April 21, 2017
The Complete Sangre De Cristo Weekend Camping Guide premium
The 8,000-square-mile San Luis Valley sits at super-high elevation, as desert climates go—the average elevation is more than 7,600 feet above sea level. It’s bordered on all sides by mountains, none more majestic than the rugged Sangre de Cristo Range, the farther south subrange of the Rockies. The Sangres contain a number of so-called Fourteeners, […]
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April 19, 2017
A Guide to Dispersed Camping in the Mountain West premium
A loud bugling throws my eyes open. I’m curled up in the back of my car, zipped tight into my sleeping bag. The windows have frosted over a little bit in the cold. The night before, I’d sped south from Yellowstone in search of some place to sleep before heading to Grand Teton National Park […]
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April 19, 2017
A Local’s Guide to an Adventurous Spring in Lake Tahoe premium
Spring in Lake Tahoe is a sacred time of year, one that's revered by locals. The characteristic slowdown in activity known as the shoulder season between winter and summer means left-hand turns in town are exponentially easier to make and ski runs are nearly deserted. Any eerie feelings of abandoned civilization you might have driving through […]
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April 19, 2017
Hit the Trail: The Best Spring Hikes in Portland premium
Your calendar isn't lying: Spring really is just around the corner. The time has already changed, bringing with it another hour of sunshine—and plenty of opportunities and excuses to get outside. Wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife all await on the myriad trails that beckon this time of year. Some of the area's higher-elevation hikes may still be […]
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April 19, 2017
Spring in Jackson Hole: Adventures Before Summer Crowds Arrive premium
In just a few weeks, Jackson will be packed with the three million plus visitors who head through town each summer. Before Memorial Day weekend hits and people start swarming into town, take full advantage of the spring shoulder season. Mid-to-late May often brings with it gorgeous weather, and there's plenty to do during spring in Jackson […]
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April 19, 2017
6 Underrated National Parks and Monuments in the West premium
There's a reason National Parks are called America’s best idea. Setting aside vast expanses of pristine land for timeless preservation provides a refuge for millions of Americans to experience the outdoors and press the reset buttons on their busy lives. So many people are now flocking to the National Parks that 2015 saw a whopping […]
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