Mount Mitchell with Popticals

Summiting The Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi, Mt. Mitchell

By: Popticals Pro Payge McMahon Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft./ 2,037m) is the tallest mountain, east of the Mississippi, and the perfect peak to hike for virgin baggers. It is in  Pisgah National Forest, near Burnsville, NC, and part of the Appalachian Mountains. Colliding tectonic plates created the Appalachian Mountains and at one time, they were as tall as the Rocky …

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Popticals Pro Payge McMahon

A 2-Day Solo Adventure – Climbing Utah’s Highest Mountain, Kings Peak (13,528 ft.)

By Payge McMahon If you are ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, short on time, but want an epic outdoor adventure, go climb the state’s highest mountain, King’s Peak 13,528 ft. (4,123 m), via the Henry Fork Trail. A 3-hour drive from the city, this beautiful and scenic 28-mile round trip trek with 5,436 ft. of ascent, can easily be …

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Compact Gear Outdoor Retailer 2017

The Best Portable Gear at Outdoor Retailer 2017

We’re back from another great Outdoor Retailer Summer show in Salt Lake City! We scoured the show floor for the latest and greatest gear focused on compact design, staying as lightweight as possible, and innovation around portability. At this year’s show, we found a few standout products that really follow our motto of packing small and living big. Matador Droplet …

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