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How to Pack for a Multi-Day Rafting Trip

How to Pack for a Multi-Day Rafting Trip   The how to’s of packing for a multi-day rafting trip are like preparing for the best camping trip ever. First of all, you’re going on a boat. And that boat will be inside the far reaches of a wild river canyon. And that wild river canyon […]

Where to Escape the Crowds in Moab for Spring Break

Where to Escape the Crowds in Moab for Spring Break Moab is a mega spring break destination, and for good reason. March and April temperatures let folks actually enjoy their outdoor activities without the prospect of heat exhaustion, or sunburns that match the sandstone.  Although, one might feel a little short on serenity in Moab […]

9 Things You Should Know Before Off-Roading in Moab

9 Things You Should Know Before Off-Roading in Moab Let’s go wheelin’, aka off-roading in Moab! It’s a downright custom here alongside the climbers, rafters, and mountain bikers frolicking amongst the sandstone. With public lands aplenty, rolling into the desert in tricked out toys ensures you’ll see a lot more in less time, and with […]

Guide to Durango For The Adventure Junkie

Guide to Durango For The Adventure Junkie The ultimate guide to Durango for the Adventure Junkie out there. To those who just have to send it, this guide is for you. All around Durango, whether it’s water or rocks you’re battling, the terrain will beat your heart into those eardrums until you stop to ask […]

The Magicians Behind a Multi-Day River Trip – Rigging a Raft

The Magicians Behind a Multi-Day River Trip – Rigging a Raft Preparing for a river adventure ain’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days where dinner was dependent on aim, and the most precious item onboard was a barrel of whiskey— which is probably still debatable to some. Nowadays, rigging a raft […]

Real River Runners Write Letters – Herm Hoops and River Conservation

Real River Runners Write Letters – Herm Hoops and River Conservation  This article covers Herm Hoops and his role in river conservation. It is part two of our environmentalism series, find part one here. When we ride a wild river and sink in the salubrious silence of its epic chasm, do we understand this freedom […]

Best Post-Adventure Patios in Durango – Happy Hours and Good Grub

Best Post-Adventure Patios in Durango – Happy Hours and Good Grub There’s nothing like shedding soggy boots, helmets, and PFDs after a day playing in the San Juans. Especially when that’s followed by throwing the glutes in a chair, and filling one hand with alcohol and the other with carbs, all while staying outside. That […]

5 Great New Mountain Biking Trails In Durango

5 Great New Mountain Bike Trails in Durango Durango, Colorado has the reputation of offering extraordinary mountain bike trails. Mountain biking world championships have even pedaled their way through our little town’s signature single track. And, even though Durango has such an extensive list of world-class trails, there’s always room for new high-caliber routes to […]

Rafting a Wild and Scenic River — How it Saves a Piece of Nature

Rafting a Wild and Scenic River — How it Saves a Piece of Nature     “We in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we’re challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.” – Rachel Carson, Silent […]

Taking A Multi-Day Rafting Trip When You’ve Never Camped Before

Taking a Multi-Day Rafting Trip when You’ve Never Camped Before   Every summer, I make sure to embark on some sort of adventure. I realize that when I say “embark” and “adventure”, it might imply that I’m trying to emulate a new-age, female Mark Twain making blood oaths in caves with fellow vagabonds, and roasting […]

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