Summit Sports Staff

5 Incredible off the Beaten Path National Parks

We always hear so much about the big players; Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park to name a few. They’re surely magnificent in every way imaginable, altering your perspectives upon first arriving. In fact, their beauty has drawn so much attention that their popularity makes them often crowded at certain […] Read more…

Glamping

Glamping: How to Camp in Luxury

Ah, camping. It’s a time to unwind from everyday stressors and immerse yourself in the rich beauty of nature. It can be a weeklong getaway, or a short weekend escape. Sometimes all we need is just a day out in the woods, and our minds can achieve the mental refresh and clarity that they so […] Read more…

Yosemite National park

5 National Parks You Need to Visit this Winter

It’s one of the best feelings imaginable. As you first enter, you’re in awe. Expansion surrounds you and wonder fills every crevice of your mind. The landscape draws your attention and directs your gaze towards every curve and bend in the path ahead. The trees, rocks or mountains welcome you as you immerse yourself in […] Read more…

Your Guide to Hammock Camping

The Hammock’s Humble Beginning: So you want to spend a few days in nature to unwind and reset… or maybe you just need a quick afternoon nap in between your busy workday. Whatever the reason may be, hammocks have proven to be a popular leisure activity for nature-lovers and city-dwellers alike. But long before we […] Read more…

They’re Finally Making a Movie About Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey is a god damn legend. Don’t know who he is? Well, he’s the original Dirtbag, he started the whole thing, quit his job, quit society and dedicated everything he had to be in the mountains. Ski bums, river rats, gear heads, van life, it all spawned from Fred Beckey. Sure, if it weren’t […] Read more…

What’s the Best Way to Carry Your Water?

Highlighting the pros and cons of using water bottles vs. using water reservoirs.  Water is an obvious necessity when working in the field. The experts say you’re supposed to consume a liter per hour while playing outside which can make the logistics of carrying and consuming a bit tricky. Water weighs just over 2 pounds […] Read more…

Camping on the Au Sable River

Every Memorial Day, I, along with a large group of friends, pack up the camping gear, some food, and coolers, and head north to Fairview, Michigan where I live in a tent for the better part of a week. The property is roughly 60 acres and has no power or running water. It’s just us, […] Read more…

Father’s Day: Picking the Perfect Knife

One of the classic, go-to, gifts for father’s day is a good quality knife. They’re small, they’re handy, and there isn’t a guy on the planet that’s upset about a new knife. The trouble with gifting a knife is that it’s not about finding the best knife; it’s about finding the right knife. The right […] 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…

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…

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