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Winter Adventures: Tips for Adventuring In Cold Weather from the CMT Outbounders - Winter Camping
January 26, 2021

Winter Adventures: Tips for Adventuring In Cold Weather from the CMT Outbounders

Just because the weather is colder and there may be snow on the ground doesn’t mean the adventures need to stop.  Quite the opposite in fact!  Our Outbounders are vets when it comes to getting outside and turning winter into a wonderland.  We asked our Outbounders how they brave the cold and chase after their favorite winter adventures.  Check out what they had to say! 

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Intro to Solo Backpacking: Tips for Camping Alone in the Backcountry
June 09, 2020

Intro to Solo Backpacking: Tips for Camping Alone in the Backcountry

Thinking about going solo?  Backpacking alone is a rewarding and challenging experience.  Incorporate these camping tips into your planning to stay safe and get the most of your trip. 

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Easy Access Backpacking: A Trip to Shi Shi Beach
September 04, 2019

Easy Access Backpacking: A Trip to Shi Shi Beach

There’s a thrill that comes from seeing the edge of something – a cliff, a horizon, a coastline. That’s it. That’s where it all ends. What’s over the edge? You can google it, sure, or you can let your imagination run for a while. If you’re looking for an all-time edge – a place that really whips the imagination into a frenzy – head to Shi Shi Beach on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Sitting in the upper left corner of the continental United States (yes you can see Canada from the beach), Shi Shi is an accessible backpacking destination ideal for families, novice backpackers and veterans looking to warm up to or unwind from a gnarly season in the backcountry. 

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Solo Backpacking in the Glacier Peak Wilderness:  A Journey of Self-Care, Summer Snow and Overcoming Fear 
August 21, 2019

Solo Backpacking in the Glacier Peak Wilderness:  A Journey of Self-Care, Summer Snow and Overcoming Fear 

The great outdoors provide us with the best experiential multi-tool in existence. They offer up a mind-blowingly diverse array of experiences for those who dare to venture out from the comfort of their couch. I go outside for so many different reasons: to have fun, reflect, push boundaries, confront fears, connect to people more deeply, and ultimately to put life into perspective, be humbled and feel small. It was in pursuit of some of these reasons that I found myself packing a bag on a warm Friday evening in mid-July for a trip into the Central Cascades.

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