Outdoor Retailer

Reminiscing About Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

It’s been about a month since we returned from Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, which seems to be the sweet spot between unpacking and decompressing from the show, and missing all the friends/food/parties/panels and starting to count down the days until Summer Market. As expected, being...

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6 weeks of winter

What 6 More Weeks of Winter Really Means

That clairvoyant groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow at the beginning of February, bestowing 6 more weeks of winter on us all. But what has that meant for us, anyway? How does it actually affect our everyday lives, if at all? We took these questions to...

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Afoot & Afield: Inland Empire, Backpacking in the Inland Empire

Best Overnight Hikes in the Inland Empire

We smell another long weekend ahead! Well, maybe we smell the fresh air and smoky campfire and sizzling backcountry bacon. Which all smells like long weekends! The Inland Empire in Southern California is home to California's best and most diverse hiking south of the Sierra Nevada....

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Sex in a Tent, Valentine's Day

How to Make Camping Sexy

Oh my, it's Valentine's Day once again. The day where we all either bend over backwards to show our love for our partner, companionably heckle "those couples" with our partner while sitting on the couch in sweats eating leftovers, or dive headfirst into a pint...

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Anza-Borrego Desert Region, driving in the desert

How to Drive in the Anza-Borrego Desert Region

At first glance, the Anza-Borrego Desert Region can seem like a barren stretch of land, boring in comparison to the oceanside trails of San Diego or the lung-searing hikes in the Sierra. But these 1 million acres are home to endless recreational activities in California's...

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PCT permit, Jordan Summers, Laura Randall, Wilderness Press, Pacific Crest Trail guide

How to Apply for a 2018 PCT Permit

You had a recent epiphany. Some may call it a life crisis, but we get you—we'll call it an epiphany. You want to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Class of 2018. As in, a few short months from now. Maybe it's the promise of a new...

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Walking Brooklyn, Adrienne Onofri, non-hipster guide to Brooklyn

The Non-Hipster Guide to Brooklyn

Quick! Do a word association with Brooklyn. Hipster. Expensive. New York City. Millennial. Avocado toast. Hipster. Coffee shops. Bridge. Hipster. For those of you who want to experience more of the borough than fancy drinks and cool kids in thick-rimmed glasses, put on some arch-supporting shoes...

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