Wilderness Press 50, hiking fashion

Wilderness Press at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

The three-week countdown until Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is on! Pretty soon Menasha Ridge Press will be back in our happy place at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, showing off our newest guidebooks, attending all the meetings and events, and hanging out with our...

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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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Outdoor Retailer, Conservation Alliance, Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Alliance, Together We Are A Force

Loving Our Public Lands at Outdoor Retailer

In one short month, Wilderness Press will once again be heading to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. While we’re stoked, as always, to check out all the latest gear, show off our new guidebooks, and see all our partners and friends, Summer...

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Mount Shasta, climbing Mount Shasta

Do You Have What it Takes to Climb Mount Shasta?

For millennia, Mount Shasta has spoken to people as a place of grandeur and inspiration in almost every imaginable way. It stands in solitary dominance as the most striking mountain in Northern California. Its volume—estimated by various geologists to be between 84 and 120 cubic...

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Walking Washington, D.C., National Trails Day, Barbara Saffir

How Washington, D.C., Celebrated National Trails Day

From all accounts, National Trails Day was a sweeping success! Trails were hiked, friends were made, adventures were had. One particularly unique National Trails Day celebration occurred in Washington, D.C. Barbara Saffir, author of Walking Washington, D.C., hosted an urban hike that traversed bustling sidewalks, skirted a mirrored...

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Walking Philadelphia

Finding Love in a Philadelphia Ale House

The City of Brotherly Love, known for its unique architecture and colorful art murals, not to mention its rich history, is about to get even more interesting. Walking Philadelphia, by award-winning journalist Natalie Pompilio, guides you through the coolest blocks in the city. And since sisterly love is...

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National Trails Day, America Hiking Society

Why We Love National Trails Day

We are sitting even more impatiently this Friday because tomorrow, June 3, is National Trails Day. After months of anticipation and preparation and promoting the Gear Up Get Out campaign in May, it's finally here! The day dedicated to spending time outdoors and sharing our passion...

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Rail-Trails: Iowa and Missouri, Iowa rail-trails, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Navigating the Best Rail-Trails in Iowa

Iowa has a rich railroad history. In 1856, the first trains to ever cross the mighty Mississippi River entered Davenport, Iowa, ushering in a new wave of east-west travel and commerce across the burgeoning nation. Today, Iowa’s residents can remember and celebrate the original railroads with...

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