Healthy Living

The Towns of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

The Towns of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Yes, the skinniest guys in the world are biking through Colorado once again. You’re not going to see them for long as they zip by, but the towns they start and end in are the stars as well. Aspen/Snowmass With Ski Mountains everywhere, the Maroon Bells towering in the background [...]

6 Purifying Methods to Get Your Thirst Quenched

6 Purifying Methods to Get Your Thirst Quenched

Want to hear a funny joke about dehydration? DEHYDRATION IS NOT FUNNY! The number one key to any outside fun is proper hydration, and here for you today is a list of 6 different purification methods to get clean water into your system while you are in the back country: [...]

7 Uber-Effective Ways to Keep the Mosquitoes Away

7 Uber-Effective Ways to Keep the Mosquitoes Away

Alaska is a pretty idyllic place to spend the summer in terms of weather, scenery, and just about everything else ― except for the blood-sucking bugs. This recent video of a mosquito swarm was captured on the North Slope of Northern Alaska’s Brooks Range… Makes you itchy just watching it. [...]

Where to Work: Five Studies of the Best Cities

Where to Work: Five Studies of the Best Cities

Thinking about relocating but not sure where to go? Well thankfully, thousands of other people have asked this same question and extensive research has been done to find some answers. Here are 5 studies from across the U.S. to help get you started in that next big direction: Forbe’s “Best [...]

Celebrate National Parks Day on August 25

Celebrate National Parks Day on August 25

On Sunday, Aug. 25, the National Park Service will observe its 97th birthday. In honor of this special anniversary, the NPS is offering a ‘fee-free day’ to members of the public who visit Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Zion, or any of the other 58 established national park areas. According to the [...]

9 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Runners

9 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Runners

Most of us have a mental wish list going all year round – yet when someone finally asks for some gift ideas, we often blank or fumble until we spit out something lame, like underwear or new dish towels. I’ve even been known to ask for stamps. If you know [...]

Light Your Way: 6 Different Headlamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices for the Back Country

Light Your Way: 6 Different Headlamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices for the Back Country

We’ve all been there before. Stumbling around the pitch dark in your underwear outside of your tent, fumbling with random tree branches and stubbing your feet along poorly-placed rocks, all in the search for a decent spot to use the restroom…Terrible. So you don’t get lost in the dark on [...]

The BackCountry Chef:  Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

The BackCountry Chef: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Even if you aren’t necessarily a morning person, you need energy for exploring if you are in the backcountry.  And with a simple recipe like this, you will be smiling all the way to the summit. Good for:  Hot breakfasts, quick [...]

6 Ways to get a Jump on Your Ski Season Prep

6 Ways to get a Jump on Your Ski Season Prep

Every year after that first run, you say you’ll be better prepared next year. Every year you put it off. Here are a few ways to get a jump on your prep. Remember the Burn Work those thighs. You know they hurt last year; heck they hurt every year. Ride [...]

Top 8 Places for Horseback Riding in the U.S.

Top 8 Places for Horseback Riding in the U.S.

Giddy-up ya’ll! Craving nature from a different perspective, like say from atop the quivering loins of a wild mustang, charging bare back across golden prairies in the heart of America? Ok, maybe not wild, or a mustang…but why not experience the beautiful wilderness in a more tame manner on horseback? [...]