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High Hopes for Ending the Helium Shortage

High Hopes for Ending the Helium Shortage

“A man can’t just sit around.” That’s what Larry Walters of San Pedro, CA told police after he went, or should I say floated, on a little joy ride in the sky. No, he wasn’t in a plane or helicopter. He was strapped to a lawn chair, with 45 helium-filled [...]

7 Best Beverages for Après Trail

7 Best Beverages for Après Trail

Is there anything better than a cool drink of a hoppy beverage after a long outdoor adventure? If your destination is far from the car and a bottled brew seems like a heavy extravagance, try these canned brews that have broken away from their traditional glass mold to appease the [...]

Why Your Kids Should be Scouts

Why Your Kids Should be Scouts

Chances are that you have known a scout.  Perhaps you’ve been acquainted with an Eagle Scout or a Girl Scout ambassador.  Maybe you’ve been a scout yourself at some point!  But, do you know a lot of kids these days that are getting into these programs?  Probably not nearly as [...]

Polar Explorers Hope To Complete Famous Scott Expedition

Polar Explorers Hope To Complete Famous Scott Expedition

by Kraig Becker On January 17, 1912 famed British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole only to find the Norwegian flag of his rival Roald Amundsen already in place there. For months Scott and his men had been locked in a heated race with Amundsen to be the [...]

6 Organic Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

6 Organic Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

What’s worse: being covered in mosquito bites, or slathering yourself with chemical compounds to just to keep the bugs off your skin? Thanks to advances in organic pest control, this is a tough decision you no longer have to make. Here are a few organic ways to keep the skeeters [...]

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

by Kraig Becker As we mentioned a few days back, one of the more high profile climbing teams in Alaska this spring is the Expedition Denali squad. They have their sights set on climbing the 6194 meter (20,320 ft) Mt. McKinley, which is commonly referred to by its Koyukon name of Denali [...]

Get Outside

Get Outside

The Perfect Place: Colorado Get outside- that’s the motto for several universities throughout the state of Colorado.  While most students are busy spending their weekends partying or studying, these universities are encouraging students to get outside and experience something new and exciting in the great outdoors.  Colorado Mesa University of [...]

Gear Review – Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL

Gear Review – Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL

Rocky Mountain Bikes of Vancouver, British Columbia, has been building killer bikes for over 30 years.  For 2013 they have taken an old favorite, the Altitude, and crafted a beautiful 650b bike. 650b’s have claimed the middle road of tire diameter, landing between 26 inch and 29 inch tires at [...]

Green Brews: A Sampler of the Most Eco-Friendly Libations

Green Brews: A Sampler of the Most Eco-Friendly Libations

Beer, Glorious Beer! The nectar of the gods and the reason, for many, that happy hour can’t come soon enough. Not much can make the enjoyment of this libation sweeter, except perhaps knowing that the liquid you’re relishing is green. No, not green as in Wicked Witch of the West [...]

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: 8 Essential Items for Adventure Dogs

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: 8 Essential Items for Adventure Dogs

If you think you enjoy the great outdoors, wait till you get your canine partner in crime on the trail. So many smells so little time. Here to get you started on training your mountain dog for the switchbacks are 8 items to outfit your four-legged friend: Dog Pack - Perhaps [...]