Articles written by: Danielle Owczarski

Danielle is a freelance writer, designer and wetland ecologist with seven years of snowboard testing for Backcountry magazine and Outside under her belt. She lives in Jeffersonville, VT, where she spends most of her time outdoors looking for ways to challenge herself physically and intellectually. You can find more of her work and photography at DeshlerPhotography.com.

Getting in Touch with Your Inner Pioneer – Wild Harvesting on National Lands

Getting in Touch with Your Inner Pioneer – Wild Harvesting on National Lands

Before the wilderness of the United States was neatly divided and bounded, the earliest pioneers and natives of the land foraged and hunted for their own food. Some believe there is no better way to connect with the land than to harvest and partake in its bounty. Although there are [...]

7 Unusual Independence Day Celebrations

7 Unusual Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day isn’t all about the fireworks. Although, a good fireworks display can really inspire the ooh and ahhs inside each of us. If you’re looking for more than just a glittery showcase in the night sky, and want to expand your horizons past the typical marching band and fried [...]

7 Best Beverages for Après Trail

7 Best Beverages for Après Trail

Is there anything better than a cool drink of a hoppy beverage after a long outdoor adventure? If your destination is far from the car and a bottled brew seems like a heavy extravagance, try these canned brews that have broken away from their traditional glass mold to appease the [...]

Get Outside

Get Outside

The Perfect Place: Colorado Get outside- that’s the motto for several universities throughout the state of Colorado.  While most students are busy spending their weekends partying or studying, these universities are encouraging students to get outside and experience something new and exciting in the great outdoors.  Colorado Mesa University of [...]

Gear Review – Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL

Gear Review – Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL

Rocky Mountain Bikes of Vancouver, British Columbia, has been building killer bikes for over 30 years.  For 2013 they have taken an old favorite, the Altitude, and crafted a beautiful 650b bike. 650b’s have claimed the middle road of tire diameter, landing between 26 inch and 29 inch tires at [...]

A Gift from the Gods – MTB Dropper Seatposts

A Gift from the Gods – MTB Dropper Seatposts

Last year I went for a ride with this guy who had a mountain bike dropper seatpost. The gadget was hydraulic and the piece he pressed to initiate it looked like an extra brake lever with a cable attached to the seatpost. When he wanted to raise his seat, he [...]