Environment

Just the Facts: How the Government Shut-Down Effects Outdoor Junkies

Just the Facts: How the Government Shut-Down Effects Outdoor Junkies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the government shutdown and how it is affecting government employees and national parks across America. Perhaps you don’t know the details of the shutdown (and we couldn’t blame you since it’s a bit confusing), so here’s a brief look [...]

6 Ways to Experience Whistler’s Shoulder Season

6 Ways to Experience Whistler’s Shoulder Season

Mention Whistler, and most people will think of winter: pow-filled days exploring the varied terrain on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Some people might think of Whistler’s epic summers: the sun, the lakes, the downhill mountain biking, and the back-to-back sporting competitions, festivals and concerts that take place throughout the season. [...]

7 Excellent Environmental Documentaries Currently Streaming on Netflix

7 Excellent Environmental Documentaries Currently Streaming on Netflix

If you hardly ever feel like spending a good chunk of your daily wages on movie tickets and overpriced theater food, then you’re the ideal candidate for a Netflix account. Subscribers have access to hundreds of feature films, including these excellent documentaries that touch on some critically important environmental issues. [...]

Senate Tosses Monsanto Protection Act

Senate Tosses Monsanto Protection Act

Good news for food lovers–the highly controversial Monsanto Protection Act was removed from the spending bill at the end of September after months of worldwide protests and a new amendment banishing the provision. Known officially as section 735 of the HR 933 continuing resolution, the provision was written by Senator [...]

State Breakdown: The State of Washington

State Breakdown: The State of Washington

Looking for a place to relocate? Are you familiar with the Westward approach of Manifest Destiny? And how do you feel about apples? Regardless of how you answer any of these questions, here for you today is a breakdown of the 42nd state admitted to the union, home to the [...]

6 Meteor Showers to Brighten up Your Nights

6 Meteor Showers to Brighten up Your Nights

Fall is coming, bringing with it cloudless skies, cute boots and hot mugs of cider with good friends to keep you outside all day and night. Plenty of meteor showers are on the calendar, perfect for enjoying the changing seasons. Get a front seat to one of the best shows [...]

10 Ultimate Places to See Wildlife

10 Ultimate Places to See Wildlife

One reason why millions of people travel to the outdoors is to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Fascinations with wildlife start from youth, viewing them as cute cartoon characters to later seeing their beastly instincts at work on the Discovery Channel. Observing your favorite animal in nature is a [...]

Take the Mountain Pictorial Challenge

Take the Mountain Pictorial Challenge

How many of the world’s most famous mountains and peaks can you name on sight alone? We’ve posted 25 photos below. After you’ve made a guess, move your mouse over the image to see the answer. We’ve provided a bonus hint for each mountain. Hint: Highest peak in the Southern [...]

Top Apps for Outdoorsmen

Top Apps for Outdoorsmen

Technology is ruling the world, which often disconnects us from nature. Thanks to further advancements with smart phones and apps, the cellular device is now a must-pack tool before you trek, ski or summit the unknown lands. In fact, sometimes it makes life a bit easier, but as technology can [...]

Biggest Hikes in the US

Biggest Hikes in the US

Humans are the only mammals that walk exclusively on two legs. With this unique bipedal tendency, we can do some awesome things like ski or wear heels. We also have the ability to put everything we need for survival into a pack and trek across the continental United States in [...]