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The Best 5 Tents for Rainy Camping

The Best 5 Tents for Rainy Camping

Every Northwest resident knows that once those rain clouds appear, it may be awhile before the sunshine returns. Should this deter us from outdoor adventures? Of course not! The catch is that you may need

Leave No Trace: Promoting a Collective Conscience

Leave No Trace: Promoting a Collective Conscience

At a time when our National Parks are starving for resources, many look to non-profit programs like Leave No Trace to fill in the gaps. But the dangers facing our national parks today can’t be solved by politely asking people to remember to pick up their trash. We need a [...]

5 Treks That Will Make You Wish You Had a Time Machine

5 Treks That Will Make You Wish You Had a Time Machine

This week we’re going back in time! Traversing our way across the space-time continuum and through the fabric of history, we are setting our sites on continents and decades that may seem just out of reach.

Climbers Successfully Summit Manaslu

Climbers Successfully Summit Manaslu

Tragedy has turned into triumph on the Himalayan peak of Manaslu this week. On Monday, several climbing teams successfully reached the summit of the 8156 meter (26,670 ft) mountain which was the site of a massive avalanche on September 23.

Elk Population Reduction: Bullets, Wolves, or Fences

Elk Population Reduction: Bullets, Wolves, or Fences

In 2008, The Wild Earth Guardians, a wildlife restoration group, lost a court case to the National Park Service. The decision; to reduce the overpopulation of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park through shooting, rather the reintroduction of wolves.

Hunting Season Safety Tips for (Adamant) Hikers

Hunting Season Safety Tips for (Adamant) Hikers

  Unfortunately, the threat of rain isn’t a hiker’s biggest concern during the autumn months — a period known to many simply as ‘hunting season’. Every year, a hiker loses his or her life to a hunter’s bullet, and

Interview with Manaslu Survivor Glen Plake

Yesterday, Epic TV conducted a Skype interview with legendary free skier, Glen Plake and his wife, Kimberly yesterday. By Yoon Kim

The Arctic Ice Meltdown of 2012: What You Need to Know

The Arctic Ice Meltdown of 2012: What You Need to Know

Here’s what’s going on: chunks of glaciers several times the size of Manhattan are ripping free from Greenland; what can change from solid to liquid in the Arctic is rapidly doing so; 2012 is on track to become the hottest year ever in the lower 48.

5 Tips For Protecting Your Camp From Thieving Bears

5 Tips For Protecting Your Camp From Thieving Bears

Bears are the vagabond mooches of the wilderness, always sniffing at opportunities to invite themselves over for some human grub. Other times, bears exert theirsense of entitlement by simply taking

Tips for Sleeping in Caves from Israel McDaniel

Tips for Sleeping in Caves from Israel McDaniel

For two decades ending in the 1940′s, a man named Israel McDaniel lived in an Ozark cave. I had the opportunity to visit his place of residence about 30 years ago.