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2016 Snow and Avalanche Workshops | Get Ready For Winter

What Snow And Avalanche Workshops Will You Attend In 2016? The snow is starting to fall and social media is already filled with pictures of people making early season turns. Winter is here and now is the time to get your head back into the snow and avalanche …

How To Break Into Backcountry Skiing This Winter

Do you want to break into backcountry skiing? You’re not alone. Backcountry skiing is one of the fastest growing niches of the winter sports industry. But leaving the safety of the ski area requires you to have the necessary skills and ability, the right safety gear, and a …

The Pros And Cons Of Using Hiking Poles

Do you use hiking poles when you head into the backcountry? While some people are skeptical of hiking poles, I’m a strong supporter of using hiking poles when I explore the mountains. Hiking poles, also called trekking poles, take you from two wheel drive to four wheel drive (or …

What Is The Triple Crown Of Hiking?

PCT + CDT + AT = The Triple Crown Of Hiking | 22 States, 7,900 Miles, 1 Million+ Feet Of Elevation Change As far as long distance hiking goes there are three National Scenic Trails that truly stand out in United States: Appalachian Trail – 2,184 miles | 3515 km …

Montana 12ers – List and Map Of The Montana 12,000 Foot Peaks

Montana is home to lots of mountains including 26 (or 27) peaks that are over 12,000′. All of the Montana 12ers are located in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in the Beartooth Mountains. Can you climb or ski them all? Montana 12,000 Foot Peaks Map: (All pinpoints are close, but …

Colorado 14ers – List and Map Of The Fourteeners In Colorado

A 14er is a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000′. According to the Colorado Geological Survey, using information form the USGS and National Geodetic Survey, Colorado is home to 58 Named Peaks greater than 14,000 feet above sea level. It’s a popular challenge for ski …

List And Map Of The 50 State Highpoints

How Many Of The 50 State Highpoints Have You Been To? If you’re looking for a popular peak bagging pursuit, the 50 state highpoints is certainly an excellent challenge. The state highpoints range in elevation from 345′ (Britton Hill, Florida) to 20,310′ (Denali, Alaska). In reality it’s a …