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Ha ha! Sammy Podhurst romps in the snow with a Down Shell.

Review: RF’s Down Shell for women

When winter reigns in Colorado it gets cold. Especially at altitude, which we have a lot of. Bitter cold. But at least it’s windy. My answer to that condition is Red Fox’s Women’s Down Shell. Plenty of airy light and comfy goose down to stay warm in winter temperatures plus a Windstopper® shell to nullify… Read More

Home for the summer on Washington's San Juan Islands.  Red Fox challenger tent with a cushy air mat for watching eyelid movies.

Large Air Mat – Big on Comfort

When it comes to camping, I have always neglected the air mat. If I’m backpacking, I’ll leave the air mat at home while I gripe to myself “it’s not real camping if it’s not a bit uncomfortable!”. When I’m car camping at a music festival or just with some friends, the air mat is the… Read More

O'Higgins Glacier meets the Pacific. . The glacier’s edge is about 80 feet high and 12 miles in shore length. The whole glacier is about 320 sq mi and 28 miles long.

Nowheresville: O’Higgins in South Southern Chile

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” ― Aldo Leopold Of all the different landscapes and peoples of Patagonia, the most isolated region on the Chilean side of the Andes is the region of Aysén. There is no direct road from Aysén to the Chilean mainland. Jutting through the… Read More

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Ha ha! Sammy Podhurst romps in the snow with a Down Shell.

Review: RF’s Down Shell for women

When winter reigns in Colorado it gets cold. Especially at altitude, which we have a lot of. Bitter cold. But at least it’s windy. My answer to that condition is Red Fox’s Women’s Down Shell. Plenty of airy light and comfy goose down to stay warm in winter temperatures plus a Windstopper® shell to nullify… Read More

Staying warm in winter means keeping dry with the right layers.

Staying warm in winter with layers

Whether hiking for a few hours, skiing for the day, or heading to the backcountry for some winter camping, the biggest challenge you will face is likely the most basic: staying warm. When it comes to staying warm in winter outdoor activities, everyone seems to have their own tricks and techniques. If we missed one… Read More

O'Higgins Glacier meets the Pacific. . The glacier’s edge is about 80 feet high and 12 miles in shore length. The whole glacier is about 320 sq mi and 28 miles long.

Nowheresville: O’Higgins in South Southern Chile

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” ― Aldo Leopold Of all the different landscapes and peoples of Patagonia, the most isolated region on the Chilean side of the Andes is the region of Aysén. There is no direct road from Aysén to the Chilean mainland. Jutting through the… Read More

Home for the summer on Washington's San Juan Islands.  Red Fox challenger tent with a cushy air mat for watching eyelid movies.

Large Air Mat – Big on Comfort

When it comes to camping, I have always neglected the air mat. If I’m backpacking, I’ll leave the air mat at home while I gripe to myself “it’s not real camping if it’s not a bit uncomfortable!”. When I’m car camping at a music festival or just with some friends, the air mat is the… Read More

Water sculpted marble caves on Lake General Carrera in Chile.  Photo by Kate Little

Chilean Patagonia: From the Peak to the Sea

Underneath the little marble islands lie the “capillas de marmol” or the marble chapels: the lake has slowly eroded away the underside of the marble islands leaving caves that glow in the sunlight and reflect the blue water. In the Chilean Patagonia, in the region of Aysen, there is one main road that extends over… Read More