PMags.com http://www.pmags.com Practical advice and musings on the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and camping. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:05:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Soapstone Prairie Natural Area http://www.pmags.com/soapstone-prairie-natural-area http://www.pmags.com/soapstone-prairie-natural-area#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:09:31 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11568 A hike to an area of the High Plains outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Wildflowers and birds were in abundance. And somewhere the bison roamed. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/soapstone-prairie-natural-area/feed 5 East Shore Trail – CDT Trail Work http://www.pmags.com/east-shore-trail-cdt-trail-work http://www.pmags.com/east-shore-trail-cdt-trail-work#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:11:24 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11552 Some trail work on the CDT with the Continental Divide Trail Work Coalition near Grand Lake, Colorado. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/east-shore-trail-cdt-trail-work/feed 0 Gear review: BDU pants http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-bdu-pants http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-bdu-pants#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:39:32 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11539 Need some durable, versatile and inexpensive pants for trailwork and other outdoor activities? Consider some military style Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) pants. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-bdu-pants/feed 3 Diamond Lake Delight http://www.pmags.com/diamond-lake-delight http://www.pmags.com/diamond-lake-delight#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:33:30 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11533 An after work jaunt to a sub-alpine lake is perfect for seeing a gorgeous place without the weekend crowds. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/diamond-lake-delight/feed 0 The fine art of the truck bivy http://www.pmags.com/the-fine-art-of-the-truck-bivy http://www.pmags.com/the-fine-art-of-the-truck-bivy#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:53:52 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11518 Maximize weekend time and camp near the trailhead. Do a truck bivy! ]]> http://www.pmags.com/the-fine-art-of-the-truck-bivy/feed 4 Ferris Mountain WSA Walkabout http://www.pmags.com/ferris-mountain-wsa-walkabout http://www.pmags.com/ferris-mountain-wsa-walkabout#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:51:19 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11499 A backpack of the length of the Ferris Mountains. An obscure range in Wyoming with no maintained trails. A wonderful and isolated jaunt. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/ferris-mountain-wsa-walkabout/feed 4 Memento mori http://www.pmags.com/memento-mori http://www.pmags.com/memento-mori#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:50:31 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11476 Musings on a Roman fresco. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/memento-mori/feed 2 Three simple outdoor guidelines http://www.pmags.com/three-simple-outdoor-guidelines http://www.pmags.com/three-simple-outdoor-guidelines#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:10:50 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11450 Three guidelines for the outdoors: be safe, be courteous of others and their experience, have fun. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/three-simple-outdoor-guidelines/feed 1 There’s an app for that – Useful outdoor apps http://www.pmags.com/theres-an-app-for-that-useful-outdoor-apps http://www.pmags.com/theres-an-app-for-that-useful-outdoor-apps#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:44:10 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11432 Smart devices can be a useful tool for the outdoors. Here are some apps I have found useful. These apps are not for connectivity, but for use in the field. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/theres-an-app-for-that-useful-outdoor-apps/feed 1 REI’s #optinside campaign http://www.pmags.com/reis-optinside-campaign http://www.pmags.com/reis-optinside-campaign#comments Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:27:50 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11423 Having big sales for the outdoors on weekends rather than weekdays and evenings? Because a lifestyle is being sold. Selling outdoor gear is secondary. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/reis-optinside-campaign/feed 8