How to find a shamrock, Menasha Ridge Press

How to Search for a Shamrock

St. Patrick's Day is conveniently falling on a Saturday this year. To some, that may mean an entire day of pretending to be Irish and enjoying a lot of Guinness. To the outdoor community, it should mean an entire day in the wilderness doing one very important...

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The Importance of Outdoor Book Clubs

Like all things that come full circle, book clubs are making a comeback. Or maybe they never actually left, but they're definitely becoming "cool" again for an audience broader than Oprah's Book Club for your mom and her friends. Emma Watson has Our Shared Shelf. Mindy...

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Best Trails in Phoenix for Beginner Hikers

The City of Phoenix spans a staggering 517 square miles and houses more than 1.5 million people, making it the fifth-largest city in the United States. Within its boundaries, Phoenix has three major mountain preserves where dozens of trails cater to the daily exerciser or...

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Valentine's Day, non-sappy Valentine's Day gifts

Last-Minute, Not-Sappy Valentine’s Day Gifts

Hello, 11th hour shoppers. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Maybe you're a procrastinator. Maybe it snuck up on you. Maybe you didn't realize you were going to celebrate. Maybe you're like us and have more important things to worry about, like what mountains to summit and...

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Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

Top Takeaways from Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

It's been about a week 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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SIA, On-Snow Demo, Outdoor Retailer, Copper Mountain, Sno-Go

Rambling Thoughts from a Novice Skier

I had the opportunity to go to the SIA On-Snow Demo at Copper Mountain after Outdoor Retailer. Spending time at one of Colorado's coolest ski resorts with some of the snow industry's coolest brands after a week inside Colorado Convention Center? Sign me up! The only...

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