Category Archive: In the News

Nature Dictates how Climbers approach Everest Summit


This climbing season much has been made about the lack of snow and ice on Mount Everest. With warmer temperatures, traditional routes that lead climbers up sheer walls of ice have been abandoned for new routes which take climbers up perilous rock pitches. A whole new set of dangers is awaiting would-be Everest climbers – …

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Consider Durango Colorado for your Summer Trip

Source: GoDurango

SOURCE: Durango Area Tourism Office Durango Colorado is one of the most beautiful Colorado towns. Nestled in the mountains of the Four Corners Region, Durango is situated in the perfect location between the expansive desert country of the Colorado Plateau and the ragged peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Outdoor activities around the town are plentiful as are …

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Amazing story about Child Climber

Erich Schlegel for The New York Times

By Julie Bosman New York Times News Service | HUECO TANKS STATE PARK AND HISTORIC SITE, Texas – With a concentrated squint, Ashima Shiraishi silently sized up her first rock of the day, a menacing slab of jagged beige boulder 20 feet high, scuffed by white chalk left behind from bigger, older, more experienced climbers. A …

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3 Fun Hikes near Colorado Springs


Garden of the Gods Any list of hikes near Colorado Springs should include at least one jaunt in or near the Garden of the Gods. The park is not to be missed. Viewing the rock formations within the boundaries and it’s easy to understand how the park was bestowed its namesake. There are several trails …

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Age won’t stop this Backpacker

95 year old backpacker Keith Wright

              I love this story. Keith Wright is now 95 years old, and yet he’s ready to set off on another backpacking trip across Europe. Rather than sit at home watching T.V., Mr Wright a World War Two veteran, is spending his time staying in hostels and exploring the …

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Rocky Mountain Beginnings

A new book is hitting the shelves, Rocky Mountain Beginnings. The book is a fictional novel that takes the reader on adventures with the heroine, Lucy Dakota. The book is the first in a series, all revoling around a central character’s mountain climbing exploits. Lucy, a teenager in the first book, encounters various adventures whilst …

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Couple Backpacking across America

Clark and Bowerman backpacking

What an amazing story! Retired couple Karen Clark and Jerry Bowerman like to backpack. So much so that they have decided to backpack across the United States. So far they have trekked nearly 2900 miles, from the Atlantic coast to the the Continental Divide in Colorado. Their transcontinental journey started two years ago in early …

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Five Great Hikes near Boulder Colorado

Fun hikes around boulder

Meyers Homestead (Gulch) Trail This beautiful trail located nine miles southwest of Boulder is a great hiking destination for families. The trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space trail system. If you’re looking for more difficult hikes, those can be found in the vicinity as well. The Meyers trail is a total of …

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Biolite Stove will soon hit the Market

biolite campstove

We’ve used a lot of stoves over the years on backpacking trips. To date our favorite has likely been the Jetboil. However, there is a new stove soon to be released that looks really cool. It’s called the Biolite and it has some unique offerings: Fuel source is twigs, small wood shavings You can charge …

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New Article on Camping with Kids

I recently wrote a new article that focuses on camping with kids. Quite often we’ve been asked our thoughts on when families should start camping, hiking and backpacking with their kids. My article focuses on this topic. Please have a look if you get the chance:

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