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Your International Mountain Guide

Meet Raymond. You arrive at the park entrance center on your international vacation hoping to do some mountain climbing before you fly home.  The park headquarters just assigned Raymond to be your guide on a 3-day expedition to summit the most technical mountain climb in the Philippines. He does not speak English. Do you trust […] Read more…

8 Essential Knots

There are a handful of knots that every outdoor enthusiast should know. Having a strong background in ropework can improve the quality of a trip 10 fold. Rope is surprisingly useful in a pinch and having a little background really helps. Knot tying is like math, the more you practice the better you are. Bowline […] 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…

Conundrum Hot Springs: Four tips to beat the crowds

Conundrum Hot Springs is one of the most popular backpacking trails in Colorado, and for good reason. The trailhead sits a few miles from downtown Aspen and will make you forget city life in an instant. Ten miles of rolling trail, wild flower fields and log bridge crossings lead you to campsites surrounded by some […] Read more…