What to Do if Snow is Ruining Your Summer Plans

The snow is stubborn this year—it's caused race cancellations (Hardrock 100), caused lots of PCT thru-hikers to choose to hike SOBO, and kept many trails closed. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing! More snow means less wildfire threat, less drought threat, and more time for...

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Do I Summit That Mountain? Tips on Weather

Once summer comes, we get the itch to summit mountains. All the mountains. We make a checklist of 14ers (and 13ers, and basically anything with a summit) at the beginning of the season, then methodically check them off as the weeks progress. Unfortunately, peak-bagging season...

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Backpacking the Elkhorn Crest Trail in Oregon

We are all about finding lesser-known trails in the backcountry. So that's why the Elkhorn Crest Trail in Oregon is high on our to-hike like this summer. With views, granite peaks, cirque lakes, mountain goats, and generally excellent mountain scenery, we're unsure why the Elkhorn...

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The Best Run We’ve Ever Had. Ever.

Take a group of dogs out of an animal shelter, add in some very excited runners, sprinkle it with some great new products, and you get the best event I have ever attended at Outdoor Retailer and the best run I have ever had. Ruffwear partnered...

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The Summer of Adventure

Welcome to our Summer of Adventure! We're trying something new to welcome in our favorite season. We have partnered with Humble Bundle to bring you the Summer of Adventure Bundle—25 ebooks on a variety of topics—astronomy, outdoor skills, adventure stories, and travel—to help guide you through...

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How to Have a Successful Outdoor Retailer Show

Ah, the Monday after another successful Outdoor Retailer. We're sitting clutching our new Outdoor Industry Association thermos full of coffee and sifting through mountains of email and reflecting on another great show. If you have never attended Outdoor Retailer, it appears to be an endless amount...

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The Ultimate Bay Area Ridge Trail Hike

Earlier this week we shared tips about how to plan a self-supported adventure. And nowhere is better or more convenient for a day outdoors than a long, scenic, well-marked trail. There's one trail in particular we're partial to this summer—the 375-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail....

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