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Berry Picker Trail — Vail, Colorado

August 27, 2015
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This post is sponsored by RockResorts. All opinions are my own.

I’ll own it: I spend far less time in Vail than most people in Colorado. It’s not too far from the city– two hours– but for some reason, I never end up in that neck of the woods. Fortunately, Will’s company sponsors a ridiculously awesome retreat every summer, choosing a different mountain town as its site. This year, they chose nearby Beaver Creek, so Will and I headed to the hills to party!

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Leave No Trace: The Logic Behind Some of the Rules

August 26, 2015
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Sometimes social media infuriates me. And really, it’s not social media: it’s knowing about the things that I see on social media.

A couple days ago, I saw a photo on Facebook that was posted by a guy I like to follow; he has thousands of followers. He is an outdoor adventurer and takes beautiful photos…usually. In this particular snap, it was a gorgeous sunset shot where the three guys were silhouetted against the fading colors of the sky. Next to them were their two tents, smashed right up against the side of the glassy lake.

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A Dip Into Van Life: Our Kurgo Road Trip Adventure

August 20, 2015
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I don’t talk about it much on my blog, but our wedding is quickly approaching. In fact, it’s just over two weeks away.

Yowza!

Naturally, life is a bit bonkers with wedding planning and work and life, but more importantly: we’re planning our Kurgo honeymoon!

Quick refresher: a few months back, Kurgo hosted a contest where winners would receive $5000 to take their pooch on a puppy adventure. We submitted a video, went through an interview process, and dealt with an online voting contest {my favorite.} In the end, we were crowned one of the four winners; Tally gets an adventure!

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Sub Sports Fitness Outfit Giveaway

August 17, 2015
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I’m in the weeds over here, struggling to balance work + blog + freelance deadlines + wedding planning, so naturally, my own fitness has been shoved to the back burner. {Here’s to getting back on the wagon tomorrow!} I figure if I’m having a hard time playing catchup with my own muscles, maybe hosting a giveaway for something fitness-y will give me a jumpstart!?

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Man vs. Animal: The Yellowstone Bear

August 11, 2015
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If you follow any outdoorsy sites, you’ve likely already heard the news: a hiker was killed by a grizzly and her cub last week in Yellowstone National Park.

When I first read the story, my immediate reaction was to investigate this hiker. So often, humans get involved and do stupid stuff around wildlife {hello! Bear selfies?!} that I can’t help but question the impetus of the attacks. However, it appears that this man– recently identified as Lance Crosby– was a seasoned hiker, knowledgeable in the ways of the backcountry. He was a Montana-based as a long-term seasonal employee of the park. He lived in the park for five years as an employee of Medcor, the company that runs the park’s three urgent-care clinics. Crosby was a regular on the trails and knew what he was doing.

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