Archives for July 2013

Icebreaker Teton Zip Softshell Jacket Review

The Icebreaker Teton Zip is hands-down the best softshell jacket I’ve ever owned or used. Water resistant, epically comfortable, merino wool interior… This baby is perfect for any outdoor activity. I’ve used it hiking, camping, backpacking and rock climbing and can’t wait to use it skiing! Watch the video review below for the full review! […]

EcoVessel Tritan Water Bottle Filter

The EcoVessel Tritan is what happens when water bottles and water filters mate: You get a water bottle filter. The Tritan makes your water filtering life so much easier. Instead of pumping or stirring with a SteriPen, you just fill the water bottle up and drink. That simple. Unfortunately, while a great concept and overall […]

Two Historic Lodges Reopen for Public in Glacier!

Exciting news for Glacier National Park visitors: two historic buildings in the Lake McDonald Lodge area have been rehabilitated and opened to the public, providing even more gorgeous accommodations for folks looking to pay a visit. They are: Cobb House Snyder Hall Both buildings were first constructed in the 1910’s and used for everything from […]

Weekend Warrior Wednesday – July 24th, 2013

Warriors, unite! This week we look to the skies for our fellow Weekend Warrior spider-men and -women who get their kicks by climbing sky high. And there’s one who has even more fun on the way down! Don’t let the heat of the summertime get you down, Warriors. There are plenty of cool places to […]

Black Bear Euthanized in Glacier National Park After 2 Weeks of Aggressive Behavior

After 2 weeks of inquisitive and aggressive behavior in the Fish Creek Campground, a Black Bear was euthanized by Glacier National Park rangers. This is quite the contrast to officials in Yellowstone euthanizing a black bear after 24 hours of aggressive behavior in the campground. Here’s the official word from Park Rangers in Glacier: (The […]

Highlights of Mountain Hardwear's 2014 Line of Tents & Sleeping Bags

Every year, we wonder if the outdoor gear we spend all our hard-earned money on can possibly get any better. Many seasons just give us the same old models with very minor upgrades, and those are usually just cosmetic. Next year, however, is different. We get to witness a dramatic spike in tent evolution with […]

Weekend Warrior Wednesday – July 17th, 2013

Warriors, unite! This week I’m writing from the island of Kauai, which is far more gorgeous than you’d ever think possible! I’m hiking Sleeping Giant and riding the waves at Polihale state beach. It’s spectacular, gang! In honor of my trip, I wanted to give today’s Weekend Warrior post a Hawaiian theme, to see what […]

Track Wildlife Sightings On Your Phone Using GLANCE

It may seem like a highly specialized app for highly specialized people at first, but Glance is a piece of software that everyone can have a great time with. Dreamed up by the creative folks at Green Heron Works, Glance is the answer to many scientists’, students’, organizations’, and plain-old nature lovers’ questions of how […]

Mosquitoes Beware: Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Takes No Prisoners!

Are you a fan of ticks and mosquitoes, and all the horrific diseases they’re capable of transmitting? Didn’t think so. Now’s the season to declare war against those summertime pests. Sprays, salves, creams and candles will soon be flying off the shelves and into the hands of Weekend Warriors who want to protect themselves against nasty […]

Weekend Warrior Wednesday – July 10th

Warriors, unite! This past weekend, those of us stateside celebrated Independence Day. Most Americans were content with just throwing dogs on the barbecue and taking in fireworks. But us Weekend Warriors took advantage of the holiday to soak up rays, strap on our gear, and attack trails and mountainsides. And we weren’t the only ones. […]