Tag: hiking

Wanderlust: The Grand Canyon

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Grand Canyon is one of the nations most loved national parks. With its towering walls, seemingly fathomless depths, and the clear blue Colorado flowing below it is no wonder that almost five million people visit this national treasure every year. The Grand Canyon originally began as a Forest Reserve in 1893 then became a National Monument before finally […]

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Wanderlust: Takachiho Gorge

| June 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

As the second installment in our Wanderlust series,we thought it would be fitting to write a post on one of our most popular Facebook destinations, Takachiho Gorge. The photo of paddlers beneath the canopy of foliage amongst a waterfall has garnered quite a bit of attention so without further ado we would like to take you on a trip to […]

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Wanderlust: The New River

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We asked all of you where you would paddle if you could choose anywhere in the world and received so many great answers that we decided to start a special column focused entirely on traveling! Wanderlust is in all of us and with our Facebook followers recommendations, we will guide you on a written tour of […]

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For the Coffee Lover: GSI Outdoors Coffee Products

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

For you, coffee is not merely black; it is not simply a beverage to be had with cream and sugar, no, coffee is a ritual, an affirmation of life, a warm embrace in the morning and a meditation on the flavor of the day to be savored with dessert. For you, only the finest beans, […]

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Gaiters: What Are They, And What Are Different Types For?

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by the Outdoor Research Team Planning on tromping through frosted peaks after the Polar Vortex, heading out for a hike during this spring’s colossal snow melt or lacing up for an ultra-long trail run? The extra layer of protection from gaiters will help keep your outing a challenging adventure rather than a painful sufferfest. While […]

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Gear Packing For A Laid Back Zion Adventure

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, I started geeking out about new gear I picked up in preparation for my three and half day camping trip to Zion National Park this Labor Day weekend. The one week countdown is here, so I thought I should figure out how I’m going to fit it all in my pack. The […]

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Filling Up on Main Courses from Backpacker’s Pantry

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

For our second day of cubicle cooking, we pulled out four very tasty sounding main course meals from Backpacker’s Pantry to try: Chicken Alfredo, Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Pad Thai and Beef Stroganoff. Before even tasting the meals, Trent and I were impressed by the variety. I can’t imagine trying to haul out the […]

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Lunch for Under $5 – 4 Cheap Backcountry Lunches

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The standard cost of  lunch at a fast food restaurant these days seems to be about $5, so to kick things off for our week of trail foods, Trent and I thought we’d take a look at trail lunches for $5 or less. From my experience with trail eating, it’s important to consider your the purpose […]

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Top 4 Backpacks For The Gear Savvy Student

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Get Ready for School With One of ACK’s Top 4 Backpacks The best gear not only performs well on the trail or on the water but also meshes with your everyday life. For students getting ready for back to school, a perfect example of this would be your backpack. Investing in pack that performs well […]

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Gear Geeking – We’ve All Done It!

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the long Labor Day weekend on the horizon, my adventure instincts have kicked in, urging me to action. With endless destination possibilities for adventure at my fingertips, I finally settled on Zion National Park in St. George, Utah. I wanted to venture to Zion ever since I shared a photo from the Clever Hiker on […]

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