Outdoor Retailer: “Super-Charged” Solar Phone Cases from Secur

Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development–and they aren’t afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built into a sturdy case that attaches to the …

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Trip Report: Enchanting Adventures at Enchanted Rock

In the heart of Texas stands a rock formation with adventures for almost all of the outdoorsy types, carrying with it a bit of folklore as well. Enchanted Rock lies in the middle of hill country, 15 miles north of Fredricksburg and 15 miles south of Llano. This pink granite dome rises to a lofty 1,825 …

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April Photo and Contribution Contest Winners

Congratulations to this month’s contest winners! Scott Anderson posted the top-rated photo (above) and James Tracy rated the most photos. They’ll take home $50 and $25 REI gift cards respectively. James Tracy was also one of the top photo and review contributors in April, along with hoss. For their contributions each will receive a $25 …

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March Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Scott Anderson for posting the most highly rated hiking photo in March! Scott’s photo of the climb up to Sleeping Indian near Buena Vista, CO with snow on the ground clearly captured the imagination of many viewers. First tracks AND hiking in a t-shirt in Colorado in March–so jealous! James Tracy rated the most …

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Review: Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack

Are you a commuter, student, or hiker that could use a dependable daypack? Look no further than the Granite Rocx Tahoe! The Tahoe is a casual 35-liter pack that combines simplicity of design with fantastic functionality.  It is the only pack in its class that includes a cooler, bottom straps, and the ability to hold …

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