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The Best Camping Gear for Dogs

Taking your furry four-legged friend camping means more than tossing an extra blanket in the car. Take our word for it, we’ve learned from experience. Here at the 50 Campfires base camp, our dog
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The Best Camping Gear for Dogs

Taking your furry four legged friend camping means more than tossing an extra blanket in the car. Take our word for it, we’ve learned from experience. Here at the 50 Campfires base camp, our dog
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Happy New Year From The Big Outside

Where will you adventure in 2016? Here’s a little inspiration from one of my trips this year, hiking in Grand Teton National Park, which I will write about in 2016 at The Big Outside. Looking fo
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Northern Tool Kindling Cracker: Review

The most dangerous part of the campfire isn’t the fire. Once it gets going, a campfire is pretty safe. I’d argue that cutting kindling is the most dangerous part. The quickest way to get a
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Ask Me: Where Should Our Family Backpack in the Grand Canyon?

Dear Michael, My wife and I take our kids to Ketchum, Idaho, every summer and became fans of your site by finding your great recommendations and tips for the White Cloud Mountains. We are now planning
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Photo Gallery: 11 National Parks, One Year

By Michael Lanza Backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier (lead photo, above) national parks. Hiking to Yosemite’s waterfalls. Paddlin
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New Year Resolution: Getting Unplugged

By Michael Lanza This winter, for the ninth year in a row, my family will do something we have eagerly anticipated annually for almost as long as my children’s memory reaches backward. It will i
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Happy Holidays From The Big Outside

On the Navajo Loop-Queens Garden Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park. Wishing you a happy holiday season with a view along the Navajo Loop-Queens Garden Loop, my favorite hike in Bryce Canyon National
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