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193 The Backcountry Ripple Effect

  • July 22, 2021
The second part of a two part series on the saturation of our trails by novice hikers. We discussed in our last episode what new more..

192 Rise Of The Recreational Rookie

  • July 8, 2021
On this episode we debate the rise on the novice hiker and how it’s shaping our outdoor recreation. With little room for error in life more..

191 Should Backpacking Be Called A Sport?

  • June 24, 2021
On this episode we debate the Pro’s and Con’s of calling backpacking a “sport”. Should it be considered an “official” Olympic Sport? Who would referee? more..

Backpacking With Type 1 Diabetes Working Through The Fear

Written by Amy Tappendorf “What was your favorite part?” It’s a common question I get after returning from a backpacking trip. The thing..


Lung capacity is a critical factor in your ability to conquer long trails or climb to high elevations. When I climbed Longs Peak..

Surviving Mosquito’s and Ticks

Insects may be small, but they can cause some serious issues when backpacking/hiking. Protecting yourself from insect-borne diseases, decreases your chances of developing..

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