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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Cell phone coverage along the PCT

Most hikers look forward to unplugging on the trail. But there are times, especially on a thru hike or long backpacking trip, that seeing a bar or two pop up in a remote area is a welcome surprise. It means we can call home and...

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

Trips in 2017 to Feed Your Wanderlust

Happy 2017, fellow adventurers! Can we all agree to take a collective sigh of relief and vow to make this year better than the last? Breathe in the mountain air, breathe out the doldrums of 2016. If you haven’t already started, now is a great time...

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Mt. Humphreys, Arizona National Scenic Trail, AZT, bucket list trips

The History of the Arizona Scenic Trail

The Arizona Trail (AZT), one of only 11 official National Scenic Trails in the country, is an 800-plus-mile stretch, spanning north-south from the US-Mexico border to Utah. Along the way, a diverse population of hikers, backpackers, cyclists, trail runners, trail builders, nature enthusiasts, cross-country skiers,...

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy, American Hiking Society, First Descents, Nature Conservancy, Parks 4 Kids, last minute outdoor gift ideas

Give the Gift of The Outdoors

It's December 22nd. Three days before Hanukkah and Christmas. You still haven't finished shopping for gifts for your loved ones. Maybe you're a procrastinator (I know I am). Maybe you've been in bed with the flu. Or maybe you just don't know what to buy. Luckily,...

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PCT, Sierra hiking, Laura Randall, Pacific Crest Trail guidebook

Tips for 2017 PCT Hikers to Complete Section A

The first 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail are often a heady mix of desert views, strong winds, rattlesnakes, long stretches without water, and free apple pie. As you start to plan your 2017 PCT hike, here are a few things to anticipate along Section...

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#OptOutside, REI, Wilderness Press #OptOutside,

Spending Thanksgiving on the Trails

Last week, we shared how Wilderness Press will #OptOutside on Black Friday by shutting down our website for the day while we all spend time outdoors. We invited our authors to join us, REI, and other industry leaders and were met with a resounding "YES!" Here are...

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One Best Hike Mount Whitney, Lizzy Wenk, Mount Whitney, Mount Whitney summit, planning your Mount Whitney hike

Best Time of Year to Bag a Mount Whitney Summit

2017 sounds like a great year to cross "summiting Mount Whitney" off your bucket list. And since you probably want to maximize your chances of summiting, you have to time your trip just right. In the Sierra Nevada, the absolute best conditions generally exist during July and...

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