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Overnight Backpacking at Kelly Lake in Colorado

Kelly Lake, among just about every other alpine lake in Colorado, requires quite the arduous hike. The trail is roughly 7.4 miles in, and another 7.4 miles out. Add in a 2460’ elevation gain, and you’ve got yourself a solid trek ahead of you. If you are looking for a […]

most common backpacking mistakes

15 Common Mistakes Made by First Time Backpackers

There is not a person alive that has been into the backcountry and not made one of these mistakes. It doesn’t matter how many times we shoulder that pack and go wild, there is always something we could have done better. There is always something we wished we had and […]

bikepacking the butte batholith route in montana

Bikepacking The Butte Batholith Route – Southern Montana

Not every bikepacking endeavor need be a multi-week epic, nor does every weekend trip need to be a ho-hum ‘that was… fun’ that doesn’t get out into the boonies. There is compromise to be had! Look no further than the Butte Batholith route in southern Montana! An achievable long-weekend singletrack […]

common skoolie conversion mistakes

10 Most Common Skoolie Conversion Mistakes

Converting a skoolie can be a daunting process, but after building a bus of my own and talking to hundreds of other bus and van dwellers on the road, I’ve compiled a list of the most common mistakes that people make, and why and how to avoid them. 1. Not […]

cross country vs trail running differences

Cross Country vs Trail Running: What’s the Difference?

The Popularity of trail running has increased dramatically over recent years. Racers participate in events that involve a mixture of endurance, technical skills, and types of terrain. The rise in participates and racing events makes many wonder if this popularity is just a reboot of the age old event, cross […]

how to become a certified rock climbing guide

How Do You Become a Certified Rock Climbing Guide?

If you’ve wondered how you can get paid to do something you love, such as rock climbing, guiding has probably crossed your mind. To become a certified rock climbing guide, start by checking with the company you want to work for and see what certifications they will require you to […]

best bikepacking routes in the US

15 Incredible Bikepacking Routes In The U.S.

America is blessed with an abundance of fire roads, old wagon paths, beaten-in trails and the dusty traces of 2-tracks across its sprawling western half. These are the perfect fodder for the off-road rider: an endless maze of nowhere to explore. Our bounty borders on comical in its abundance, so […]