Best parks to watch the solar eclipse, solar eclipse

Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse

Ok, you’ve been bombarded with enough solar eclipse buzz to have sparked your interest, and now you want to experience the excitement for yourself. Fantastic! It’s a little more involved than just stepping outside and craning your head skywards, though. Think of it more as an extended...

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Pacific Crest Trail, day hikes on the PCT, Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington, Wilderness Press

Why Day Hiking the PCT is Better

Ah, the Pacific Crest Trail. Maybe you’ve heard of it before? Also pronounced “Pee See Tee?” It’s the world-renowned long trail. And by long trail, we mean that you are supposed to hike the whole long thing in one shot. It’s 2,650 miles of muscular, tanned, stinky thru-hikers....

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Salt Lake City, Outdoor Retailer, #ORshow, Wilderness Press

Dear Salt Lake City, A Love Letter

Dear Salt Lake City, Thank you. Thank you for generously hosting Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Market for the past 22 years. Thank you for your overwhelming kindness and generosity. Thank you for embracing the outdoor industry and making us feel at home. Thank you for putting...

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Salt Lake City, Outdoor Retailer, #ORshow, Wilderness Press

Outdoor Retailer – A Week of Photos

It's already a week after #ORshow and we're still trying to catch up on sleep and sort through business cards and edit photos and process all the awesomesauce we saw. Probably sounds familiar, right? It was good. It was sad. It was frustrating. It was...

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Outdoor-Retailer-Summer-Market, Wilderness Press

Things You Must Do at Outdoor Retailer

Tomorrow begins another Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. And this isn't just any #ORshow, it'll be all about saving our public lands and outdoor advocacy. From parties to peaceful protests, here's a daily breakdown of can't-miss events this week. Day Zero Demo Experience - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m....

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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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