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I recently compiled a list of the 10 Best iPhone and Android Apps for Exploring the Outdoors – from geocaching to running to birding. In this post, I wanted to highlight the local apps we have access to here in the Lower Mainland, which can help get us outside.
Sometimes the best part of getting outside is turning off your phone and getting away from technology. But there are definitely times where your phone can open up new activities, or put needed information at your fingertips. Here are the 10 best apps for getting outdoors.
The Kahtoola MICROspikes are a slip-on traction system that are great for trail running in compact snow. They are lightweight, packable, and provide great traction. The nice thing about the MICROspikes is they are nice and light, fold-able, and easily fit into my hydration pack when I don’t need to wear them. They’ll even fit into a pocket.
If you’re heading out into the backcountry, its nice to have the reassurance that you can let search and rescue know your whereabouts if you’re facing a life-threatening situation. SPOT has been a leader in GPS tracking technology, and the SPOT Gen3 is the latest addition to the SPOT family of personal GPS tracking beacons.
The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket is a great addition to any outdoor-lovers winter gear collection. Rated for temperatures of -5 to +5 Celsius, this 800-fill white duck down-insulated jacket is great for active wear or layering. Canada Goose jackets have been used by arctic and antarctic researchers and explorers for over 50 years (just envision those big bright […]
Through rare photos and personal essays, Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968 tells the tale of a six-month excursion to Patagonia, Chile, that changed the lives of five rock climbers dubbed the “Funhogs”—Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), Doug Tompkins (founder of The North Face/Esprit), Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores. The 1968 Fitz Roy climb would impact the […]