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Texas: Guadalupe Peak (8,749 feet)

Distance: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 3,000 feet Time on Trail: 5 hours, including 20 minutes at the summit Bathrooms: Flushing toilets at Visitor’s Center and at Trailhead (.6 miles from each other) Date: April...

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Review: 30L Shasta Weather Defense Backpack

Three adults tested this pack over the course of several weeks.  We all reached the same conclusion: this pack is comfortable. Pros: Comfortable Compresses well Large capacity Easy to roll and secure top Straps adjust...

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Review: Youth Hydration Pack

REVIEW: Youth Hydration Pack This Outdoor Products pack is a MUST HAVE for hikers and other active adults with kids old enough to carry them!  Three kids (ages 7, 5, and 4) tested these...

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Gear We Love

  Love is in the air, and we’re reflecting on the important things in life: family, friends, and gear. If you’re looking for something to gift your favorite hiker or yourself, check out the...

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Iowa, Hawkeye Point (1,670 feet)

Date: December 31, 2014 Distance: Drive up Hats off to the residents of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and other similarly COLD states.  You are a tough breed!  Our journey took us through all...