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8 Common Campfire Misconceptions

There’s nothing like the crackle and pop of a glowing campfire. Not to mention the warmth and dancing lights a good fire provides under the stars. It’s one of the more enjoyable aspects of camping. The wilderness is a magical place where myth and legend reign supreme. Fire safety while camping…

31 Ways to Reduce Waste While Vacationing

Everybody loves a good vacation, or as The Go Gos put it “Vacation, all I ever wanted…vacation, had to get away.” But before you “get away” it is important to remember that if we want to continue to enjoy all the beautiful natural wonders of the world, we must do all we can to preserve them. Reduce…

How to Keep Your Dog Cool During the Summer

Our dogs are important to us, and we often show our love for them by taking them with us on trips whenever we can, roughhousing with them, letting them run wild across the great outdoors, and doing whatever they want to do (with reason). These magnificent creatures do not always know their own…

What is Microtrash and How Can You Prevent it?

How to Keep Your Campsite and Our Lands Free of Microtrash When adventuring outdoors it is important to always ‘pack it in and pack it out’ - both to preserve and respect nature. Although it is sometimes difficult to leave absolutely no trace, we still need to strive to reduce our impact as much as…

Trail Etiquette in Durango: What You Should Know

Hiking Rules for More Fun and Less Stress on Your Outdoor Adventures Durango’s many hiking trails are welcoming to visitors and locals, day-trippers and through-hikers alike, as well as mountain bikers, horseback riders, and ATV enthusiasts. Taking some time to get to know the trails could prevent…

Introduction to Avalanche Awareness in Durango

A brief introduction to avalanche awareness and how to stay safe in Durango this Winter. If you’re considering stepping into the backcountry this season, give this a read. The San Juan & La Plata Mountains are some of the most avalanche-prone areas in the lower 48. Being prepared and knowledgeable…