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Trip report: Backpacking & ice climbing in the Wind River Range

Trip report: Backpacking & ice climbing in the Wind River Range

This past September wrapped up with snow and ice—and a safe passage from the Elkhart-Pole Creek trailhead to Titcomb Basin over six days.
A Day in the Life of a Thru-Hiker: 808 Miles on the Gröna Bandet

A Day in the Life of a Thru-Hiker: 808 Miles on the Gröna Bandet

An eight-part mini-series chronicling Bryden Bowley's 808-mile Gröna Bandet thru-hike, with videos released throughout the year. 
Gear we love: Totem cams

Gear we love: Totem cams

If you know, you know—Totems are the best camming devices on the market thanks to a patented direct loading system. Simply put, they fit where no other cam will work.
Trip report: Backpacking in Utah's Deseret Peak Wilderness

Trip report: Backpacking in Utah's Deseret Peak Wilderness

Utah's West Desert is often overlooked—and maybe that's all the more reason to venture out into the beautiful solitude the area offers. 
Gear we love: 2022/23 Elan skis and bindings

Gear we love: 2022/23 Elan skis and bindings

Back at GEAR:30 for another winter season, we're excited to offer the 2022/23 collection of Elan skis and bindings, including an all-new touring ski.
Which Utah national park is the best?

Which Utah national park is the best?

So you want to spend some time exploring Utah's national parks, but maybe don't have time to visit all of "The Mighty 5." Which national parks should be at the top of your list?
Gear we love: Western Mountaineering sleeping bags

Gear we love: Western Mountaineering sleeping bags

Read about our favorite features, shop Western Mountaineering, and learn how to wash your down sleeping bag.
The best mountain biking trails near Ogden

The best mountain biking trails near Ogden

A list of our favorite mountain biking trails near Ogden, ranked by skill level. 
  • Mekenna Malan
7 Day Trips from Ogden to Beat the Heat

7 Day Trips from Ogden to Beat the Heat

You could take a dip in the community pool...or you could enjoy all the beauty that a Utah summer has to offer (and stay cool while doing it).
The Best of Ogden: Paddleboarding at Causey Reservoir with NRS

The Best of Ogden: Paddleboarding at Causey Reservoir with NRS

Need to escape the summer heat? Causey Reservoir is a mountain oasis a short drive away from downtown Ogden. Watch our newest Best of Ogden video to see for yourself!
Here's what to do at Ogden's ski resorts this summer

Here's what to do at Ogden's ski resorts this summer

These three ski resorts boast gorgeous scenery and action-packed activities—even in the summer months. And, most importantly, it's a few degrees cooler up there.
Backpacking Gear List: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

Backpacking Gear List: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

While backpacking, most of your pack weight comes from your four largest pieces of gear: your backpack, tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. We recommend our top picks for each of these items here, as well as the perfect hiking shoe, water filter, and stove system for your skill level.