Archives for June 2013

S'Mores Campfire Kit: Traditional Desserts with a Healthy, Modern Twist

What’s a camping trip without s’mores? I’ll tell you: not a very memorable one. The creative folks at DreamDreamDream, a Portland-based institute of inventors, agree. Their latest project is the S’mores Campfire Kit and it’s just as magical as it sounds. The S’Mores Campfire Kit provides you with everything you need to enjoy the delicious […]

Weekend Warrior Wednesday – June 26th

Weekend Warriors, unite! This is the first post I’m doing like this. Basically, every Wednesday I’ll scan the globe, finding the best photos of Weekend Warriors and posting them here for us all to drool over. Summer is finally here, and you know what that means: we start making our daydreams of going on outdoor […]

Going-to-the-Sun Road Opens Early in 2013

June has been an exciting month for the folks at Glacier National Park. On the 22nd, they celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Glacier Park Lodge–which is just amazing. And the day before that, on the 21st, they were able to announce that all 53 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road were open to the public. […]

REI Revamps Return Policy: No More Forever Returns

Did you buy a pair of hiking boots 3 years ago and the sole has finally worn down? Well, if you bought it from REI, you could return it, even if the boot saw a full, loving and exciting life. Seem a little absurd? I agree. And apparently, so does REI. As of June 4th, […]

'Gateway to Glacier' Bike Route Coming Soon

A group of dedicated Montanans is about to make their dream come true: a paved bike route from Coram to West Glacier. The Gateway to Glacier Trail project was conceived three years ago and is very near to reaching its fundraising goal. When the community-led organization gets their money, they’ll be able to start construction […]

Is the UltraPod Go by Pedco the Ultimate Tripod for Outdoor Junkies?

Snapping that perfect photo while trekking around the Rockies is impossible without the right equipment. The UltraPod GO mobile tripod from Pedco is definitely the right equipment. It’s a super portable, easy-to-use, awesomely versatile accessory that’ll ensure you get the shot of your dreams, no matter what you’re aiming at. The UltraPod GO has the […]

Safety Tips for Hiking & Camping During Fire Season

It’s been HOT in Colorado these past few weeks. There’s a statewide fire ban, the mountains in Rocky Mountain Park are still aflame, while fires near Colorado Springs are destroying homes–again. Once again, fires are causing trouble, clogging lungs and bringing added danger to outdoor enthusiasts (like this climber), even as they flock to this […]

Top 10 Father's Day Gifts for Outdoor Dads All Under $100

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so if you haven’t gotten your dad a gift, now’s the time! For dads who love the outdoors, Father’s Day is the best day of the year! You can get epic outdoor gadgets and tools for super cheap, and it’s just in time for summer! Don’t worry if […]

Big Meadows Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park Grows to 400 Acres

In as little as 24 hours, the Big Meadows Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park has grown to 400 acres. Colorado has quickly become a timber box with oppressive heat, strong winds, extremely dry weather and pine beetle killed evergreens. This is sadly becoming a familiar story as last year Colorado was ablaze from Fort Collins down […]

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: How to Go the Bathroom in the Woods

If you’re in nature & nature calls, whip out toilet paper, a trowel and start digging! Seriously. When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. That’s true wherever you are. Whether out for just a day or on a multi-day hike covering miles and miles of mountainside or forested trail, you’ve got to know […]