Life Outdoors

Stories and experiences encompassing a spread of outdoor enthusiasms, from the Backcountry to the Backyard™. What keeps you outdoors?

The San Diego Trans County Trail connects the Salton Sea to the Pacific Ocean via a series of trails and roads, including the California Riding and Hiking Trail in Anza Borrego Desert Park (seen here).
Article  Jan 13, 2022

Treeline Review: San Diego Trans Country Trail: A Guide to hiking and Backpacking

Jenn Pharr Davis standing behind with her hiking pack on.
Article  Jan 13, 2022

ASTRAL: the best case for doing less and resting more this winter.

Article  Jan 04, 2022

Risk Mitigation

Hiker on trail in the High Sierra with blue skies and granite peaks
Article  Jan 03, 2022

Post-Hike Blues: Why Walking Across the Country Makes You Feel So Bad

Woman takes in a view while backpacking
Article  Dec 23, 2021

Why I Quit My Thru-Hike: Mental Health and Hiking

Youth and Veterans from the Soul River Scout Deployment Sitting in a circle outside
Article  Dec 23, 2021

Discovering Self on the Deschutes: Voices and Writings from the Soul River Youth 2021 Scout Deployment

Product Photo of Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Fabric Treatment

Insect Repellent

A Sawyer MINI water filter.

Water Filters

A Sawyer Sam Splint Product in Packaging

First Aid

Product Photo of Sawyer Stay Put Sunscreen


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