When the big turkey day rolls around each year, do you and your family members find yourselves anxiously pacing the house like ravenous wolves, driving the cooks crazy with your annoying whines of “is it ready yet?” Do them (and yourself) a favor and GET OUTSIDE! Here are 6 outdoors [...]
Hood to Coast is the largest relay race in the world, and it’s no small feat. Every year, 12,600 runners in teams of 12 hit the starting line at the base of Mount Hood, located 50 miles outside of Portland. Teams cover 198 miles of road from the mountain through [...]
Are you the type of individual to eat a sextet of mouth-numbing buffalo wings just to win a T-shirt, or mow down on a fiery morsel of God-knows-what just to prove to your fellow travelers that no street food will faze you? All right big guy (or gal), let’s see [...]
It’s the inevitable. As sure as the sun rises in the morning, so will gray hairs appear on the head of your pops. And even more concerning, it seems that fashion relevance and age are inversely proportional. But rest easy, this father’s day offers ample opportunity for you to kick [...]
On the look out for the perfect hammocking spot? These men are. For them, perfect means the most ridiculous and dangerous places to hang. We’re going to call these men expert hammock-ers, just to remind you that you are not an expert. If where you hang your hammock could get [...]
The kids are off to soccer practice, mom’s gardening, and dad is out golfing. Sounds like a pretty outdoorsy family, right? Maybe so, but none of these activities are done as an actual family. While these are all great activities, they general attract a certain age or gender group. That means [...]
There is something cool that being in the outdoors does to people. It brings them closer and creates a strong, lasting bond. Maybe it’s because of the inside jokes garnered from a day on the trail, or a funny story that happens over packed peanut butter sandwich, but relationships forged [...]
Generally, camping means giving up your daily luxuries to experience the more rugged lifestyle nature has to offer. But after a weekend of hiking and weathering the elements, we often begin to wish that we could bring certain luxuries (like bacon and eggs) along with us. Sadly, we generally assume [...]
Canyoneering is not for the faint of heart. Picture this: You drive out to the middle of the Utah Desert (or some other general place where canyons exist), there’s not a hospital for miles, no cellphone coverage, and you descend into a cavernous blackhole of death. Ok, maybe it’s not [...]
You may have thought unicycling in and of itself was an extreme sport, but when compared to this… well, it really just doesn’t compare. Unicyclists Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz carry their unicycles to the top of a mountain in the Dolomites, then begin a treacherous descent down. This is really [...]
Definitions of what it means to “go camping” range from roughing it like the Paleolithic Era to bringing a genny and powering up like electricity is going out of style.
If you think that hunting for Easter eggs and sitting down to a dinner of ham is the best way to spend your holiday, you’re wrong. There are dozens of ways that cultures celebrate this time of bunnies and commercialism that tosses the U.S. of A. out of the ring. [...]
Although slightly cumbersome, musical instruments can be a great source of entertainment on a camping trip. Plus, a campfire sing-along can also be a great way to meet strangers along the trail. But how can you be sure of which stranger(s) you should go out of your way to befriend? [...]
Everyone has to start somewhere. But sometimes when you are beginning your rock climbing career, you might be lost in the lingo that is much different from any other lingo that you have heard.
Let’s paint a scenario. You’re walking through a beautiful forest (possibly with a loved one by your side), when you stumble upon a ramshackle hut
How do you get more men to join yoga classes? Change the name, give the instructor a paint gun, make sure there’s bacon and/or beer, and use bear rugs instead of yoga mats. Bam.
Most experienced hikers know the 10 essentials by heart, but the list of outdoor gear that can save your life is certainly not exhaustive. Before
National parks may have originated as an American institution — but today, with more than 1,800 established parks worldwide, the idea is hardly limited to the 50 states. And as this list proves, a national park does not have to be well-known to take your breath away.
It’s not that the outdoor community is made up of a bunch of raging alcoholics (though some of us arguably are), but when word went around that a company would soon be selling powdered beer, the backcountry Twittersphere erupted with comments like, “I totally
Admittedly, everyone has his or her ‘favorite Mt. Rainier viewpoint’, so this list should be considered entirely subjective. One thing is for sure, though – any of these five spots will offer a breathtaking view of our state’s most iconic natural wonder.