Hiking

It started as a winter idea, something to do when the snow flew. The first Appalachian Mountain Club ski hut was built in New Hampshire back in 1888. Construction hasn’t slowed a bit since then. The American tradition of hut-based backcountry skiing, where skiers set up their bases in mountain refuges with ski access, warm… Read More

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WHERE Across Idaho, winter adventurers and yurts go hand in hand! WHY Did you know Idaho has the most yurts-per-person in the country? The appeal of these a circular Mongolian-style yurts is strong, especially in winter. Just imagine looking out of the frosty window of a yurt and seeing the light glowing over the surrounding… Read More

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“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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WHERE: The Sandia Mountains is an easily accessible range immediately to the east of Albuquerque, New Mexico within the Cibola National Forest. Part of the range is protected as the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Its highest point is Sandia Crest, at 10,679 feet (3256m). WHY: Just a short drive from a major metropolitan area of more… Read More

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Where This lesser-known National Monument and Preserve is located in south central Idaho, right on Highway 20. There’s just about nothing on either side of the park for miles in between Jackson, Wyoming and Boise, Idaho, but it’s well worth the drive if you are in the area. If you are going through Yellowstone, this… Read More

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Where The San Rafael River region in Utah north of I-70 is just northwest of the town of Green River, and about two hours west of Grand Junction, CO. Salt Lake City is just over three hours away. Why Central Utah’s San Rafael Swell is a magnificent 80 by 30-mile adventure area packed with mountain… Read More

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The east coast was very hot this summer and I was lucky to get some time to travel north to Maine with my rescue dog Ginger. She is a husky breed and has tons of energy so we hike and around seven miles a day. Clearly I needed the right pack for the journey. For… Read More

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WHERE The Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located within the Río Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Río Grande Wild and Scenic River and Red River Wild and Scenic River. It’s about a 45 minute drive north of Taos, N.M. WHY If you like to push the limits in a variety of outdoor… Read More

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There’s a reason we’ve all ended up in this beautiful place along the Front Range of the majestic Rocky Mountains. It’s a great place to raise a family with a flourishing economy, a diverse, intelligent, adventurous population, and so many fun things to do! No matter what brought us here, I know there’s at least… Read More

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This is the last in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon Part I • Part II Travel Considerations for the North Rim Before going out to the points in the Kaibab NF, check with the Back Country Office in the North Rim Village. These folks really know their stuff… Read More

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This is the 2nd in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. Part I • Part III In the Native American language of the Paiute “Kaibab” means “mountain lying down.” Good way to put it. The upwarp of the Kaibab Plateau is defined by its geographic boundaries. In the… Read More

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WHERE Nestled against the foothills of the Wind River Mountains and on the banks of the Popo Agie River, Lander is in west-central Wyoming. It sits on state highway 287, which came up from Ft. Collins, Colorado and continues on into Montana to the north. Lander is 270 miles northwest of state capitol Cheyenne. WHY… Read More

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This is the first in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. Part II | Part III A leisurely trek on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon You can always tell when you are approaching the north edge of the Grand Canyon. Almost subliminally you feel something changing. The… Read More

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Moab is basically Utah’s adventure base camp, simple as that. WHERE Moab is a 3 hour 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City, 5 hours and 20 minutes from Denver or 6 hours from Las Vegas. Just south of Interstate 70, and just west of the Colorado state line. WHY: Red Fox Ambassador Lina Dzekciorius… Read More

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  WHERE Black Canyon is a fantastic location in western Colorado, north of U.S. 50 and northeast of Montrose. It’s about 90 minutes southeast of Grand Junction, and four hours southwest of Denver. WHY The canyon’s name owes itself to the fact that parts of the gorge only receive 33 minutes of sunlight a day,… Read More

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Where Nestled in the center of Colorado, between the continental divide and the Arkansas River. It’s near the intersection of Colorado Hwy. 24 and Colorado Hwy. 285, an easy drive from Denver and Colorado Springs. Why Well, why not? The small town of Buena Vista or “BV” has it all. Rafting and kayaking on the… Read More

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A thru hike is difficult under the best circumstances. Starting in the winter only elevates the difficulty of the hiking and adds an element of mountaineering to the adventure that few others get to experience. I began my quest to complete the triple crown of hiking on February 5th on top of Springer Mountain in… Read More

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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

