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Depending on the context, mountain lions (also referred to as cougars) are scary. Their behavior can run the spectrum from benign to truly dangerous, and they live all over the country. Opportunist hunters, they are smart and strong enough to catch prey as large as adult humans. There have been several news stories of close …

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With each new invention in the digital age, consumers are more connected to their technology than ever, but what happens when you need your device charged in the middle of nowhere?  Hand crank chargers have been around for quite some time but now, they are more accessible than ever, and can even be used to …

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If you are heading into the backcountry for the first time, or if you just need some new recipe ideas, we have compiled this comprehensive backpacking food guide to service both the beginner and experienced backpacker. We really do not want you to take too much stuff into the wilderness. It sucks when you get …

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If you are out In the backcountry and keeping your pack weight light, it’s impossible to bring a perishable food like milk along for the journey. So, what’s the next best thing? Bring a form of powdered milk that can be re-hydrated and still give you that taste of home. Below we’ll be discussing everything …

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Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is home to some of Colorado’s best climbing. With a rich history of climbing and mountaineering, the park offers iconic alpine peaks to summit such as the face of Longs Peak, “The Diamond.” From pristine boulders to high peaks, the park is a destination for all climbers. A Few Things …

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The Rocky Mountains of Colorado continue to impress with their beauty and abundant activities, but they are also full of Hot Springs! Near Steamboat Springs, CO, lies a hot springs park tucked away in Routt National Forest, called Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs. At just over 15 minutes away from Steamboat Springs, this little getaway …

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Coyotes, especially for those in suburban and exurban areas, are an increasing presence that recreationalists need to take into account. Having had a serious mountain lion encounter recently, I can attest to the fact that big dogs and cats can engage in predation behavior more often than we would like to think. Enjoying the trails …

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If you are on a budget and looking for a cheap ski resort in Colorado, then look no further. Colorado offers an amazing assortment of ski and snowboard resorts at an affordable price. Whether you like the small mountain feel with endless runs and big views, or the hustle and bustle of ski village life, …

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