a strong current flows over Shoshone Falls in Idaho

The Road to Adventure Series: Driving Salt Lake to Seattle Pt 1

The Road to AdventureJanese Bryant
So many people think this is a long boring drive, but this edition of our Road to Adventure series will show you just how much more there is to see...
a strong current flows over Shoshone Falls in Idaho

The Road to Adventure Series: Driving Salt Lake to Seattle Pt 1

The Road to AdventureJanese Bryant
So many people think this is a long boring drive, but this edition of our Road to Adventure series will show you just how much more there is to see...
woman standing atop a mountain peak

7 Things You Should Know Before Picking Your First Hiking Pack

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
Hiking is the perfect activity to introduce yourself to the great outdoors. One of the biggest mistakes that beginner hikers tend to make is settin...
The Best Outdoor Adventures of the Northwest

The Best Outdoor Adventures of the Northwest

Adventure SpotsJanese Bryant
When I try to think about the outdoor activities I can do in the Pacific Northwest, the list seems never-ending. With stunning national parks, hidd...
Low angle shot of hundreds of American flags posted in the grass with a blue sky in the background

The Benefits of Buying American Made

AmericanaTim Shiffer
We all know the term “Made in the USA”, but what does it really mean? Here are some benefits of buying American Made products.
Must-Have Gear for Every Outdoor Adventure

Must-Have Gear for Every Outdoor Adventure

Gear GuidesTim Shiffer
Every good adventure starts with the right preparation. Whether you’re planning a hiking expedition, camping trip, or beach day, having the right g...
3 Sunnies Perfect for Summer Hangs

3 Sunnies Perfect for Summer Hangs

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
When Advanced Primate asked my opinion on the best sunglasses for summer, coming from Reno where I swear it’s always sunny, I hopped right on board. Here are 3 of my favorite black rimmed sunnies, set for hopefully a super social summer. I hope you’re all staying safe.
New Year's Resolution: How You Can Make an Impact in 2020

New Year's Resolution: How You Can Make an Impact in 2020

InspirationJanese Bryant

Ah the new year. --Screeeeeeech! Covid happened! Nobody saw that coming. Doesn't matter, this blog still applies.-- A time for reflecting upon the events of the past and looking forward to a future full of exciting new adventures. It’s also a time for making something known as a New Year’s resolution.

The Wickedest Town in the West

The Wickedest Town in the West

Adventure SpotsJanese Bryant
As you pull off I-17 toward Cottonwood and Jerome, the road is flat and empty but inexplicably includes 8-10 roundabouts that go nowhere.
man leaning on his craft table over a backpack

Meet the Maker: Gabe from Alpin Mountain Co.

Meet the MakerTim Shiffer
We recently caught up with Gabriel (Gabe) Young, founder of Alpin Mountain Co., a super-fresh, outdoor first, urban-ready backpack company on a sunny afternoon in Truckee, California.
Adventures In Between: 4 of Our Favorite Western Hikes

Adventures In Between: 4 of Our Favorite Western Hikes

Adventure SpotsJanese Bryant
I love testing my own personal limits in as many amazing places as I can. Unfortunately not many have the time or financial resources to be constan...
a bottle of water with no label sitting in a clean environment

700,000 People: Water Positive, Carbon Neutral, and Zero Waste?

SustainabilityTim Shiffer
I’m certainly not an eco-queen as anyone who knows the cars I prefer would attest, but I might be the recycling princess of my neighborhood. Recycl...
Step One of the Minimalist Transformation: Your Wallet

Step One of the Minimalist Transformation: Your Wallet

Gear GuidesChris Caban
Remember the first time you saw cargo shorts? The style was genius. Going way beyond the concept of a traditional four pocket layout by adding larg...
a colorful desert cliff in Sedona Arizona

Everything in Arizona is Out to Kill You

Adventure SpotsTim Shiffer
In this entry, our Vice President Jan shares a story of the journey that led her to her own personal paradise and the (very) important lessons about survival in the desert that she’s picked up along the way.