After a few days in the great outdoors, the last thing you want to do when you finally get home is tackle the task of cleaning your gear—we get it. But, as any outdoor enthusiast knows, gear is pricey stuff—and that’s if you buy it once. However, putting in just a little bit of time and effort into keeping your gear cleaned, fixed, and stored properly has big impact on its lifespan and performance.READ MORE
Some epic adventures are worth quitting your life for. We’re talking about the months-long bike tours, the overland trips, and the long distance backpacking trips. In between the epics, though, are a thousand tiny ways to get into the woods, from impromptu paddles to single-night backpacking trips.READ MORE
For many of us, menu planning for a backpacking trip is a last minute consideration. Stop off at a grocery on the way up to the mountains and grab the essentials: mac and cheese, ramen, oatmeal, and, of course, bars, bars, and more bars. But the longer your hike (around the third day of a backpacking trip is usually when it becomes tough to eat another energy bar), the more important it is to vary your diet, both to maintain a high interest in your food and to keep your energy levels up and active. If you’re planning your first long hike, whether it’s for six days or 60, you’ll want to spend some time considering what to eat, how much, and when.READ MORE
Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the long drive home and wondering how you’ll get through five more days before your next big adventure.READ MORE
So much to do, so little time. From the rolling mountains of the Southeast, to the jagged peaks of the West, to the river canyons, waterfalls, and old-growth forests of the Pacific Coast, the Continental United States is home to a lifetime’s worth of places to visit and things to do.READ MORE
Wolf howls to coyote choruses, coughing deer to croaking ravens, chiming spring peepers to melodic whippoorwills—animal sounds add immeasurably to our outdoor-adventuring soundtrack. And sometimes what they add is all-out freaky: demonic, ghostly, or at the very least unsettling vocalizations that sometimes don’t seem quite of this world. Here, with the darker afternoons and longer nights and the extra dose of spookiness that come with them, lend your ears to some of the creepiest critter sounds in North America.READ MORE
There’s no need to wait until warm weather to snooze under the stars. Winter camping in Colorado is a magical experience. The summer crowds are gone, a gentle quiet washes over the woods, and you don’t need to venture far to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. If you’re keen to give winter camping a try, follow these tips to make the most of a snowy night out.READ MORE
If you dream of treading untouched wilderness, watching caribou stream across pristine tundra, and viewing polar bears prowling the coast, there’s one place on Earth with your name on it: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Although the refuge often makes headlines for the decades-old battle against oil drilling that would disrupt its delicate ecological balance, this 19.2-million-acre wildlife sanctuary is truly remarkable for its immaculate wildness. It is a life-changing, otherworldly experience for the few hundreds of people who are bold enough to visit in any given year. Here are eight reasons why you should be one of them:READ MORE
IGLS, Austria – Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher led the USA Luge effort Saturday in the Austrian Tyrol, just outside Innsbruck, as she finished sixth in the season opening World Cup race.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – As the top luge athletes from around the world compete in Europe and North America, USA Luge will bring the thrill of the sport to the masses at ski and board areas during the winter months.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer won his eighth Norton USA Luge National Championship on Saturday in Lake Placid, while Olympic teammate Summer Britcher secured her second U.S. title in conditions that changed from clouds to snow to freezing rain.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – On the first day of the sliding season in Lake Placid, USA Luge announced the re-formation of a doubles team as Pyeongchang silver medalist Chris Mazdzer will race this season with Olympic teammate Jayson Terdiman. The duo competed together in doubles as juniors.
MERANSEN, Italy – Tucker West and Summer Britcher, two-time Olympians and among the fasters starters in the world, captured their respective divisions, Saturday, in the annual international luge start competition in Meransen, Italy. They were the only Americans to make the trip.
This three day event at Crotched Mountain Resort, NH is open to all levels of Telemark skiers. We have a race category for men and women Citizens, Juniors and Experts. Join us for one day or all three. This will be a FIS points race for those expert competitors holding a FIS license. This is the highlight of the season, so put it on your calendar now! If you only attend one event this season, Nationals is always a great time with fellow Tele skiers.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The overnight leaders – Sophie Kirkby, Sean Hollander, Roan Thomas and Sophia Gordon – held on to their respective advantages Sunday at Mount Van Hoevenberg and claimed their respective Norton Youth National Luge Championships.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – USA Luge athletes from the Lake Placid region, who traveled as part of the Junior National Team this winter, were among those posting victories Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg as the Norton Youth Nationals and Seeding Races got underway in comfortable 30 degree conditions.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The USA Luge competitive season comes to an end in March, when the organization hosts its Norton Youth and Junior National Championships and seeding races at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Wide-eyed Olympic rookies Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk led USA Luge with an eighth place finish Wednesday night in the doubles event at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.
Summer Britcher 19th; Emily Sweeney did not finish
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The brilliant career of USA Luge’s Erin Hamlin, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist and two-time World Champion, ended at the Olympic Winter Games Tuesday night as the four-time Olympian placed sixth on a tricky course at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Team USA’s Erin Hamlin, like teammate Chris Mazdzer two nights ago, put herself within reach of the podium Monday night with two of four heats of Olympic luge competition complete at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – In a 15 minute period that displayed the best of Olympic racing, Chris Mazdzer brought USA Luge its long-awaited men’s Olympic medal Sunday night when he scored the silver at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.