how to train for Mount Whitney, Mount Whitney, One Best Hike: Mount Whitney

How to Train for Mount Whitney

You have decided what time of year you want to summit Mount Whitney. You have applied for your permit. You’re growing excited. Now it’s time to start thinking about the task at hand—actually summiting the highest mountain in the Lower 48. Yikes! Hiking 21 miles is...

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Gilmore Girls on the PCT, Laura Randall, Wilderness Press, The Pacific Crest Trail Guide

A Gilmore Girl Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail?

This summer’s Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls held a plot twist that many didn’t see coming. In the third of four episodes, Lorelei, the hip, pop-culture-loving mom of the popular WB series, announces she’s heading to California to “do Wild” and hike the Pacific Crest...

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Mount Rose summit, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Rim Trail, Wilderness Press 50th anniversary, Tom Winnett

It All Started with a High-Altitude Cocktail Party

Hang onto your party hats and hiking boots—2017 is the 50th anniversary of Wilderness Press! In this digital world full of apps, we are the elusive silver fox of the outdoor publishing world—darting in and out of the trees, climbing mountains, swimming in alpine lakes, and...

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Bend, Mount Whitney, Havasupai, Ozarks, Alaska Highway, trips to take in 2017

How to Snag a Permit for Mount Whitney

The most likely stumbling point during the planning stage is getting a permit to enter the Mount Whitney Zone. Between May 1 and November 1, trailhead quotas are in effect and permits are required for both day hikes and overnight backpacking trips. The catch is that all permits for both...

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Salt Lake City, Greg Witt, Wilderness Press

Behind the Scenes of Outdoor Retailer 2017

The week after Outdoor Retailer is always bittersweet. It’s nice to sit still and sleep in your own bed, but it’s sad to be away from inspiring, like-minded people. And the cool new products. And the parties. And the adoptable puppies. If you followed along with...

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Wilderness Press, Greg Witt, Exploring Havasupai

Visit Wilderness Press at Outdoor Retailer

Greetings from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market! Wilderness Press is excited as always to spend a week playing in the snowy Wasatch Mountains, hanging out with friends, and showing off our newest guidebooks. We will be in booth #32058—in the middle of all the fun in the main...

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How to Make the Most of Your Time at Outdoor Retailer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Outdoor Retailer Winter Market! The Wasatch is covered in a blanket of snow, the attendees are sporting knit hats and plaid shirts, and all the newest winter gear is on display. Whether this will be your first or your fifth...

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