Month: May 2016

National Trails Day: June 4th 2016

On June 4th, the American Hiking Society invites you to lace up your boots and head outside!   First started in 1991, and celebrated every year on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day is meant to encourage people to get outside, and to explore the many recreation options available on America’s public lands. To […] Read more…

A Day trip to Red Rock Canyon

One of our Photographers, Dave, recently spent some time hiking through Red Rock Canyon. Checkout his full trip report as well as a few stunning shots of the scenery.  Over the years I spent numerous summers helping run several summer camps. so while on vacation, I convinced some friends that aren’t into the outdoors to […] Read more…

ENO Hammocks: Not Just for Coconut Trees

My stereotypical vision of a hammock is hanging on a beach between two coconut trees, ideally photographed at sunset. This is the epitome of tropical paradise. If you are seeking this stereotypical vision I would recommend also bringing straps to easily hang your hammock on said coconut trees. I personally have an eagle nest outfitters […] Read more…

Packing for your Big Trip

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Christopher McCandless Be it Costa Rica for two weeks, backpacking through Europe over 2 months, or volunteering in the Philippines […] Read more…

SnapChat Athletes Attempt to Summit Everest

  Today is an exciting day. For the first time in two years athletes will be hitting the summit of Mt. Everest. The other exciting development? Two of them will be doing it live on SnapChat. Athletes Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards have been live snapping the entirety of their journey via SnapChat to give users […] Read more…

VIDEO: Happy Mother’s Day from Nature.

It seems oddly appropriate that National Geographic would release this amazing footage on the day we dedicate to our moms. I’m sure it was totally unplanned. In this awesome clip, a young Buffalo gets stranded from the heard, washed down stream and beaten to the brink. But, before it turns into the most depressing movie […] Read more…

Brand Highlight: YETI Coolers

I’ve got to be honest here. We’re pretty excited about this. Since our merger with Austin Kayak last January, we’re now an authorized YETI Cooler dealer. Boom. Don’t know anything about YETI coolers? Well, let’s catch you up to speed. YETI hit the market in Texas, where it’s hot, like really hot. Founders Roy and […] Read more…

Baselayers: Natural or Synthetic?

Baselayers break down into two major categories; those made with natural fibers like silk or wool and those made with synthetic fibers like Polypropylene. Many people have preferences on what they wear, however, few people know that there’s actually a reason for wearing either a natural garment or a synthetic garment. Natural fibers, like wool, […] Read more…