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4 Awesome Outdoor Apps

4 Awesome Outdoor Apps

Obviously, when you’re out breathing in the fresh air and exploring the wide open spaces, you don’t want to be bothered by your phone ringing, getting incessant texts, or any other distraction that takes your eyes and mind off of Mother Nature’s glory. It is especially so in today’s world, [...]

Climbing the Highest Mountain in the World without Sight: An interview with one of the Blind Man’s Guides

Climbing the Highest Mountain in the World without Sight: An interview with one of the Blind Man’s Guides

On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind man to reach the most daunting summit in the world; Mount Everest. This incredible man was guided by another incredible man named Chris Morris (currently a physical trainer at Mountain Edge Fitness, Boulder, CO). I was lucky enough to interview [...]

The Best Dog Breeds for Different Summer Activities

The Best Dog Breeds for Different Summer Activities

While we’re not trying to suggest that one dog breed is superior to another (that’s just asking for hatemail), the fact is that some mutts are genetically or anatomically predisposed to certain activities. You wouldn’t send in a Pomeranian to rescue stranded skiers, would you? Everybody knows that’s Bernese mountain [...]

9 Facts About this Summer’s Hottest Activity, Stand Up Paddlingboarding

9 Facts About this Summer’s Hottest Activity, Stand Up Paddlingboarding

  You have probably noticed a strange phenomenon overtaking your local lakes, rivers and oceans: people standing on what looks like a surfboard, gliding across the water as they propel themselves forward with a single paddle. Stand up paddleboarding seems to be the hottest activity of summer 2013, and there’s [...]

San Fransisco Physician develops New Way to Treat Snakebites

San Fransisco Physician develops New Way to Treat Snakebites

Snakebites aren’t cool, especially if they’re venomous bites, and each year it is estimated that over 100,000 people around the world lose their lives because of them. It’s a slow and painful process. Fangs slice flesh and poison slowly works its way throughout the victim’s body, paralyzing  from head to [...]

Mountaineer Announces Plans To Climb 14-Highest Peaks In Two Years

Mountaineer Announces Plans To Climb 14-Highest Peaks In Two Years

by Kraig Becker In the world of high altitude mountaineering the fourteen 8000-meter peaks are seen as the pinnacle of climbing. Each of those mountains presents a unique set of challenges that require a high level of skill and dedication to overcome. Most climbers are lucky if they get the chance [...]

Acupuncture for Athletes: Why it Can Work for You

Acupuncture for Athletes: Why it Can Work for You

So, you’re a skeptic. You’d much rather pump yourself full of ibuprofen, do some minimal stretching, and bare the pain rather than try any sort of “alternative” medicine to heal your outdoor induced ailments. Welp, I would say “more power to you” except I’m not really into enabling outdoor enthusiasts [...]

New Speed Record Set On Pacific Crest Trail

New Speed Record Set On Pacific Crest Trail

by Kraig Becker At 2665 miles (4289 km) in length, the Pacific Crest Trail is considered one of the world’s truly great long distance hiking trails. Starting at the U.S.-Mexico border and running north through California, Oregon and Washington, the trail doesn’t end until it reaches Canada. Along the way, the route [...]

Six Tips for Hiking with Kids

Six Tips for Hiking with Kids

The summer hiking season is well underway, but thankfully far from being over. It has been encouraging to see so many families out on the trails with kids of all ages in tow. While it’s always important to be well-prepared when hitting the trails, it’s even more crucial when kids [...]

The Backcountry Chef-Cinnamon Apples

The Backcountry Chef-Cinnamon Apples

After a full day of outdoors exertion, I think that you can agree that you probably deserve a little something delicious.  You still want to keep it at least a little healthy though, right?  Well, maybe you don’t WANT to, but you know you should.  Here’s a sweet treat that [...]