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Alpinistas School: Backpacking 101

Posted by Alpinistas on Apr 08, 2021

Backpacking Made Easy! First Steps To Overnighting In The Wilderness.If you’re an experienced or even casual hiker, you might have thought once or twice about strapping a backpack on and staying in the wilderness overnight. Backpacking is an excellent mix of hiking and camping all in one. It allows …

Essentials To Bring On Your Day Hike

Posted by Alpinistas on Apr 01, 2021

The essential items to bring on a day hike can really vary depending on the destination, how long you expect to hike, the time of year and what the weather forecast says.For shorter hikes, you can be a bit more flexible than the typical 10 systems suggested for backpacking and remote backcountry tra …

Winter Travel Road Restrictions & What They Mean

Posted by Alpinistas on Dec 29, 2020

If you are heading to a snowy destination, there is a big chance you will encounter some sort of road restriction put out by the local Department of Transportation. This is especially true if your travel occurs during a storm.Here we explain what these restrictions are so that you are informed and …

5 Skin Track Hacks to Crush Your Next Splitboard Tour!

Posted by Alpinistas on Dec 04, 2020

Backcountry snowboarding wouldn’t be complete without the uphill battle on the skin track. Don’t worry, we have some tips for you to try out on your next shred mission.Here are 5 hacks to help you crush the next splitboard tour!1. Change Your Style!If your hips are hurting, notice if you are using t …

​Crampons, Microspikes or Snowshoes? What’s a Girl to Choose?

Posted by Alpinistas on Feb 12, 2020

How to make the best decision on what type of traction to pack for your next adventure.Unfortunately, it isn’t always a straightforward answer! Not only do brand new hikers face this dilemma but also seasoned backcountry gals. We are here to guide you through a few things to think about before setti …

What To Do When You Can't Afford a Backcountry Setup?

Posted by Alpinistas on Feb 15, 2014

I bet that if you clicked the headline then this article totally describes you. You got that urge to break away from the crowds. Resorts are overwhelmed with people and social distancing is making those lift lines extra long. The reservation system is a bust. Not to mention the huge desire to shred …