Mount Shasta skiing

Epic Summer Skiing on Mount Shasta

Few things excite a ski bum more than being able to play in the powder all 12 months of the year. And thanks to a banner snowfall year, Mount Shasta has almost* been able to deliver year-round skiing. *Ski season on Mount Shasta is officially over....

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Appalachian Trail

A Mountain, A Beer, and a Big Birthday

One of our favorite long trails is turning the big 8-0 this month. In honor of this momentous occasion, we asked one of our favorite Appalachian Trail authors, Lafe Low of Best Hikes on the Appalachian Trail: New England, to pen a birthday post. So the Appalachian...

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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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Two Perfect Summer Day Hikes on the SoCal PCT

Few people aspire to hike the PCT in Southern California in summer. Thru-hikers are long gone, focused on snow-melt in the Sierras and reaching Canada by September. Wildfire season is settling in, causing trails—and the roads leading to them—to close at a moment’s notice. And it’s...

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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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