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The National Park Service is Watching Your Instagram

Most days, Instagram looks like the wild west of Leave No Trace Principles¬†and proper stewardship rules in the wilderness. On nature pages across the app, scenes of rule breaking are shared and loved. Remote areas in the wilderness become shutterbug shrines, luring scores of outdoor enthusiasts. Birds are fed, signs are ignored and laws are …

Three Amazing Backpacks for Day Hikers

I love backpacks. In fact, I love backpacks so much, I have an entire collection of them. I have so many backpacks, I have backpacks where I put my other backpacks. It is ridiculous. When I walk into REI or any of the other outdoor shops around the Seattle area, the first place I walk …