Why it's a Real Mistake To Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking

Posted by Kim Freitas on September 18, 2017 7:46:07 AM MDT

Sarah Savage was alone in the woods and didn’t know which way to turn. She had been eager to explore the Appalachian Trail when she moved to Pennsylvania and discovered that her house was near an access point. But not long after she took off from the trailhead, the path branched in different directions. She wasn’t carrying a cellphone or a map. Nervous, she turned back.


Renowned Astronomer Jill Tarter Says Eclipse Reminds Us We're Earthlings

Posted by Kim Freitas on August 24, 2017 8:15:57 AM MDT

An award-winning astronomer famous for her search for extraterrestrial intelligence spoke to a sold out audience at the Lander high school the night before the eclipse.


Recreation economy accounts for 50,000 Wyoming jobs

Posted by Kim Freitas on August 7, 2017 8:00:44 AM MDT

Recreation continues to play an important and growing role in Wyoming’s economy, according to a report released July 26 by the Outdoor Industry Association, a trade organization.


Genius Tips to Master Campsite Baking

Posted by Kim Freitas on August 2, 2017 8:48:31 AM MDT

A week into her first-ever NOLS class, deep in the wilderness, Katherine Boehrer experienced the biggest shock of the trip, at dinnertime. “They made this chocolate cake. I didn’t know you could make a cake in the backcountry,” she says. “And it was so comforting; it was like a taste of home.”


How to Ford a River

Posted by Kim Freitas on August 1, 2017 11:06:39 AM MDT

Veterans group uses the outdoors, mountaineering to prevent suicides

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 24, 2017 9:48:35 AM MDT

It wasn’t one event in the outdoors that saved Andrew Collins’ life.


Getting Kids Into the Outdoors Starts in the Backyard

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 21, 2017 8:09:00 AM MDT

Any parent who grew up ruling the neighborhood streets on their bike, climbing trees, or flipping over rocks to see what they could scare up will want their kids to do the same.


Should You Become a Wilderness First Responder?

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 18, 2017 8:59:07 AM MDT

Exploring Arizona can be beautiful, breathtaking and sometimes even thrilling. From rocky Grand Canyon trails to the secluded Sedona wilderness, thousands of hikers venture away from civilization.


How To Be a Nature Lover Without Leaving a Footprint

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 12, 2017 10:47:33 AM MDT

“It’s a madhouse” is the first thing that my wife and I thought as we arrived at Anza-Borrego on a Thursday morning in March. We wanted to see the wildflower superblooms and thought we’d beat the crowd by visiting midweek. Everybody else clearly had the same idea. Hundreds of cars were trying to shoehorn into the tiny lot of state park headquarters. We aborted and drove past the dozens of frustrated drivers that had just pulled themselves off the road haphazardly like pick-up-sticks.


Why good leaders need to be comfortable with uncertainty

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 6, 2017 2:02:48 PM MDT

As the first American—and first woman—to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo, Tori Murden McClure is no stranger to challenges.