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A Summer Guide to Stanley, Idaho

Some of the many attractive qualities of Stanley, Idaho are the Sawtooth Mountains, the abundance of hot springs, and the quirky nightlife. I’m currently on my second summer of living in Stanley, and I feel I’ve thoroughly dabbled in what this slice of mountain heaven has to offer. In...

30 Things I Learned by Age 30

I’m branching out of my usual hiking related content today to share with the youngsters out there (can I use that word now that I’m 30?) 30 things I learned by the age of 30. I turned 30 back in January so I’m a little late to the game on this one. However one of my...

How To Snowshoe: a Complete Guide

Are you looking for a low key and inexpensive way to get outside during the winter? Or perhaps you don’t want to wait until spring to visit your favorite trails. Then snowshoeing just might be the activity for you. After having spent an entire winter season working as a snowshoe...

Biolite Headlamp 200 Review

The new Biolite Headlamp 200 is light-weight, rechargeable, and as cute as it is functional. Biolite Headlamp 200 Review Biolite is a company that seeks to bring renewable energy both to outdoor enthusiasts and off-grid communities. They provide both lightweight backpacking equipment and...

Makalu Base Camp Trek in Nepal

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is an out-and-back hike that takes about two weeks to complete. It goes to the base of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located just east of the more famous Everest region and reaches an elevation of 17,225 feet/ 5250 meters. Locals say that...

The Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a tea house trek in Nepal. It’s located east of Kathmandu between the Lang Tang region and the Annapurna region. It circumnavigates Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, and reaches an elevation of 16,751 ft/ 5106 m on Larke Pass.  The...

Goat Lake: Stanley, Idaho

Goat Lake in Stanley, Idaho is one of the local bucket list hikes in the area. After having lived here for a full two months, I was ashamed to admit that I hadn’t yet hiked it. So I set off for the trail head one afternoon to see what the hype was all about. Fast Stats on Goat Lake...