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Destination: Yellowstone premium
Few national parks conjure up the mental images that Yellowstone does. Geysers, grizzlies—it’s a wild place. A wild place we absolutely love for that matter. Below are a few of our favorite outings and spots to explore when in Yellowstone. Artist Point to Sublime Point Artist Point is one of the most popular destinations in […]
September 6, 2017
How to Elevate Your Backpacking and Camping Food Game premium
Food tastes better in the outdoors… we’re pretty sure it’s science. But no matter how delicious your favorite freeze-dried meal is, or how much you swear by tortillas and peanut butter, trying something new never hurts. It’s easy to enhance backcountry meals without much extra effort. Whether you’re car camping, out for a backcountry weekend, […]
Exploring Capitol Reef: What to See and Do in a Short Amount of Time premium
Capitol Reef National Park, also known as “The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow” for its 100-mile majestic ridge protruding from the earth’s crust, is one of Utah’s “Mighty Five” National Parks. If you are looking for Southern Utah beauty with fewer crowds, Capitol Reef is a must-visit. It is located between Moab and Bryce Canyon […]
June 14, 2017
Pro Tips for Hiking with a Hangover (According to a Bartender and a Physician) premium
I haven’t even put my truck into park before Derek swings the door open and jumps out. He post-holes his way through knee-deep snow over to the tree line and doubles over, retching into the pines. The trailhead hurl has become something of a tradition for Derek. The rest of us barely acknowledge it. We’re […]
June 7, 2017
A Visit to Southern Colorado’s UFO Watchtower premium
My body shivers from the strong, cold wind whipping across the desolate valley floor as I stare up at a brilliant and twinkling night sky, waiting. Great Sand Dunes National Park is shrouded in darkness to the southeast while an out-of-place, igloo-shaped building, faintly illuminated by a single green light, glows below as I sit […]
May 30, 2017
How to Bikepack the Colorado Trail premium
  The Basics A technical, rocky, and fog-shrouded summit along the Colorado Trail—expect it all! Richard Forbes   The Colorado Trail (CT) stretches over 486-miles between Denver and Durango and encompasses a landscape home to everything from high elevations and exposed summits, to alpine meadows studded with wildflowers, to dense spruce forests and raging waterfalls. […]
May 25, 2017
10 Music Festival Survival Tips and Tricks premium
Music festivals are among the most fun events happening in today’s culture. No other setting allows you the freedom and opportunity to see multiple bands, meet new and interesting people, have the time of your life. It all happens in an atmosphere that is nothing short of euphoric. Nowadays there is a festival for every […]
May 24, 2017
The Top 12 Swimming Holes in New England premium
The days of hot, sweaty hikes through the White Mountains, swatting at flies in Northern Maine, and filthy backpacking trips through Vermont mud are the adventures (or misadventures) on the agenda. But with every day that the temperature rises, the more and more comfortable it becomes to enjoy New England’s favorite summer respites: swimming holes. […]
March 31, 2017
Spring Destination – Moab Mountain Biking premium
Few places can capture the imagination in quite the same way as Moab, Utah. Just minutes from two national parks—Arches and Canyonlands—the Colorado River, and countless square miles of public land, Moab is surrounded by a vast playground for adventurers of all stripes. In addition to its opportunities for hiking, climbing, and paddling, Moab is […]
February 8, 2017
Built for Two premium
  Valentine’s Date Ideas for Adventure Seekers That time of year is approaching when you must profess your love to your SO with cards, candy & flowers. Kelty is here to help you skip all that and impress your date with some meaningful one-on-one date ideas, with all the cuddling and views you could want […]
November 2, 2016
Digital Detox: How to Get Your Significant Other Off Their Phone premium
It’s a fact of life that technology now plays a role in nearly every part of our day. We check the weather before deciding what to wear, we message people to let them know we’re running late, and we use apps to order food, check our route before driving somewhere, or hail a rideshare to […]
November 2, 2016
5 Surefire Ways to Avoid the Crowds at Grand Canyon National Park premium
To call the Grand Canyon “world famous” is almost an understatement. This mile-deep chasm in America’s Southwest attracts literally millions of people from every corner of the world. On a summer weekend at the South Rim, you are likely to overhear more non-English speakers and English speakers. While it is fantastic that a landmark draws […]