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Opt To Act: Give Back To Nature During Your 52 Hike Challenge 2020

Opt To Act: Give Back To Nature During Your 52 Hike Challenge 2020

Thank you for joining us this year for #OptOutside! Since the new Opt to Act initiative was such a success, now we are encouraging you to continue the effort into the new year and all year long! Join us and REI as we continue to Opt to Act into the new year. In this blog, you will discover the first of 52 action steps to help you Opt to Act all year! Clean up the trails, go on stewardship hikes, and give back to nature when you pursue your 52 Hike Challenge 2020. Read the blog to get started right now.

Using the Cairn App to Track Your 52 Hikes!

Using the Cairn App to Track Your 52 Hikes!

Our friends at Cairn created a video showing how you can track your 52 Hikes using their app. The app is cool because it has local trails, you can...

Guest Blog: My Top 3 Bay Area Hikes By Jaclyn Sanguinetti

Guest Blog: My Top 3 Bay Area Hikes By Jaclyn Sanguinetti

If you had told me a year ago that this girly girl who loves pink, hates being dirty and loves a good Sunday fun-day brunch with the girls would i...

8 Easy Ways You Can Opt To Act Starting Right Now

8 Easy Ways You Can Opt To Act Starting Right Now

This blog post is brought to you in sponsorship with REI Did you know there are over 50 billion pieces of litter lingering on United States roadwa...

Hiking With Sole: Top Tips To Find The Best Hiking Footwear With Quality Soles

Hiking With Sole: Top Tips To Find The Best Hiking Footwear With Quality Soles

Are your hiking shoes providing enough comfort and support so you can go the extra mile? In this blog, you will find out how to make sure your hiking boots fit, what to look for when selecting hiking footwear, why the sole of your trekking shoe is most important, and why we love Vibram soles for all our hikes. Get the tips now.

Powercap 2.0 Headlamp in a Hat

Powercap 2.0 Headlamp in a Hat

Guest Blogger: Tiffany Diehl The Powercap 2.0 is a source of hands free lighting for any outdoor activity. ThePowercap allows the wearer to utilize...

Gear Review: Aroma Coffee Maker by Linkind

Gear Review: Aroma Coffee Maker by Linkind

We all have that one “luxury” item we have to have with us when we’re on trail or camping. For some, it’s a nice chair. For others it’s a sweet tre...

Best Exercises To Do Before A Hike

Best Exercises To Do Before A Hike

Guest Blog by Gabrielle Sales There are different types of hikes to take: easy day hikes, hikes that require camping or longer than a day, long tre...

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Can you imagine your life without clean water?

Just for a moment, try to visualize what that would be like: your drinking water is infested with feces, showers are scarce if at all, and you’re probably really, really sick.

Not just sick with a cold. Sick with a fever. Vomiting. Chills. Headaches. Diarrhea. 

Can you imagine that life?

You probably can’t. Because it’s unimaginable. And because no one should ever have to live without access to clean water.

People shouldn’t have to risk their lives every time they take a drink. Children shouldn’t die from waterborne disease before their 5th birthday. 

And the United Nations agrees. In 2010, the organization deemed clean drinking water and sanitation to be essential human rights for all.

But illnesses due to poor water quality are still happening every day. And they're not going away. Not unless we do something… 

Rowdy Bars: The Prebiotic Protein Bar That Fuels Your Hiking Adventures

Rowdy Bars: The Prebiotic Protein Bar That Fuels Your Hiking Adventures

Are you packing trail food that keeps you energized and alert on your hikes? Find trail food that fuels you. Learn which hiking snacks are good for you, which ingredients to look for and why we love Rowdy Bars, the best prebiotic protein bar out there. Eat right on your next hike starting now.

The Ultimate Backpacking Guide For Beginners In The Backcountry

The Ultimate Backpacking Guide For Beginners In The Backcountry

Going backpacking for the first time? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Backpacking for Beginners. Learn how to stay safe in the backcountry, the best backpacking trails for beginners, and how you can get started right now.

Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Hiking & How To Practice Mindfulness On The Trail

Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Hiking & How To Practice Mindfulness On The Trail

Do you want to feel less stressed, more focused, and even happier in your everyday life? Take a hike. Literally. Hiking is scientifically proven to positively impact your mental health. Discover the healing power of hiking. Learn the top 5 mental health benefits of hiking right now.