Author: Daniell LaFleur

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What is the Best Time of Year to Visit Moab, Utah?

Home to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and an abundance of public land, Moab has become an outdoor sports mecca of the Southwestern United States. Its picturesque and awe-inspiring landscape draws thousands of tourists in every year. Whether you come for the world-class mountain biking trails, to climb the […]

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What Exercises are Good for Rock Climbing?

Rock climbing is a great way to stay active and get outside. The sport is booming right now, and climbing gyms are opening up everywhere, making it accessible and fun to train. I’m sure the first time you went climbing, you noticed how muscles you didn’t even know you used […]

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What is Breckenridge Famous For?

As a Colorado Mountain Town that boasts one of the best ski resorts in America, Breckenridge has certainly become a tourist hot-spot and local favorite. Whether you make an annual pilgrimage or come every weekend to ski/snowboard, Breckenridge will always leave you wanting to stay longer. Its charm is matched […]

What Shoes are Good for Rock Climbing?

Buying rock climbing shoes can be one of the most intimidating moves to make when getting into climbing. Unlike shopping for tennis shoes or hiking boots, comfort is commonly sacrificed for performance. Different shoes are great for different styles of climbing, and if you buy shoes that don’t go well […]

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Four Pass Loop Hiking Trail – Aspen, Colorado

The Four Pass Loop is one of Colorado’s most well known hikes. The Maroon Bells are the backdrop to many photos depicting the Aspen area. This Four Pass Loop will take you through these high peaks and into some of the most otherworldly looking alpine basins for an unforgettable backpacking […]

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Garmin inReach Explorer+ (An In-Depth Review)

We’ve all heard the saying, “hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” Well, having a satellite communicator on you during a trip certainly prepares you for any situation. You no longer need to sacrifice safety to be out of cell-service. Not only can you send out an SOS in […]

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Is Beef Jerky Good for Hiking?

We’ve all had beef Jerky as a snack. But what about a snack on the trail? Now, you may be imagining that bag of processed-looking jerky you can find at the gas station. That kind of jerky probably wouldn’t do too much for you on the trail. But don’t lose […]

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10 of Colorado’s Best Less-Traveled Mountain Towns

When we think of Colorado, some of the first images that come to mind are tucked away little towns lined with cottages backed up against an evergreen forest and mountain-filled background. While this isn’t the case for all of Colorado, it certainly is a reality in this part of the […]

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7 Common Winter Recreation Mistakes

Don’t let winter intimidate you! Winter is a beautiful time to gain a new perspective on your favorite locations and discover new ones. In places such as the Rocky Mountains, snow is a guarantee during the winter. Snow opens a REALLY BIG window of activities you can’t do the rest […]


Pinole – The Perfect Homemade Energy Snack?

If you’re one of the few trail runners that hasn’t read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, you might be wondering what the heck Pinole is and why everyone has been talking about it so much. First off, I highly recommend reading Born to Run. This book isn’t your typical […]