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What We Saw at OR This Summer

Show floor at Summer OR Show is a busy place.

The annual Summer Outdoor Retailers Show is the largest gathering of outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers anywhere. It’s where the manufacturers unveil new products to the outlets that will sell them … and to the media. 50 Campfires always attends ...

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7 Things I Won’t Go Canoe Camping Without

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Every year a few friends and I go canoe camping on the St. Croix River. It’s a two-night trip, and we stay at a different campsite each night. I’ve often claimed that canoe camping is “almost” like car camping. You’d ...

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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory – Ghost Town : Gothic, Colorado

Laboratory in a Colorado Ghost Town Gothic, Colorado was a boomtown in the 1880s. The search for fortunes in silver is what brought people to this town just down the road from what today is Crested Butte. But 10 years ...

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Colorado Road Trip Challenge : Road Side Attractions & Junk Food

All epic road trips have a few things in common. They require driving … somewhere … that usually takes hours, if not days, to reach. Even so, there’s often no definitive destination. They truly are more about the journey than ...

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Estes Park Wild Side 4×4 Tours : Take a Ride on the Wild Side

While a Colorado car camping trip is prized for the beautiful and sometimes rugged hiking opportunities, there’s another option. In Estes Park, just outside the Rocky Mountain National Park, the 50 Campfires Team discovered Wild Side 4×4 Tours. A bit ...

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Hiking Into Glenwood Springs Colorado : Glenwood Hot Springs

Hike to Glenwood Springs … and Back Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a little town in a canyon where the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River converge. As you roll into town, you’ll wind through a 12-mile stretch called Glenwood ...

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Colorado River Fishing : Estes Park & Taylor River

Colorado Rocky Mountain FISH! Perhaps more than any other state, Colorado typifies the “mountain lifestyle.” That includes hiking, biking, climbing, and simple appreciation of the scenic beauty and clean air. But consider this: Colorado is also home to more than ...

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So I Tried Vanlife For A Weekend On The North Shore In Minnesota

If you spend any time at all on Instagram you probably know that #vanlife is a thing. A quick search of the hashtag pulls up over three million photos of attractive people living lovely carefree lives in their decked out ...

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10 Reasons Why You Need To Add The GoPro Mountain Games To Your Bucket List.

I’ll be the first to admit it. Other than a four year hiatus to the Sierras during college, I don’t visit the mountains nearly enough. If you live near them, then you already know (and probably take for granted) their ...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father's Day Gifts

A Father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light to show us the way… The 50 Campfires team has assembled a great list of gifts for the outdoorsy ...

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