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Backpacking 38 Miles to a Glacier—That Could Disappear by 2030

Backpacking 38 Miles to a Glacier—That Could Disappear by 2030

Glaciologists have predicted that, if carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, all glaciers inside Glacier National Park will disappear by the year 2030.
Gear Up for Fall: 6 Picks for the New Season

Gear Up for Fall: 6 Picks for the New Season

Fall is the prime season for getting back outside and enjoying all the camping, hiking, climbing, and biking we put off during the sweltering months of summer. No matter how you choose to get out there, here’s some of our favorite gear to help you do it.
Watching the Sunrise From America's Highest Peak

Watching the Sunrise From America's Highest Peak

At 14,505 feet, Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Watching the sunrise from the peak was worth the 2 AM wake-up call.
Need someone to hike with? Join one of these Northern Utah hiking groups

Need someone to hike with? Join one of these Northern Utah hiking groups

While a solo hike can be just what the doctor ordered, our local trails are just too beautiful to be enjoyed alone.
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?