17 Feb, 2016

What to Pack for your first Winter Backcountry Hut Trip

Ok, so you are headed out on your first winter backcountry hut trip...but you aren't sure what bring or how to stay comfortable in winter temps. This detailed packing list will help you prepare so you bring exactly what you need.

16 Feb, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Guest contributor Melissa Schulze is a rockstar mom who has her 5 year old backpacking and tackling mountains. In this post she shares how to have a blast with your kids on the trail and help them build confidence with her 10 tips for hiking with kids.

11 Jan, 2016

Essential Safety Tips for Hiking with Dogs

Hit the trail with your fury friend...but first make sure you know how to keep your dog safe and comfortable. Here's some important factors to consider and tips for hiking and adventuring with your number one mutt.

26 Oct, 2015

6 Reasons to Cook One-Pot Camping Meals + 6 Delicious Recipes

Dan-dan noodles ... paella ... coconut red lentil stew?!? Mmmmm. Simplify your camp kitchen and minimize cleanup with these easy one-pot camping meals shared by my friends from the cooking blog Fresh Off The Grid.

28 Sep, 2015


Don't let your fear of being dirty keep you inside. Here's my top 13 beauty tips, tricks, and products to keep you feeling clean, fresh, and pretty on your outdoor adventures.

10 Sep, 2015

What to Wear Hiking

Not sure what to wear hiking? Learn how to dress for function and comfort on the trail with this detailed hiking apparel guide.

25 Aug, 2015

Back to the Basics: Hiking 101 Tips for Beginners

Just getting your feet wet with hiking? Here's some essential hiking 101 tips for beginners to help you hit the trail with confidence - from hydration to the gear you do & don't need to how to pick a trail.

6 Aug, 2015

Backcountry Bartender: Delicious & Easy Backpacking Cocktail Recipes

Sometimes you want a little nightcap on the trail. Here's my three favorite super easy and lightweight backpacking cocktail recipes that can help spice up your next night under the stars.

6 Jul, 2015

Beginner Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tips

Stand up paddle boarding may just be my new favorite outdoor activity. Not only do you get a healthy dose of Vitamin D and get to be out of the water, it’s also a great form of exercise for toning up those abs. And now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to give it a try.

26 May, 2015

How to Prepare for your First Fourteener

This week I'm excited to share this guest post by Ben and Jenna Thomas - Colorado natives, photographers, and authors of international travel

18 May, 2015

How to Choose the Best Sleeping Pad for Backpacking

Since I first started backpacking about 10 years ago, I’ve only owned one sleeping pad. The Therm-a-Rest ProLite. When I

4 Mar, 2015

What to Wear Skiing: A Beginner’s Guide

What to Wear Skiing: A Beginner's Guide This winter I set a goal for myself to get back on skis.