Learn to Explore & Preserve the Mountains of the American West!

My name is Alex. America’s mountains in Colorado, California, Washington and beyond are spectacular places in nature. Join me to learn how to hike, camp, and climb them safely and sustainably here at TNS. I have route guides, how-to’s, guides, and more to help you on your way. The site is 100% reader-supported. Thank you to all of my monthly patrons! Learn more about joining below. Safe travels on the trail!

Learn to Hike and Climb America's Mountains Safely & Responsibly.

When I started hiking and climbing the mountains of Colorado, I noticed how many people were completely unprepared for the peaks. I started my blog to provide resources and information for those new to the mountains. If you have an idea or request for a new resource or article, or if you’d like to collaborate, get in touch with the link to the right. I look forward to connecting! 

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Best Hikes near Great Sand Dunes National Park

9 Best Hikes Near Great Sand Dunes National Park

In the southeast corner of Colorado you’ll find Great Sand Dunes National Park, home to North America’s largest sand dunes. But it’s also home to much more, including 13,000 foot mountains, backcountry mountain passes, beach-like

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Best Hiking Boots for 14ers

Best Hiking Boots for 14ers | My 6 Picks

The right hiking boots are a necessity for hiking and scrambling up Colorado’s 14ers. While you can use either shoes or boots, I recommend hiking boots for 14ers due to their superior ankle support. However,

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