Best Tent Camping: Illinois, Shawnee National Forest, John Schirle, Menasha Ridge Press

Braving A Hike on Snake Road in Illinois

Snakes.  Slithery, tongue-flicking, inevitably the bad guys in folklore and fantasy. Fascinating creatures to view at the zoo or in the pages of National Geographic, but most of us who enjoy the outdoors would rather avoid sudden encounters with them on the trail. Even when...

Read More
North Carolina Adventure Weeekends, Epic Outdoor Adventures, visiting North Carolina

Five North Carolina Towns Just as Cool as Asheville

Asheville is, no-doubt, an adventure lover’s landing pad. Bisected by the Blue Ridge Parkway and French Broad River, this town has easy access adventure, restaurants for days, and more beer per square inch than the Hofbrauhaus during Oktoberfest. But maybe, just maybe, you’re a tiny...

Read More

Your Guide to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

We are stoked for the start of another Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. And this isn’t just any #ORshow, it’ll be all about saving our public lands and outdoor advocacy. Plus it's the last show in Salt Lake City, so it will be bittersweet and celebratory...

Read More

A Little More Appalachian Trail, Anyone?

During the past couple of years, I have grown quite fond of traveling to Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). It isn’t the easiest place in the world to get to. You either have to drive to and then ferry from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, or fly...

Read More