This week: a camping quiz, public lands controversies, appreciation for the moose of Gros Ventre Campground, and more. 


We hope you’re in the midst of planning lots of summer camping trips and outdoor adventures. Before you go, dive into our latest issue of The Dyrt Magazine where we’re tackling some big questions, like how can we all be more responsible campers? You’ll find nine articles about reducing our footprint and leaving no trace in The Dyrt Magzine Issue 04: How to Camp Responsibly.

While you’re at it, here are even more stories about camping and responsibly enjoying the outdoors:

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • Live in Portland and don’t own a ride? There are plenty of ways to go camping without a car around the city.
  • These vintage-inspired National Park posters were designed by a photographer who once studied under Ansel Adams.
  • We have months to go of peak fire season, and hundreds of thousands of acres are already burning this year. Here’s what campers can do to help prevent forest fires.
  • Could you make the switch to full-time travel and camping? Take the quiz and find out.
  • Meet Nicole Brown: Not only is she responsible for a thriving community of women who hike, now she’s taking on the public lands debate, too.

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

  • Will U.S. national parks look more and more like South Korea’s? [Adventure Journal] 
  • As mines shut down, this Utah county wants to protect half a million acres for recreation. [Outside] 
  • Last week Senator Mike Lee of Utah gave a speech and laid out three bills that would essentially eliminate public lands in the west. The Outdoor Alliance is taking a stand against this.

Stories From Our Brand Partners Who Love Camping, Too!

  • This scenic river in Ohio features 80 miles of biking trails and plentiful opportunities for camping and water sports. [IceMule Coolers] 
  • Love camping and bourbon? The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a great place to find both. [Vivobarefoot]

From The Dyrt Magazine Archives

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

63 Reasons We Love the Outdoors

grand tetons near gros ventre campground

These still serve as great reminders of why we love to get outside. And we bet you can come up with 63 more.

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Campground of the Week: Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Tetons National Park

moose at gros ventre campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Deanna C.

“If you want to see moose in the fall, this is the place to set up camp. Sitting on the Gros Ventre River, this campground is where many moose gather during the rut. This can be dangerous, so always be on the lookout. I had a large bull moose crash through my campsite one night as we were sitting around the fire.” — The Dyrt Camper Deanna C. 

Read more reviews about Gros Ventre 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.