Snow Clothing and Winter Layering: 3/3 The Ideal Kit

April 6, 2018

REQUIRED Clothing Layers: Item Descriptions Examples Pick Base Layer Top Synthetic or wool to trap heat next to your body & wick moisture away from your skin. We like wearing a light synthetic t-shirt under a warmer, lightweight grid fleece. Patagonia Capilene 3 Crew [M / W] Rab Nucleus Fleece  [M / W] LLBean Polartec […]

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New to Climbing? Here’s a List of What to Buy

August 29, 2017

If you’re getting into climbing, it makes sense to buy some of your own gear. Two big things distinguish climbing from most other outdoor sports. 1) Never buy used equipment. 2) you don’t have to buy everything at once! While a kit including harnesses, biners, rope, a trad rack, draws, etc will run around $2000, […]

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Video Spotlight: Future Leadership Academy Retreat

August 22, 2017

*Don’t see the video? Try refreshing the page. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the Outdoor Industry Association for the last two years. Learn more about the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy. We love facilitating meaningful outdoor retreats for leadership teams. Contact us to start planning your group’s retreat experience.

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Plan Your Eclipse Backpacking trip of the Century

August 10, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, August 21st is bringing with it the first total solar eclipse to North America and it will truly be the celestial event of the century. With the path of totality skating by so close to our home in Denver, our team couldn’t resist putting a few different maps together to […]

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July 26, 2017

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”  David Steindl-Rast I first heard this quote last year about this time, just before Lent began. One of my former coworkers showed me a four-minute video of researcher, professor, and author Brene Brown talking about gratitude’s connection to joy. Brown […]

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Unhealthy: The Relationship Teens Have With Their Phones and Why Wilderness Experiences are Important

March 21, 2017

Let’s begin with the kind of stats that make your stomach turn. Keep in mind that most of these numbers are from research done in 2015. Mobile devices now account for 46 percent of all screen time among teens Tweens (Ages 8-12) spend an average of 6 hours per day consuming media Teens (13-18) spend […]

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