A Guide to Understanding a Topographic Map

It’s a lot easier to read terrain from a topographic map than you might think, and you don’t need heavy math or science knowledge to understand it. It’s a lot more about artistically visualizing the terrain by understanding contour lines, colors, and shading and how they fit together to visualize the land. Topographic maps represent … More A Guide to Understanding a Topographic Map

The Best Ways To Preserve Nature While Hiking

If you enjoy hiking, you understand the importance of preserving nature. We want to protect everything that the great outdoors has to offer. By preserving nature, we are protecting it for ourselves, for future visitors, and for the creatures that make their home there. While we all believe in using an environmentally-friendly approach, here are … More The Best Ways To Preserve Nature While Hiking

6 Things to Take with You on Your Next Bikepacking Trip

By Amanda Wilks  Is there anything as freeing as a spontaneous bikepacking trip? There’s just something about throwing a few armfuls of gear into a go-bag and biking out to the nearest secluded stretch of forest trail or mountain path that holds a special allure difficult to overshadow. If you’ve ever been bitten by the … More 6 Things to Take with You on Your Next Bikepacking Trip