Heather Hansman is the former online editor of Powder magazine, and a current roving freelance writer in the Pacific Northwest. She likes milkshakes, early mornings, and going downhill fast.
Why winging it can turn out to be a great thing.
Camping with a side of caffeine.
Tips on putting together your best unofficial contest ever.
Multi-sport adventure in the Columbia River Gorge.
Time for a pit stop — these cascades are worth pulling over for.
Prime yourself for the one and only aurora borealis.
Just because you’re sleeping outside doesn’t mean you can’t have nice things.
Gear to make your camp life just a little bit better.
What to pack for emergencies in the middle of nowhere.
Strange meals in foreign countries are a good idea.
Here are five camp games you can make on the fly.
You don't need to travel to Iceland or South America to take in the spray at some truly gorgeous outfalls this spring.
These under-the-radar public spaces aren't highly trafficked, but it's not for lack of beauty.
Stay small, my friends — literally.
It provides drinking water for 1 in 10 Americans — kind of a big deal.
It's an outdoor (and beer and music) lover's paradise.