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 snowshoes for 14ers

Best Snowshoes for 14ers

If you’re hiking or climbing 14ers in winter months here in Colorado, snowshoes are often a necessity. The Rocky Mountains are blanketed in a thick layer of snow, sometimes into June or July. Especially for

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