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Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway – Digital Week

It's time for our next gear giveaway!  This week is all about digital gear, and a few pieces of tangible gear too.  Entering is easy and you have numerous ways to get entries. The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear … [Read more...]

Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway – Sea to Summit Week

It's easy to enter to win this great gear! Just scroll down to the entry widget and click away! Here's what's up for grabs this week: Grand Prize: Sea To Summit Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil View Dry Sack Sea To … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Use Sherpa Sites for a Killer Outdoor Blog

Sherpa Sites launched last week and we've been talking with interested bloggers ever since.  One of the most asked questions we get is "How is Sherpa Sites different than WordPress or Blogger?"  We've answered that question before with this … [Read more...]

Survival Week: Spring Into Adventure Survival Gear Giveaway

Enter Now!  Scroll down and secure as many entries as you can. Week 2 is Survival Week and this survival gear giveaway will certainly impress! The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear giveaways courtesy of Trail Sherpa, The … [Read more...]

Setting @yourdomain.com Email on Your Sherpa Site

Q: Once I've mapped my domain (ex: www.mydomain.com), can I have email addresses at my domain (ex: me@mydomain.com) A: You bet! We can help you set up email on your Sherpa Site. When we set up your hosting, you will automatically be able to … [Read more...]

Enter to Win! The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway!

Enter Now!  Scroll down and secure as many entries as you can. The day has finally arrived!  The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear giveaways courtesy of Trail Sherpa, The Outdoor Adventure, My Life Outdoors, Wilderness … [Read more...]

The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway

It's the time of year when hikers and backpackers come out of hibernation and start planning their Spring and Summer adventures on the trail. We want to equip you for your next big trip. Trail Sherpa has teamed up with five other blogs to bring you … [Read more...]

Backpacking recipes for Havasu Falls 2012

Havasu Falls 2012 is fast approaching and since this is my second time I thought it was worthy of a few new backpacking recipes.  My first trip in 2010 was all about the experience and my nutrition came in the form of MREs and PB&J sandwiches. … [Read more...]

#1000Words: The mail mules of Havasu Falls

The #1000Words series highlights the images we’ve captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes “A picture’s worth a thousand words” and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

Wine Tasting: Red Rock Winery 2008 Reserve Merlot

I first saw this wine on the shelves a few weeks ago, snapped a photo on my Blackberry and sent it to a few hiking friends.  How could a wine with a cairn for a logo and a name shared by my favorite local hiking spot not catch my eye!  Look, I'm not … [Read more...]

#1000Words: This is Why

The #1000Words series highlights the images we’ve captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes “A picture’s worth a thousand words” and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

#1000Words: Raintree makes old look good

The #1000Words series highlights the images we've captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes "A picture's worth a thousand words" and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

Sherpa Sites for hikers, backpackers, and outdoor brands

As outdoor bloggers, we are constantly looking for new ways to tell our stories and distribute them to the people that are interested in the great outdoors.  We've been discussing this process internally here at Trail Sherpa as a team for quite some … [Read more...]

#1000Words: Grand Teton National Park

The #1000Words series highlights the images we’ve captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes “A picture’s worth a thousand words” and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

#1000Words: Hiking with kids

The #1000Words series highlights the images we've captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes "A picture's worth a thousand words" and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

#1000Words: Are we really ever off the grid?

The #1000Words series highlights the images we've captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes "A picture's worth a thousand words" and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

Interview: Breadcrumbs – A GPS mapping app

We've been testing every GPS mapping app and plugin we could find here on Trail Sherpa.  And the results have been disappointing.  That is, until we found Breadcrumbs. Their web-based GPS track management app is very easy to use, intuitive for the … [Read more...]

Interview: Rafflecopter

I had an opportunity to use Rafflecopter recently for a giveaway we were doing on Trail Sherpa to accompany our first gear review of the Geigerrig Hydration System.  The promotion went seamlessly and one lucky hiker walked away with a new Geigerrig … [Read more...]

The Basics: 5 things to take with you on a day hike

I have been reading lots of stories of day hikes gone wrong lately.  I covered the topic of rescues in Yosemite in a post a few weeks ago. And this week another story of rescue hit the press. He went off trail and found himself stuck with no cell … [Read more...]

Safely finding and pushing your limits as a hiker

It's not always easy to find our limits as day hikers.  Some physical limits can only be defined in extreme conditions, maybe only under the harshest weather or terrain.  Mental limits can present themselves regardless of the conditions, terrain, or … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Summiting Bridge Mountain

I first hiked Bridge Mountain in April 2010 and failed to complete the hike.  You can read about that attempt here.  I was out of shape, no experience with Class 3 climbing techniques, and fully exhausted after the initial 150 ft climb.  This attempt … [Read more...]

$2,500,000 to rescue hikers? I think we can do better.

A recent post on Yosemiteblog.com highlights the issue that the park is having with unnecessary rescues. Ill prepared and too confident for their own good, many day hikers are taking bold risks, betting against Mother Nature, and coming up short … [Read more...]

How do you measure your blog’s progress?

I spend my days managing the efforts of our web design team and conferring with our social media guidance clients on the progress of their online activities.  It makes sense that I would drink my own Kool Aid don’t you think. My team is very … [Read more...]

I just filed my first Trail Report

I have successfully entered my first Trail Report on Trail Sherpa. I hiked 12.5 miles at the Greensboro Watershed, which is about 40 miles from my home west of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Note our trail reports are split into tabs -- one for … [Read more...]