Sleep In The Dirt

Big Agnes Athlete Douglas Hurdle Completes Thru-hiking Triple Crown

The Campfire Chronicles
The Continental Divide Trail, often called  “the big one” by hopeful triple crowners, is not only the longest of the three at over 3,000 miles, but with a slogan of “embrace the brutality” thru-hikers know it is going to be a tough hike. The CDT stretches from Canada to Mexico following the backbone of America through the Rocky Mountains. The trail starts in Montana before traversing through Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and finally finishing up in New Mexico. The trail climbs to high alpine peaks, goes down to the desert floor and everything in between.   Read the rest

Why Outessa Matters

Essays From the Field
"I am a judgmental, stubborn New Englander. It takes a lot for me to admit when I am wrong about something. Outessa grew on me in spite of myself. There is something contagious about being part of a community of people that are so supportive and genuinely excited." Read the rest