Epic Hikes of the World

There's nothing better than being outdoors, hiking a trail, and connecting with mother nature. That's the dream after all - to travel the world, explore amazing places, and still be able to pay the bills. If I can't be outdoors hiking and having fun, … [Read more...]

Solo Stove Campfire is what campers need

Gear that truly impresses me is rare. That's not to say that there isn't a TON of great gear out there but I have become more of a minimalist - at least moving in that direction in terms of gear - in recent years. My kit for backpacking includes … [Read more...]

7 unique gift ideas for outdoor adventurers

Don't fall into the same trap this year.  Forget the hiking boots, new pack, latest tech gadget that you'll only carry once or twice on the trail.  Put your hard earned money into unique gift ideas for the outdoor adventurer in your life.  Here are a … [Read more...]

Wilderness Douchebag Identification System

Every outdoor adventure attracts some type of douchebag that challenges everything you find sacred about the wilderness. This guide won’t help you handle yourself in such situations but it will help you identify the type of douchebags that you may … [Read more...]

Family Camping Gone Bad – How to Recover

My first camping experience as a first time mother, with a brand new family of three, was absolutely awful! Our baby boy was six months at the time and we had planned two camping trips for the Summer 2010.  We were extremely excited to go on our … [Read more...]

ParksFolio offers a snapshot of the National Parks

Killer photos and the stories behind them find a home at ParksFolio Our family of outdoor bloggers here at Trail Sherpa have a strong desire to explore and tell stories so it was only natural that we would create ParksFolio. ParksFolio is a … [Read more...]

Introducing Douzie.com

If you seek outdoor adventure, then Douzie.com is for you We are very excited about, Douzie.com, the newest addition to the Trail Sherpa family of sites.  Douzie is an ongoing discussion about outdoor adventure. We set the stage with a scenario or … [Read more...]

Reflections of an Elder Hiker

“Lines form on my face and hands. Lines form from the ups and downs… I'm in the middle, the middle of life. I'm a boy and I'm a man…” I’m Eighteen ~ Alice Cooper When I was a young lad I recall watching my father shave, fascinated with the process … [Read more...]

Create a Hiking Trip Plan

 "Safety doesn't happen by accident.”  ~Author Unknown Safety precautions taken when hiking can mean the difference between life and death. Hiking safely means you sign in at trailheads, correctly know and use navigational skills, carry … [Read more...]

Diaper bags are changing the adventure of parenthood

Diaper bags are one of those things that every new mom decides she absolutely needs….and then often ends up in the back of a closet because it isn’t as functional as she wanted or her carefully planned baby organization goes out the window. Not to … [Read more...]

The Science of Sleeping Bag Design

The science behind sleeping bag design is at once simple, and yet very complicated.  For many years sleeping bag designs have changed and evolved to incorporate the latest technological breakthroughs and use the latest innovative fabrics and … [Read more...]

Interview with TETON Sports designer Shawn Parry

The new Teton Sports Mammoth Sleeping Bag My first sleeping bag was a substantial puffy cocoon lined in soft cotton, nothing like the gossamer light, synthetic-lined bags I carry backpacking today. In a less tangible way, my first bag made me feel … [Read more...]

Winter activities in Utah and Idaho

This year's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market was all about fun winter activities in Utah and Idaho for me. Everyone thinks that the OR Show is just a grind of work meetings, gear demos, and long conversations about technical specs for the newest … [Read more...]

The Badass Day Hiker’s Gear List

Share this Infographic on your site: Who doesn't love a great gear list!  Well this one is designed specifically for day hikers and includes not only the gear you should consider but also spaces to add … [Read more...]

Our plan to make 2013 awesome

No doubt, we want to make 2013 awesome.  And 2012 was a great year for our fledgling company. Trail Sherpa is starting to hit a stride and we are thankful for all the readers that visit TrailSherpa.com every day as well as the outdoor bloggers we … [Read more...]

Winter Gear Giveaway: Week 3

Winter Gear Giveaway is almost over! It's been a great two weeks of giveaways and we're going to finish this out with style.  Starting Thanksgiving Day, you can win some fantastic outdoor gear from Trail Sherpa and our friends including these … [Read more...]

Winter Outdoor Giveaway: Week 2

Week 2 of the Winter Outdoor Giveaway is here so you get a second chance at some awesome winter gear. We've added a new entry option called Refer-A-Friend.  Use this entry option to score up to 10 bonus entries!  Here's how it works: After you … [Read more...]

Winter Outdoor Giveaway: Week 1

Let's get this winter outdoor giveaway started! Entering is easy, just click on the entry options below to secure your chances.  The more you enter the better chance you'll have to win this fantastic gear: Backpackers Pantry Freeze Dried … [Read more...]

Winter Gear Giveaway Starts Thursday

Winter Gear Giveaway is about to kick off We're at it again!  Get ready for 3 weeks of killer winter gear giveaways starting this Thursday from Trail Sherpa and our friends including these fine bloggers: Hiking the Trail Wilderness Dave A … [Read more...]

Gear List for Hiking the Narrows in Zion

The Narrows in Zion National Park offer a supreme challenge to both the day hiker and overnight backpacker. Day hikers that wish to tackle the Narrows in Zion from the bottom up must walk upstream against the current.  The current of the Virgin … [Read more...]

Voice overs for gear reviews

Voice overs, a cheap solution to poor audio One of the hardest things about amateur videography that I've faced is problems with audio. Simple point and shoot cameras and basic camcorders have come a very long way in terms of image quality, but they … [Read more...]

Vote for the Planet Works to Secure $500,000 for Environmental Causes

A few weeks ago we were approached by John of OurEarth.org regarding their upcoming campaign to raise funds for a coalition of outdoor and environmental non-profits. The coalition, Vote for the Planet, was formed to help the member organizations … [Read more...]

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is fast approaching

We're headed to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is hosted at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City from August 2-5 with an open air demo at Jordanelle State Park on August 1, 2012. This will be the first trip for … [Read more...]

How To: Create a Gear Review

You've successfully landed a gear sponsor and now it's time to create your gear review.  That is the trade off isn't it?  With Sherpa Sites, gear reviews are easy. We've built a custom post template into each Sherpa Site that allows you to create … [Read more...]