A Fresh Look at the Pacific Crest Trail

For decades the Wilderness Press Pacific Crest Trail guidebooks have been helping hikers navigate the PCT, and this year we’re releasing fully updated full-color guidebooks. Not only are these books beautiful, but they are also super detailed and handy to have. They are for sale...

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3 Fun Highlights from National Park Week 2020

Last week was National Park Week 2020. It was amazing to see the outdoors community come alive and celebrate our National Park System. There was so much to do and see and say. The NPS even created virtual badges one could earn via Twitter or...

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Bikers Celebrate Trails from Home and Online

One of the highlights every spring is the ceremonial opening of all the Rail Trails across the country. This year, things are certainly a little different, aren't they? Here at Wilderness Press we hope you are safe at home and able to practice smart social...

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National Walking Day

It’s National Walking Day 2020

Today is National Walking Day (usually the first Wednesday of April) and despite everything going on in the world, we should all still get outside and take a walk. Just be really responsible and careful. Social distancing is a good idea whether you're inside or...

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Choose to #OptOutside this year

REI kicked off OptOutside and clean up efforts a few years ago and this year we are once again locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shuttering our online shopping cart encourage everyone to get outside. There is much to be thankful for the season....

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Walking Queens, Adrienne Onofri

How To Be a Tourist in Your Own City

While "staycation" may not be a buzzword anymore, it's still the cool thing to do. We don't always want to go away and sleep in a questionable bed with unknown water pressure and watery coffee. Plus, let's be real—it's expensive! We ain't got that kind...

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy, American Hiking Society, First Descents, Nature Conservancy, Parks 4 Kids, last minute outdoor gift ideas

Give the Gift of The Outdoors

It's December 22nd. Three days before Hanukkah and Christmas. You still haven't finished shopping for gifts for your loved ones. Maybe you're a procrastinator (I know I am). Maybe you've been in bed with the flu. Or maybe you just don't know what to buy. Luckily,...

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National Parks Ban on Fixed Anchors Now Lifted

After nearly 15 years of being banned, the National Park Service is now finally allowing use of fixed anchors on federally-managed, designated climbing routes within park confines. This is good news for all you climbing junkies out there heading to the monumental parks' peaks this...

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Out for a Stroll, With Menus in Mind

As Walk Score has pointed out, many of our country's major cities are becoming more walkable, and thus, more sustainable. It's becoming more popular to ditch the car and walk to the grocery, dining, shopping, and other errands. Here, we will share with you some fantastic...

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If You Love Trails More than Treadmills

Don't miss out on this year's Nature's Gym Fun Days across the country! REI and Merrell have teamed up to celebrate getting fit in the outdoors, as opposed to a stinky gym. There are still seven events left on REI's calendar, which you can check out here. Events include fun things like group...

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