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February 2011

Colorado’s Fourteeners by Gerry Roach is a must have guidebook for anyone seeking to climb Colorado’s highest peaks. I recently received a copy of the Third Edition: From Hikes to Climbs, from Fulcrum Publishing and have been thoroughly impressed with the attention to detail. As the subtitle suggests, the book describes everything from summit hikes to technical climbs for more then 31 of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks. Each peak is described from multiple routes ranging from the most popular

Mike Leggett Drives 900 miles across Texas (Recommended Read)Grizzly shares some amazing photos.Grizzly's view from the Pioneer YurtJason is giving away a Gobspark Armageddon firesteelKelly has some interesting thoughts on Big RocksI Review, Interview and Giveaway Francis Tapon's book: Hike Your Own Hike. Click here and enter to win!Steven shares some old Vittorio Sella photographsAn old Vittorio Sella photoJim shares the contents of his first aid kitRon helps us entertain the little ones while campingDavid hits the nail on the

After yesterday's book review and interview with Francis Tapon I am excited to giveaway a hardcover copy of Hike Your Own Hike. Be sure to go read the Book Review and Interview and then enter below:This will be a completely random drawing using Random.org. You have the ability to earn multiple entries by completing more then one of the criteria below. Here are the basic rules for the giveaway:* One Entry: Be a follower of MyLifeOutdoors and submit a

I recently had the pleasure of reading Francis Tapon’s book: Hike Your Own Hike. In 2001 Tapon thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail allowing his experiences to teach him lessons about life along the way. Hike your Own Hike details seven basic life lessons Tapon discovered on his 2,181 mile journey from Maine to Georgia.Click here for a chance to win a copy of Hike Your Own Hike  In a nutshell, Hike Your Own Hike encourages everyone to approach life in a

The Nature Conservancy’s Independence Creek Preserve is hosting an open preserve weekend March 18-20th. "The public is invited to camp, swim in the lakes, hike, picnic, catch-and-release fishing, explore the creek, bird watch and other activities at their leisure. Go and enjoy the onset of spring amid the beauty of a natural oasis in the wilds of West Texas. Independence Creek Independence Creek is a major tributary of the Pecos river. Fed by the Caroline Spring the creek flows

Recently I had the opportunity to ski on the new for 2011 K2 charger skis. I spent 3 days at ski Purgatory skiing in a variety of conditions and I believe I got a good feel for these amazing skis. The Chargers I used measure in at 174 CM long, with tip, waist, and tail measuring 122-74-106. This season rocker is all the rage and all of K2’s new AMP series (including the Charger) has some degree of rocker.

Steve Smith visits Ethan Pond and Mt. WilleyRobert went snowshoeing at Big Sky Resort, MT Jeff comments on federal budget cuts effecting trails.Hiking Lady tries out that funky KT tapeZack reviews the Black Diamond Bullet and Arc’teryx Silo 18Mike goes for a long walkMike's view on the moorsGeorgia ponders our hiking and backpacking responsibilityMungo teaches us how to build a coke can stove Mary ski walks the "Hill of Death"Jason explores Newfields Wildlife Management Area Mary breaks TrailDid you like this

LeftLane Sports has begun a Kelty sale today with up to 55% off Kelty tents, packs, and sleeping bags. If you sign up using the link below you can earn $10 credit toward your first purchase. Be sure and read my LeftLane Sports review before buying.Earn $10 credit when you sign up using this link.Did you like this post? Please share it with your friends! Tweet

I want to start by saying thank you to Liftopia.com for their generous donation of the $50 gift card. Since starting the contest last week we have had over 100 visits to the Liftopia contest post. Last night I closed the the comments and looked to Random.org to decide a winner. Random.org picked the 7th comment which belongs to Leilani over at Ski Like a Girl. Because Leilani decided to follow Liftopa on Twitter she is now the proud recipient