Coming Down with A Case of Spring Fever in Oregon

You know those scenes in movies, when the calendar’s pages start peeling off and flying away, first slowly, then faster and faster? That’s how I feel every spring. The weather turns gorgeous, the trails start to clear of snow, people go to the river or...

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How to Plan a Self-Supported Adventure

Guided hikes. Trail races. Mountain bike races. Organized events in the wilderness are wonderful because they add a level of comfort to a long and difficult day—people will be marking your route, checking on you, feeding you food and liquids, and congratulating you at the...

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Memorial Day Weekend plans

How to Make This the Best Memorial Day Weekend Ever

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend. The unofficial start of summer. An opportunity to relax and unwind. A chance to eat lots of ice cream. If you're scrambling for some last-minute ideas for the three-day weekend ahead, here are some easy-to-execute suggestions. Keep your laptop and notebook zipped up...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver, Menasha RIdge Press

5 Reasons Why Guidebooks are Still Cool to Use

We are living in the future. The Jetson age. We have driver-less cars and talk to robots inside our homes and carry powerful computers in our pockets. It's great. It's really great. Only sometimes it's nice to go old-school. Do a throwback to an easier, simpler...

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How to hygge, Norway, Wilderness Press

How to Hygge the Norwegian Way

I spent a week in Norway over the holidays and became well-versed in the art of hygge. Hygge is actually a Danish term (Norwegians call it kos) but both words mean the same thing—creating a mood of coziness and comfort so that you can feel...

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2019 Adventures, Walkabout Northern California

Tips for Planning Adventures in 2019

2019 sounds like a fantastic year to pack full of adventures. It is, after all, the 20th anniversary of when we all partied like it was 1999. So in honor of surviving Y2K all those years ago and today's current issues, you owe it to...

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