuments, setting …

National Parks

World First: Kakadu National Park, As Seen From A Drone

Image: iStock<p>For the first time, drones have been used to record footage from the 20,000 square kilometre World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park …

Australia

Hemex's Russell Brice Clarifies Previous Messages, Not Retiring After All

I'm getting ready to step off the grid for a few days, but I thought this information was worth sharing before I set out for the backcountry. A few …

Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Sorry for the delay, y’all.<p>I was having a love affair with Oregon.<p>Not everyone feels this way, but I had a real blast with the trail in this state. …

Adventure Travel

The calm before darkness: NC mountain town awaits eclipse and its eager observers

Twenty-four hours before mid-afternoon darkness will swallow this small mountain town of 1,500, a steady stream of solar eclipse tourists bide their …

Charlotte