A Love Letter to Salt Lake City

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 putting up with our hoards of outdoor geeks in our trucker hats and...

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Summits to Bag in Salt Lake City

The Wasatch Mountains tower over Salt Lake City, beckoning those of us who attend Outdoor Retailer to come hike and ski for the past two decades. They’re rugged and spectacular and offer a reprieve from the busyness that exists inside Salt Palace. With this being the...

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John Muir Trail, section hiking the JMT

Day and Section Hiking on the John Muir Trail

Declared as one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Thousands of...

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Best Tent Camping: Montana, camping in Montana

Best Campgrounds in Montana for Families

While Montana has maybe 1 million people, you’d never guess it by visiting one of the state’s national parks in the middle of summer tourist season. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park are mesmerizing and definitely worth a visit, but the exceptional scenery doesn’t stop outside...

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Why You Need to Drive the Alaska Highway

Ask any tourist you meet on the streets of Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks why he or she came to Alaska, and the answer isn’t to see the city you’re standing in. The response usually starts out firmly with words such as “glaciers,” “mountains,” “grizzlies,” “whales,”...

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Visit Menasha Ridge Press at Outdoor Retailer

Greetings from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market! Menasha Ridge Press is excited as always to spend a week playing in the snowy Wasatch Mountains, hanging out with friends, and showing off our newest guidebooks. We will be in booth #32058—in the middle of all the fun in the...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Seattle

Five Must-Do Fall Hikes in Seattle

Some may think it’s hard to find signs of fall in Seattle. The towering pines, while pretty and representative of the PNW, don’t exactly find themselves the stars of fall foliage photos. However, if you know where to look, the vibrant yellow and orange leaves of fall...

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Tunnel Falls, Punchbowl Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Portland, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland, Paul Gerald, hiking in Portland, PNW waterfalls

Hiking Tunnel Falls

The Columbia River Gorge just outside of Portland, Oregon, is known for its fairy tale-like trails and countless waterfalls. In photos, it's picturesque. In person, it's unbelievable. While living in the #YourLead van this past summer, Heidi and I made it a priority to add Tunnel...

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