Wilderness Press 50th Anniversary, Sierra North, Thomas Winnett, old guidebooks

The Magic of an Old Guidebook

It’s safe to say that bibliophiles appreciate the tactile aspects of reading. The smell of new ink. The satisfying feel of cracking open a new hardcover. The crinkle of pages turning. The sight of a tattered, earmarked, well-loved novel. Now imagine holding in your hands a...

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#ORShow, Outdoor Retailer, Wasatch Mountains, hiking in Utah, Salt Lake City Hikes, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Salt Lake City, Mount Raymond, Gobbler's Knob, City Creek Canyon, Lake Blanche

Top Summits to Bag During Outdoor Retailer

The Wasatch Mountains tower over Salt Lake City, beckoning those of us who attend Outdoor Retailer to come hike and ski for the past two decades. They’re rugged and spectacular and offer a reprieve from the busyness that exists inside Salt Palace. With this being the...

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Why We’re Excited About Outdoor Retailer in Denver

After waiting impatiently for months, the outdoor industry finally learned of our new home for Outdoor Retailer—Denver! Here are all the reasons why we’re stoked to be moving to the Mile-High City. Colorado’s Commitment to the Outdoors Industry—The Colorado outdoors recreation economy generates $28 billion in consumer spending...

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Palomar Mountain, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County, Scott Turner, Barker Valley, California hiking

Must-Do Backpacking Trips at Palomar Mountain

Without a doubt, the rolling high country of Palomar Mountain in California contains San Diego County’s most picture-perfect mountain scenery. Palomar’s uplands, covered with forests of pine, oak, fir, and cedar, and its gentle valleys, laced with sparkling streams, bring to mind landscapes more commonly...

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America the Beautiful, Fourth of July

Celebrating America the Beautiful

Happy (early) Fourth of July! We hope you’ve been enjoying a relaxing long weekend full of friends and barbecue and outdoor adventures and ice cream and fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, if you’re watching a public show, then it’s likely set to the soundtrack of patriotic songs....

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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Washington, PCT, Adrienne Schaefer

Three Day Hikes on the PCT in Washington

July is by far the most popular time to hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington. And for good reason! The weather is great, the meadows show off their vibrant array of wildflowers, and many of the alpine lakes are just getting warm enough to...

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Wilderness Press 50, hiking fashion

Revisiting 50 Years of Hiking Fashion

It’s impossible to keep up with the fashion industry. What’s popular today will become old news tomorrow. This season’s trendy color triggers next season’s gag reflex. It’s not quite the same story for the outdoors world, thankfully. Sure, color palettes change and materials become softer and...

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