Articles written by: Patrick Hutchison

Snow Bike (Fat Bike) FAQ

Snow Bike (Fat Bike) FAQ

Snow bikes can mean a variety of things, but in this case, we’re talking about the fat-tired bicycles. In other words, fat bikes for riding in the snow. Fat bikes have existed for a few years, but are just now getting mainstream attention, showing up in bike shops all around [...]

Sustainable Small Cabins

Sustainable Small Cabins

Believe it or not, sometimes dirtbag hikers, climbers, and bikers save up enough money or get paid decent wages so that they might afford a little piece of our planet. This is a good thing, not only because everybody deserves to have a little home of their own, but because [...]

Hammock Breakdown

Hammock Breakdown

It’s hard not to like a hammock. They symbolize lazy days spent on beaches with Mexican lagers, palm trees, and a complete lack of responsibility. Or at least they used to. At some point in recent history, some very un-lazy people decided to get downright serious about our favorite body [...]

Most Haunted Places in our National Parks

Most Haunted Places in our National Parks

Many national parks are inherently creepy resulting from the vast openness, from deep weeds, and from the presence of deadly creatures. But there’s something else.

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Apps, apps, apps, and more apps. There are a terrifying amount of apps to chose from for you iPhones, iPads and Android phones. If you have a Windows phone, don’t worry, there are a very manageable amount of apps to choose from.

Guns in National Parks

Guns in National Parks

In 2010, President Obama signed a piece of legislation which revoked a more than two decades’ old ban on firearms in national parks. For the last two years, that law has been active, allowing gun owners to carry their firearms legally throughout our National Parks.

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for 2013

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for 2013

2013 is here and a whole new year to explore the outdoors is upon us. While you’re making your plans to explore the great beyond, consider the trends and prospects for the upcoming season.

Past Presidential Park Proponents

Past Presidential Park Proponents

As we near election time, many outdoors enthusiasts are examining prospective politicians not for their stance on abortion, the economy, or health care, but for their views on the environment.

Best Colleges by Outdoor Activity

Best Colleges by Outdoor Activity

Whether you’re sending kids to school, a student looking to transfer, or reliving the college dream (grad school), there are many things to consider when picking a school. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to think about things like

Leave No Trace: Promoting a Collective Conscience

Leave No Trace: Promoting a Collective Conscience

At a time when our National Parks are starving for resources, many look to non-profit programs like Leave No Trace to fill in the gaps. But the dangers facing our national parks today can’t be solved by politely asking people to remember to pick up their trash. We need a [...]