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By Pitt Grewe, Bivy Marketing Director After driving on a dirt road for over 50 miles, we were excited to get out of the vehicle and start hiking. We knew bad weather was headed our way later in the week, so we didn’t want to waste any time. After about 2 miles of hauling heavy packs full of climbing gear, we started to walk by beautiful granite monoliths. They call this area The Cathedral Graveyard

September 11, 2018

BIVY M.A.D.E. TRIPS

Meeting Avoidance and Desk Escape Remember that company retreat at an all inclusive resort? Food, drinks, motivational speaker, maybe some team building activities? You loved it right? At Bivy we like retreats too. But instead of luxury suites we prefer shivering ourselves to sleep. Instead of all inclusive buffets we prefer dehydrated meals. And instead of warm and fuzzy motivational quotes we prefer heavy backpacks. Thats why our HR department encourages us to go on a Bivy M.A.D.E. Trips.   Meeting Avoidance and Desk Escape     These trips are
Three of the most common mistakes dog owners make when bringing their pet on an adventure  Words and photos by Jenn McAmis One of the best parts of having a four-legged adventure companion is the opportunity to bring them out on the trail with you. Few things make me happier than watching my dog prance through an alpine meadow. However, there’s way more to adventuring with dogs than one might consider – even if you’ve
Your vacation request is approved. Trip planning starts. But then comes the big decision – spend your time off relaxing in luxury or take a big adventure? You don’t have to choose! Bivy has partnered with Glamping Hub to create a list of luxury destinations closest to your bucket list adventures. Whether you’re gearing up to go canyoneering in Zion or hiking Mount Rainier, we’ve got the perfect trip and accommodations combo ready for you.
Words and photos by Liesl Hammer Thru-hiking is more popular than ever. It seems that everyone knows at least one person who knows someone who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, or the rare Continental Divide. You can find people on YouTube who have vlogged their entire hike and even captured gorgeous aerial shots with drones. But maybe you just haven’t done it yourself. Yet. And those 2,000+ miles seem so daunting. What if
Words and photos by Michael Polletta “That was the hardest thing I have ever done” I thought to myself as my exhausted body mustered every last bit of energy it had to walk into camp. I had just hiked 7.4 miles in just under seven hours with a 75 liter pack completely full of gear, clothing, food, and camera equipment. I burned 3,290 calories, gained 2,733 feet, and then descended 3,210 ft (according to my
Words and photos by Mati Bishop We stepped out of the forest and onto a series of ledges carved in the side of the Rogue River Valley that brought back memories of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.   Rafts floated through the rapids below.  It was only a mile before the glee of our first steps on the Rogue River Trail was burned away by the scorching Sun and the triple digit heat of the
Words and Photos By Shanon Castle An Adventure to Sturgill’s Landing Near Skagway, Alaska I’ve lost sight of the path.  Laid out so clearly in front of me just moments ago now all I see is a jumble of rocks scattered beneath wind bent trees.  For a moment I imagine myself wandering shale scattered cliffs for days, living off spruce tips, too weak to call out for help.  The path would’ve led me straight down
Words and Photos by Jenn McAmis Tangible Inspiration to incorporate more Leave No Trace (LNT) principles on your next backcountry trek It’s the time of year that my evenings become nothing more than pouring through guidebooks, maps, and trip reports. Daydreaming of the next big trip and going through the steps to make it happen. As peaks across the country begin to thaw, summer backpacking season is almost here. Permits. Gear. Weather windows. So many
Words and Photos by Emily Pennington   4:00am I awake to fuzzy hipster garage rock reverberating off the tin can that is my unfinished Ford Transit in the wee hours of dawn, downing a Clif Bar and a caffeine gel while praying for an extra 8 minutes to snooze in the comfort of my luxurious sleeping bag. 4:32am Feeling strung out and a little homeless after having spent the night under the watchful eye of
Words and photos by Michael Polletta There was an episode of Myth Busters that showed just how difficult it is to find a needle in a haystack. The show’s scientific geniuses developed an elaborate process to prove it is possible to find this tiny, finger poking weapon of sewing torture in a giant pile of runny nose, eye watering, hive inducing, horse delicacy. I found a needle in the middle of the desert in Utah;
Words and Photos by Joshua Haskins The headlights swept over the thin asphalt line between the looming black trees. The empty road twisted, rose and fell, serpentine my co-pilot “resting her eyes” in the passenger seat, her and our dog Clementine checked out, after what was supposed to be a six-hour drive slowly stretched into ten. A passing car flashed their high beams at me and I double checked to make sure my own brights were off. “What