Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Menasha Ridge Press

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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The John Muir Trail: A Few Steps in Paradise

Earlier this summer, we shared how Jim Warnock, author of our upcoming guide, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, packed for his John Muir Trail thru-hike. 21 days and 210 miles later, Jim has completed the journey. Follow along as he tells the story: Beginnings: We began our 21 days on the trail from Tuolumne...

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Mount Rose, Mount Rose Summit trailhead, Lake Tahoe, Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe, Jordan Summers

Summiting Mount Rose

There is nothing like the exhilaration of bagging a peak, whether it's your first time or your hundredth time: crating your neck to catch a glimpse of your destination, winding your way up countless switchbacks, finding yourself breathless at the summit from both the views...

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What to Pack for the John Muir Trail

Jim Warnock, author of the upcoming Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, will embark on one of the most scenic thru-hikes in America, the John Muir Trail. Packing for 20 days requires a lot of time, preparation, and thought. Here's how Jim chose what to bring with him. There...

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Spring Hikes San Diego, California Hiking and Riding Trail, Stelzer Park, Guy Fleming Trail, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Palomar Mountain

Five Best Spring Hikes in San Diego

With warm breezes, blooming wildflowers, and sunshine on your face, spring is a great time to explore the scenic trails surrounding San Diego. These five hikes from the new 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Diego by Sheri McGregor will take you on a wildflower tour...

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Verdugo Mountains, Deukmejian Wilderness Park, Los Angeles, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles, Laura Randall, hikes near Los Angeles

Last-Minute Los Angeles Hikes for Busy People

To celebrate the release of her new book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles, author Laura Randall shared three hikes near downtown LA. For those of you not living in California, look for hikes close to your own cities! On a recent Saturday morning, I...

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Feeding Your Mind and Body on Vacation

It’s prime vacation season, and with that comes the joys and challenges of deciding how exactly to spend all that leisure time. Some people want their vacations to be all about infinity pools, umbrella-topped drinks, and large costumed characters. Others prefer to scale a mountain or...

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The Oregon Coast Range: A Rails-to-Trails Paradise

The Oregon Coast Range (often referred to simply as the Coast Range) is mountain range spanning approximately 200 miles north-south from the Oregon-Washington border in the north to the coastal city of Bandon, OR (where the Coquille River drains into the Pacific) in the south. These...

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