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Tips For Finding a Good Campsite on the PCT

The “Wild” effect is in full swing. Popularity has surged on the Pacific Crest Trail over the past few years and the trend seems like it will continue invariably into the future. There is now a permit process dictating start…

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Mentally Preparing For A Thru Hike

“Why not?” “I’ve been backpacking a few times.” “I could use some time to get away from it all.” Your laptop awakens and you open a search browser. A few keystrokes later, you find yourself inundated with information on thru…

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7 Reasons to Take a Mountaineering Course

Every mountain town has views of  breathtaking ridgelines. Boulder has the Flatirons. Seattle has the Cascades. Salt Lake City has the Wasatch Range. The list goes on. While gazing out at these majestic peaks, the same thought slowly creeps into…

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The Results of Resting Better

Sometimes the idea of the rugged mountains and roughing it in the great outdoors prime our minds to think of the outdoors as this uncomfortable and rough. There’s almost an air of purity to suffering while we are out enjoying…

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To the Warmth Degree

In the backcountry, every single element adds up. Every gram. Every calorie. Every inch. Every decision. All of these elements are multiplied during the winter. In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Beta, contributor Bethany Hughes gives us a few decision points…

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Ditch the Hotels and Snow Camp This Season

The mountains are swaddled in curtains of glittering white powder, chair lifts eek to life at ski resorts around the country, and your puffy coat hangs at the front of your gear closet. At the end of a long day…

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Snow Camping Basics

Camping in the snow can be a little intimidating, but with a little preparation and a few pro tips, a winter’s night outside may be your new favorite adventure. Kyle Miller provides 8 tip for snow camping basics to enjoy winter’s beauty.

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