April Top Photo and Review Contributors

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Congratulations to our top photo and review contributors in April, James Tracy and Ti. Each will receive a $25 REI gift card for their work. April was the last month for our contribution contest, though you can still earn points and unlock topo map access in our app and on Tripleblaze.com by adding your campground …

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Tripleblaze Photo and Review Contest Winners, Q1 2016

April wildflowers at Fort Ord near Monterey, CA.

Congratulations to our top photo and review contributors through the first 3 months of the year! January: deep_13 and James Tracy February: papasmurf454 and James Tracy March: papasmurch454 and James Tracy This month (April) will be the last month for the Tripleblaze contribution contest so make this one count! We’re looking at other ways to …

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GSI Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottle Review

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If you are anything like me, coffee is a staple in your outdoor lifestyle. Even if you don’t share the same love for coffee, or you are taking a break from the caffeinated life, you may find another use for storing hot and cold beverages when traveling or adventuring.  The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Vacuum …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: November 11

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To honor our Veterans the National Park Service has waived entrance fees for all Americans November 11th. If you know a Veteran, take them out for a hike, or even better: camping. Start planning your trip today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back rate your camp, hike, or cave, leave a comment and share your …

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August and September Top Contributors

Taken near the top of Pikes Peak in August.

Apologies for the delay… and happy fall! Thanks to our top camping and hiking photo and review contributors in August, James Tracy and papasmurf454. And congratulations to our September top contributors, James Tracy and deep_13. Each winner will receive a $25 REI gift card for their help in making Tripleblaze the most comprehensive resource for …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: September 26

Summer is almost over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop now! In honor of National Public Lands Day, the National Park service has waived entrance fees September 26th. Get out there and explore our public lands! Photo: Melissa Peacock. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back …

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July Review and Photo Contest Winners

Blue Sky Trail outside Ft. Collins, CO.

Congratulations to our July photo and review contest winners, papasmurf454 and James Tracy. Each will receive $25 REI gift cards for adding the most camping and hiking information to Tripleblaze last month. We’re busy making Tripleblaze even easier to use with more mobile-friendly pages and functions. Be sure to check us out the next time …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: August 25

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Photo: carsuek Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday entrance fee free August 25th. The National Park Service is comprised of 401 National Parks across the country. You may be surprised that you are only a short road trip away for a quick weekday adventure. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National …

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New Tripleblaze Outdoor Gear Deal Finder

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We just posted a new tool on Tripleblaze that helps you find the best deals on outdoor equipment from retailers like REI, Sierra Trading Post, Amazon, and eBay. You can use it to search for specific products like the Katadyn Vario water filter or for more general searches like dome tents. Heck, I just ran the dome …

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May and June Review Contest Winners

The "neighborhood trails" near the Tripleblaze office.

Sorry for the delay in announcing the May Tripleblaze photo and review contest winners: papasmurf454 and James Tracy! It’s also time to announce our winners from June: James Tracy (again) and deep_13. All winners will receive $25 REI gift cards for their contributions. Be sure to bring a camera or your smartphone on your outdoor …

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Review: Lu Lu Lemon’s Metal Vent Tech Shirt

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Staying relatively scent-free is a luxury when backpacking, hiking, and camping. It’s awesome when a shirt is designed to not only help you keep smelling good, but also boast a lightweight, breathable design.  The Lu Lu Lemon Metal Vent Tech shirt gets that done, and more, with sleek performance and design.  Here’s the scoop on …

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Review: GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset

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When heading out into the backcountry or frontcountry, food planning, packing, and preparation is always a priority!  For years, many of us have battled with stainless steel pots, non-stick frying pans, heavy mugs, and other kitchenware. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number and quality of backcountry appliances for food …

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April Photo and Review Contest Winners

Bear Creek trail near Ellijay, GA. Photo taken with GPS-enabled Garmin VIRB action camera.

Congratulations to our top photo and review contributors last month, James Tracey and deep 13. Each will receive a $25 REI gift card for sharing their outdoor adventures on Tripleblaze.com! We’ve been making some changes here at Tripleblaze over the past few weeks , making the website more mobile-friendly and adding new features. Stay tuned …

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Review: Root Beer GU Energy Gel

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For years, GU has provided athletes and recreation enthusiasts with quality products to keep fueled and moving forward. GU Energy Gels are designed to deliver lasting energy that can be easily digested to be used efficiently and quickly for bodily exertion. Like many energy gels, GU’s gels contain a “carbohydrate blend,” otherwise known as a …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: April 18-19

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Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in Celebrating National Park Week with an entrance fee free weekend April 18-19th. With 401 National Parks you might be surprised to find a National Park near you. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back rate your camp, hike, or cave, …

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