Trekking

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 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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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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  These are my conclusions after two trips to Nepal during the spring. I spent time in the capitol city of Kathmandu and the more relaxed, environmental and humanity conscious town of Pokhara. I trekked and climbed in both the Annapurna and Everest regions. I love these mountains and the local culture and recommend Nepal… 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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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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…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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What’s a little snow? It’s December and that means our outdoor adventures take on a different flavor. But snow and ice and cold by no means should put a hold on adventure. It just means some extra preparation, and the right gear. The planning is up to you, and the gear is up to you… Read More

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Scotland’s western edge is littered with inlets, isles, craggy mountains and wet coastal trails. For planet trekkers it is a magical place to visit. This part of the country is remote, untamed, wet and emblematic of the kings, armies and clans that once ruled the land. Walk the hills of Trossachs National Park, climb good… Read More

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If you ride a motorcycle, you know the importance of great gear. Not average gear. But stuff that keeps you dry, warm and comfortable. Whether you ride to work, on Sundays, or up to the Arctic Circle you want good gear. That’s where Red Fox comes in to play. The Red Fox catalog has fantastic… 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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August 24 Vintage Time Travelers Celebration at the Smith Eslick Cottage Camp It’s a party, and everyone is invited! Delicious chicken dinner, tours of Model Ts, campfire music and stories, and lots of fun! A Model T Club from Buena Vista will camp out overnight on August 24th at the Smith Eslick Cottage Camp as… Read More

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“I’d do it again!” Kathy Wickum and Jimi Alida are sitting in the backroom of Red Fox North America in Lyons, Colorado, with huge grins on their faces. “Oh it was amazing,” said Kathy. “I’d do it again in a second,” added Jimi. The two are remembering the 72-hour long course of the 14th Red… 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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During October 2014 the Director of Red Fox, Vladislav Moroz and Sales Manager Vasily Voloshin joined an expedition to Ama Dablam (6856m /22,488′) to celebrate Zamberlan’s 85th year making exceptional boots and shoes. Here is the conclusion of an interview with Vlad and Vasily on the Zamberlan expedition. RedFoxNA: There were difficult weather conditions in… Read More

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Photos & text by Mike Green Trekking poles. Hiking staffs. Walking sticks. They go by a lot of different names but have just one purpose: To hike better. In the Grand Canyon last month my friend David described it best when he said, ” using trekking poles is like driving a truck with 4-wheel-drive.” When… Read More

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