In an attempt to meet a $20-million budget shortfall, the National Park Service will offer animal-human interactive experiences for the 2012 spring and summer tourist season, reports the Department of the Interior today.
"Get the gear!" say Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, stars of "Portlandia," a series of short clips that parody life in Portland, Oregon. If finding just the right soft shell has ever turned your "alpine start" into an "after-lunch start," check out the following funny episode.
REI just released this infographic on "How to Choose & Use a Backpack." In a brief layout, it covers a fair amount of introductory info for the beginning pack buyer/carrier in an easy-to-read format.
Some Friday fun, straight from "America's Finest News Source," The Onion: Yellowstone National Park Concerned About Competing 'Yello-Stone Natural Park'...
Pactiv, a leader in the consumer and food service industries, is entering the outdoor market. The company’s new flagship line of super affordable, ultralight, waterproof shells are aimed at budget backpackers, families and leaders of large youth groups, and anyone with a disdain for outdoor logos, fashion, or decent fit.
Best pre-OR press release: Hi-Tec announces it is petitioning the International Olympic Committee to have “Liquid Mountaineering” (running on water) officially recognized as an Olympic sport.
From TheOnion.com, just in time for Memorial Day (psst...it's satire): With their current condition "marginally breathtaking at best," America's national...