Every week we’re rounding up camping and outdoor news, along with stories you might have missed from The Dyrt Magazine and around the web. This week, we feature a helpful Salt River Pass dispersed camping review from an explorer on The Dyrt. Will yours be next?


You don’t need science to tell you that getting outside is good for your mental health. (You feel it every time you take a deep breath of alpine air or remove your shoes at the beach.) But yet another new scientific study backs that up.



You also probably didn’t need another reason to go camping, but there you have it.

That being said, we invite you to take some screen time to catch up with our latest stories, along with things we’re reading around the web. We’ll keep it short so you can get back outside:

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • Looking for a place to camp in New York? Support a local farmer, AND we might give you a $50 Amazon Gift Card for camping here.
  • Places like Yosemite and Yellowstone are becoming more and more crowded each summer. But these lesser-known national parks are much quieter than most.
  • You can wish upon a bunch of shooting stars this weekend during the Perseid Meteor Shower. Find out when and where to camp if you’re on the east coast.
  • Do your photos of camping and outdoor adventures always fall short of capturing the fun? These nature photography tips from full-time camper Shari will help.

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

Stories From Our Brand Partners Who Love Camping, Too!

  • You’d never guess this sturdy SUP board is full of air. [Body Glove] 
  • These bags that celebrate traditional textiles are just what we need when all backpacks start to look alike. [Ethnotek] 
  • Bring the camp grill to your next campout and try one of these sizzling recipes. [Primus] 

From The Dyrt Magazine Archives

Each week we’re digging back into The Dyrt Magazine for articles we think you’ll love:

This Hedgehog is Probably the Cutest Camper Ever

hedgehog camper

We will never, ever tire of this adorable camping hedgehog.

Read the Article

Campground of the Week: Salt River Pass Campground, WY

salt river campervan at sunset

Image from The Dyrt Camper Stavros M.

“As I was driving over Salt River Pass I noticed a small dirt road on the side of the highway. Upon checking Google Maps Satellite View, I could see that the road ended in a campsite, so I decided to scout it…” — The Dyrt Camper Stavros M.

View the full review and photos of Salt River Pass campground.


Britany Robinson

Britany Robinson

Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.