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…no one needs to worry themselves about how long the walk takes. “It shows that time, the concept of time, doesn’t matter.” — Ann-Karin Tellefsen A very long walk It’s a very long walk, so let’s call it what it really is: a trek. Better yet, a pilgrimage. Known as the Camino de Santiago, this… Read More

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Day 12: Snowless in Tennessee Well, my wishful thinking that it would not freeze another night in these Smoky Mountains didn’t happen. Waking up to a rain jacket, warm jacket, rain pants, two shirts and three pairs of socks that were so frozen they could stand up on their own was a shock.  I pulled… Read More

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Day 6: Even more snow I woke up with a thin sheet of ice covering my sleeping bag. I would later learn the overnight temperature was around zero degrees Fahrenheit. I put on everything I had to stay warm as quickly as possible and got moving. I walked through about six inches of snow for… Read More

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Day 1, Feb. 8th, 2016 – Georgia Today is the day that I officially began my journey. I woke up on top of Springer Mountain and was ready to move north toward North Carolina. It was a cold, windy restless night. But lack of sleep for two nights in a row was overtaken by the… Read More

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Autumn is a great time at the Rocky The days are getting just a bit shorter. Yes, summer is about over; no big deal. There is plenty still going in the high country above the Red Fox North American headquarters in Lyons, Colorado. The action never stops here. As the aspen trees start to turn… Read More

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Colorado is a wonderful place in the summer. When you can spend a day summer skiing in the morning, climbing in the afternoon, and stand-up paddle boarding during the sunset, you know it’s a special time of year. There are only a few places in the world, however, where you can safely find yourself hundreds… Read More

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…4 and 1/2 year olds aren’t known for their love of change. But once I finally convinced him to give it a whirl (and showed him how it was puffy just like mommy’s down jacket), he’s reached for the vest every time we go outside.—Crag Mama If you haven’t heard of Red Fox, listen up… Read More

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About a year ago, driving back to Tahoe from California’s north coast along Highway 299, rugged mountains loomed between Arcata and Redding. Walls of thick vegetation occasionally opened up, giving brief glimpses at alpine shark fins of granite, tantalizingly out of place in a range removed from the Sierra Nevada or Rockies. Fast forward to… Read More

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One of the best things about living in an outdoor destination like the Lake Tahoe area is the instant access, to trails, rock walls and backcountry ski runs. After-work or dawn patrol outings open up new opportunities to explore and get outside. Earlier this week, Lynn and I grabbed two new packs from RedFox –… Read More

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Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass some spectacular mountain environments. It has over 300 miles of hiking trails above and below timberline. Numerous factors come into play if you want a safe hiking experience. Thunderstorms, lightning, a surprise snowstorm, dangerous wildlife, or maybe an unstable rock at the edge of a cliff are… Read More

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  With summer officially underway, it’s time to get serious about a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in this its 100th anniversary. After all, Rocky is just up the road from North America’s only Red Fox shop. So grab some gear at the Lyon’s store, and then come up the hill to RMNP…. Read More

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  With the last crossing of the finish line in the 72-hour long course the 14th Red Fox Adventure Race came to a close. The shortest time for completion of the long course was just shy of 51 hours. The winners said they did not expect to find all the check points as quickly as… Read More

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After 48 hours of nonstopdays of travel over water, on rock and through dense vegetation, over 180 members of two and four-man teams completed the Red Fox Adventure Race XIV short course. Racers unanimously agreed it was a tough course. For the second year in a row the Red Fox team from St Petersburg came… Read More

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The 14th Red Fox Adventure Race, powered by Polartec®, began at noon today (June 11, 2015) in one of the toughest non-stop multisport events this year. The skies grew dark for the opening ceremony, unleashing a squall of hail and rain then the sun broke out for the start of the race soon after on… Read More

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  If you’re anywhere near the Red Fox shop in Lyons this weekend, and looking to improve your photographic skills, you’ll want to head up the hill to Rocky Mountain National Park for a free workshop. On Saturday you can join author and naturalist Cindy Maynard and professional photographer Bob Maynard to learn about their… Read More

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Climbing big mountains takes stamina and determination. Usually the stamina is fueled with food. Last December 11-19, 2014, Alexander Vovni and Konstantin Dikovsky successfully completed a unique scientific project to climb South America’s highest peak while going hungry. Herewith an interview with the two to explain why. RFNA: What was a purpose of the “hungry”… Read More

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