Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it doesn't center around gifts or commercialism, it's all about family and food. Everyone spends the day together playing board games, watching football, and of course, eating all day long. Between appetizers, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and dessert you can easily double or triple your calorie intake on Thanksgiving. In fact, according to the Calorie Control Council the average Thanksgiving feast is an impressive4,500 calories!
The holiday season is fast approaching and we've been searching high and low for the perfect gifts for our outdoor enthusiast friends and family. We know it's the thought that counts, but it's a great bonus when a gift can inspire the receiver to get outside.
Visit your favorite National Park in winter months and not only will you avoid the crowds and mosquitos, but you will also be treated to a winter wonderland missed by fair weather visitors. Winter temperatures make proper preparation and packing a must. Be sure you have plenty of warm clothing, especially warm boots, extrahiking socks, and gloves. You can find more info for each park on their official websites, and you should check with the park and weather services before your visit. So check out our favorite parks to visit during winter and plan your own National Park adventure!
Don't tell our boss, but we love calling in sick for a day of outdoor adventure. Sometimes we just can't wait for the weekend to answer the call of the mountains. It's mid week and we find ourselves checking the weather and setting a plan in motion to fake sick and spend the day hiking, climbing, or skiing. Over the years, we've perfected a 9 step method for faking sick. So checkout the steps below, and join us in the mountains for a sick day!
Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year to go camping or backpacking. For those less experienced with winter camping, the idea of braving the cold can be daunting, but with a little preparation and a few tricks winter camping can be an epic adventure. We've gathered 11 of our favorite tips and tricks that have helped us stay warm and happy on many winter camping and backpacking trips.
Veterans Day, is a special day for CloudLine, because all of our hiking socks are proudly made in the USA. We make our socks here because we care about quality, and we love our country. The military and the Veterans who have served are an important part of what makes America a special place. We are proud to be working with Prowess, the nations first all Veteran modeling agency. Prowess is unique because they work exclusively with Veterans and their families, providing opportunities for service members transitioning into civilian life after years of honorable service. We chose Prowess for a photoshoot featuring our hiking socks because we believe in their mission and the Veterans they represent.
They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and as smartphone cameras have improved we find ourselves regularly leaving our DSLR at home and taking hiking photos with our iPhone. Here are fifteen of the tricks and tips that have helped us capture our adventures with our iPhone.
The CloudLine team spends a good portion of every day in the shipping department, packing up our premiummerino wool hiking socks and shipping them out to happy hikers. To pass the time while we work, we like to listen to a few favorite outdoor themed podcasts. These podcasts also often keep us entertained as we make the drive from Seattle to Olympic National park, the North Cascades, or weekend adventures down to Oregon. Each of these podcasts inspires us with ideas for new adventures, stories that capture our imaginations and provide tips for backpacking, hiking, and more.
Even the most dedicated adventurers sometimes need a little inspiration to get outside. With that in mind, we've gathered five of our favorite outdoor quotes to inspire you to make time for adventure. These are the quotes we aspire to live by. Quotes we recite when we are stuck at work and wish we were hiking. So get inspired, pull on your favorite pair ofhiking socks and hit the trail!
I tend to paint the mountains I'm most familiar with, the Teton Range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Of all the mountains I've traveled to see, they are, in my opinion, the most beautiful. To climb them, they are unforgiving. To look at, they are majestic. And to paint, they challenging. No matter how many times I go into the mountains, there is always a new trail... the same way I paint them... there is always a new way.
One of our favorite outdoor adventure podcasts is MTNmeister with Ben Schenck. Each week, Ben interviews an extraordinary individual in the worlds of Thru-hiking, climbing, and beyond. Anew episode is out today and we highly recommend giving it a listen!
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