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Topside Maps Wants to Bring Your Favorite Mountain Ranges to Your Living Room

Topside Maps Wants to Bring Your Favorite Mountain Ranges to Your Living Room

Woodworker Zac Crosby can transport you to Mount Timpanogos, Mount Everest, and even the surface of Mars. 
Hiking 76 Miles on the Uinta Highline Trail

Hiking 76 Miles on the Uinta Highline Trail

Things don’t always go as planned in the mountains. But whether I completed the trail or not, my Uinta Highline hike is one I won't soon forget.
8 Innovative Products We Loved From the Big Gear Show

8 Innovative Products We Loved From the Big Gear Show

We couldn't have been more excited to cruise up to Deer Valley last week and scope out the outdoor industry's new, innovative, or otherwise notable gear. Here's eight of our favorite products from Utah's inaugural Big Gear Show.
I've Thru-Hiked Over 5,000 Miles. Here's What's In My Pack

I've Thru-Hiked Over 5,000 Miles. Here's What's In My Pack

If backpacking over 5,000 miles has taught me anything, it's that durability—and practicality—are king.
7 Day Trips from Ogden to Beat the Heat

7 Day Trips from Ogden to Beat the Heat

What's better than taking a dip in the community pool? Enjoying all the beauty that a Utah summer has to offer - and staying cool while doing it.
What a Wildland Firefighter Wants You to Know About the 2021 Fire Season

What a Wildland Firefighter Wants You to Know About the 2021 Fire Season

Dave Inskeep offers some reminders for smart outdoor recreation, provides links to a few important and fascinating wildfire resources, and gives us a peek into his rigorous but crucial career.
The Top 10 Most Popular GEAR30 Podcast Episodes

The Top 10 Most Popular GEAR30 Podcast Episodes

The GEAR30 Podcast will soon be coming up on its 300th episode, which means there's likely an episode for everyone. Not sure where to start? From discussing inexpensive gear we love to tips for winter camping, backpacking and more, here's a list of our 10 most popular episodes to date.

  • Mekenna Malan
Q&A: Everything our resident thru-hiker packs and eats on the trail

Q&A: Everything our resident thru-hiker packs and eats on the trail

How much water does Bryden drink while backpacking? How much extra clothing does he bring on a thru-hike, and what exactly qualifies as a "thru-hike" anyway?
Bringing Pride to local trails: Utah Rainbow Hikers

Bringing Pride to local trails: Utah Rainbow Hikers

Ariel Malan, Brett Quade and Christopher Malan founded the LGBTQIA+ hiking group Utah Rainbow Hikers to foster inclusivity in the local outdoor community. “The outdoors, historically, have been a privileged space,” Christopher Malan says. “Moving forward, I would love to see them as a right for all.”
Meet The Rose Club: Ogden's Female-Focused Skateboard Collective

Meet The Rose Club: Ogden's Female-Focused Skateboard Collective

The Rose Club is helping teach skateboarders of all ages and skill levels how to ollie, shuv-it and kickflip like a girl. 
Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

When backpacking, most of your pack weight comes from your four largest pieces of gear: your pack, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. GEAR:30's resident thru-hiker Bryden Bowley recommends his top picks for each item here, as well as the perfect hiking shoe, water filter, and stove system for your skill level.
Après-Adventure in Ogden: Summer Edition

Après-Adventure in Ogden: Summer Edition

Don't call it sleepy: this little mountain town has plenty of food, beer and entertainment for your après-adventure amusement. For this list, our employees contributed some of their favorite local spots to eat, drink, and hang out after enjoying the outdoor activities Ogden has to offer.