Trip Report: Mt. St. Helens Loowit Trail

It will be thirty-five years on May 18 since Mt. St. Helens erupted and blasted off its top 3000 feet.  Mt. St. Helens is mostly quiet today, slowly rebuilding its dome in its deep north-side crater, and re-establishing vegetation and faunal communities in its blasted areas. You can witness nature being reborn here.
Next Adventure Outdoor School Guide Greg was up hiking, camping, and exploring the snow conditions at timberline a few weeks back.
Read more for his adventures.

Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking Clinic

Are you struggling up trail under a heavy pack? Still carrying your old gear from the 1990's? Do your knees hurt after a day on trail from a heavy pack? Do you want to become an Ultra Light Backpacker, but don't know where to begin? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this clinic is perfect for you.

5 Reasons To Stand Up Paddleboard

If you’ve been to a river, lake, or ocean anytime over the past few years, chances are you’ve seen someone on a stand up paddleboard. As a beach dweller, you may have pondered, “Hey, I wonder if that would be fun?” News flash: it is. Here’s 5 reasons why this is the year to get started.

Snow Peak Titanium Spork Review

The Snow Peak Titanium Spork is the perfect crossover utensil for camping: stabs like a fork and scoops like a spoon. Swing by Next Adventure for all your camping needs and check out the video below of staffer Johnny explaining why this spork is the bee's knees.

Staying Found - Free Map & Compass Clinic

If you head into the wilderness, you should know how to use a map and compass. Next Adventure is holding a FREE clinic to teach you land navigation skills at 7 p.m. at the Grand Store in Portland, Oregon. Read more for details.

Event Report: Crowley Creek Stampede

Next Adventure Flight Team member Cindy recently made a trip down to the Lone Star state where she had the chance to compete in a few tournaments. Cindy absolutely cleaned up (as usual) and brought home some hardware. Read more to find out how she did!

MSR Twin Sisters 2 Shelter Review

Next Adventure staffer Peter walks us through the MSR Twin Sisters 2 Person Shelter which weights in at a mere 2 lbs 1 oz. This shelter is ideal for the ultra-light backpacker or thru-hiker looking to go even lighter than a traditional tent. The shelter can be assembled with trekking poles or the aluminum poles and is designed for all-season use.

2016 Dakine Preview

Next Adventuer staffer Anthony had the chance to peep the 2016 Dakine lineup at SIA and was fortunate enough to snap some photos to share the top secret intel! Read more for a sneak peek at 2016 Dakine packs, gear, and outerwear.

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