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  • NPS seeks comments on backcountry use permits
    NPS seeks comments on backcountry use permits
    The National Park Service (NPS) wants to revise the Backcountry Use Permit. Authorization for the form technically expired on Feb. 28 but NPS is continuing to use the old version while it seeks public comment and permission from the Office of...
  • Tricks for winter photography in the backcountry
    Tricks for winter photography in the backcountry
    The first and foremost goal in winter photography is keeping yourself safe and warm. Protecting your investment in camera gear is also important. Both are critical for a successful winter outing with your camera.Start with a moisture wicking...
  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol rescue dog
    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area promotes backcountry safety with annual event (Photos)
    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado wrapped up its 11th Annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day on Saturday with an apres-ski fundraiser to benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). Two days of related events raised more...
  • Telemark from Backcountry
    Telemark: Backcountry Brewery
    The IPA is the beer of greenhorns—newbies to the world of craft beer. That isn’t said to disparage the style; it is, in fact, a compliment. IPAs are usually the beers that get non-beer geeks hooked on the craft as it’s an easy-to...
  • Fracture Line
    Colorado Avalanche Information Center issues Special Avalanche Statement
    A spate of avalanche fatalities and incidents this past week has prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC)in Denver, Colo. to issue a Special Avalanche Statement.Avalanches have killed six people in Colorado this season; two people...
  • Winter Camping
    Winter camping in the Adirondacks
    New York’s Adirondack Park encompasses 6 million acres of state and privately owned land, making it the largest publicly protected area in the lower 48 states. The Adirondack Mountains are noted for their winter sports as well as summer...
  • Redbone
    Smith, Davis win big in Redbone Series and Tournament in Islamorada
    Surrounded by redfish at the first locations they came to, Capt. Dave Denkert of Islamorada, led his team of Wade Davis of Palm Beach, Fla., and Ross Reeder of Miami to 18 redfish each on Saturday, Nov. 5, and three bonefish on Sunday, Nov. 6, to...
  • Islamorada fishing in the backcountry
    Herman Lucerne, rescheduled after Irene, is on for Sept. 23-25
    The 10th annual Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship kicks off Friday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Worldwide Sportsman, mile marker 81.5 bayside in Islamorada. Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Snapper, Black Drum and...
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    Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament is set for next weekend
    The Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship invites anglers to enjoy fishing in the Everglades Aug. 27-28, in search of seven species on any type of tackle. The kick-off party is set for Friday, Aug. 26, at World Wide Sportsman,...
  • Callaghan Lodge hosts season celebration
    Cross-country skiers celebrate season
    What goes up must come down. In the world of cross country skiing, that long-standing law of physics is both a blessing and a curse. Skinny skiers use their hearts and hamstrings to power their way up their trail’s inclines. Skiing down from...
  • Easton Mountain Products snowshoes and trekking poles
    Easton Mountain Products snowshoes and trekking poles
    Easton Mountain Products had a fantastic line-up of snowshoes and trekking poles at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Get ready for some durable, lightweight, and new technology in the snowshoes and trekking...
  • Avalanche area
    Be avalanche aware courtesy of REI
    REI is mostly known for its extensive offerings of gear across many sports: snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, mountain and road biking, camping, and climbing. Being a member means dividends at years' end, which allow you to buy more...
  • Alpine Trekers in Action - photo by Jefff Rodland
    BCA Alpine Trekkers Review
    Alpine Trekkers are a handy contraption made and sold by Back Country Access, a Colorado based company specializing in technical equipment for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The concept the Trekkers is to convert your regular alpine ski...
  • Multi tool
    The Ten Essentials: Repair kit and tools
    You know it’s important to carry the Ten Essentials not only on extended overnight hikes, but also when venturing out for a day on the trail, in your kayak, on the slopes, or for climb. However, are all those in your party equally prepared?...
  • Tom Skiing
    Rocky Mountain National Park Splitboarding Adventure
    The Front Range area got pounded with a lot of snow all week, so my skier buddy and I took a trip up to RMNP to do some touring/exploring/adventuring. I've been up to the Bear Lake area a few times, and the paved road access cannot be beat,...