How to Start a Campfire in the Rain

How to Start a Campfire in the Rain

Huddling up around a campfire with a few close friends on a cool, clear evening is one of the few parts of a camping trip that borders downright luxurious. Though a good campfire may feel like a luxury in the best of circumstances, in the worst it’s an absolute necessity. One of the great ironies of camping is that those… Read more →

The National Parks Want to See Your Photography

The National Parks Want to See Your Photography

Photography and the outdoors go together like chocolate and marshmallows on a graham cracker. Photo contests that focus on the wild abound, from the local to the national (and Eureka has been known to welcome submissions), but one annual competition with a particular draw for outdoors enthusiasts stands out, and it just got underway. The national parks system is inviting… Read more →

5 Best Big Cities for Outdoors Lovers to Live in the US

For some hiking, climbing, kayaking, and other outdoor sports are treats that they’re only able to enjoy a few times per year. For residents of these cities, though, all it takes is a couple hours to enjoy the great outdoors. Those fortunate enough to live in these places – whether they’re career outdoor experts or just weekend warriors – can… Read more →

Where to Hike to Search for Bigfoot

Where to Hike to Search for Bigfoot

Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, the Bigfoot myth is a fascinating thing. An extant relic of our evolutionary origins? A mass-hallucinated projection of some unconscious archetype? A conspiracy of fraudsters perpetrated on the overly credulous? Sasquatch may be all or none of these things. But with an ever-mounting body of anecdotal and physical clues, the truth may soon… Read more →