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.
“Under current conditions, one abandoned campfire or spark could cause a catastrophic wildfire,” San Juan National Forest Fire Staff Officer Richard Bustamante told NPR on Tuesday.
Last year saw record breaking fire seasons across the U.S., and it would appear that we could see the same this year, as climate change continues to exacerbate fire frequency and intensity in forests around the world.
We’ll keep you posted on fire news this summer, and we hope to contribute to conversations around fire safety for campers. If you have questions about fire safety and fire conditions in certain areas, our Facebook Campfire is a great place to ask fellow campers.
Here are more stories about camping and the outdoors, from The Dyrt and around the web:
What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine
- The Kilauea eruption in Hawaii Volcanos National Park continues to wreak havoc for locals in its proximity. But don’t go canceling that Hawaii camping trip just yet.
- Ready to spruce up your summer camping gear collection? Here are our top picks.
- The Columbia River Gorge is a beloved destination for hikers and campers in Oregon. A flight with Envi Adventures offers a whole new perspective.
- Outdoor images on Instagram can start to look like one and the same; mountain, lake, hiker staring off into the distance. But these 70+ Instagram influencers are keeping it fresh and inspiring.
Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading
- Thousands have fled their homes in Colorado due to forest fires this week, likely intensified by climate change. [CNN]
- The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics released guidelines for responsible social media use in the outdoors. You should read these before snapping that next gram. [Leave No Trace]
- An Obama-era minimum wage increase for outdoor guides is being reversed. [Outside]
- Lightweight pop-up truck campers might be the “hottest trend in car camping” this year. [Gear Junkie]
Stories From Our Brand Partners Who Love Camping, Too!
- Does your dad love to camp? Here are 12 Father’s Day gift ideas that he can use on his next camping trip. [Roanline Marketplace]
- You’ve likely seen photos of hikers in Zion National Park wading through blue water with red rock walls on either side. It’s called The Narrows, and here’s what you need to know about hiking it. [Body Glove]
Campground of the Week: Rancho Topanga Campgrounds
“Guy Foli (owner of the property and the campsites) is a true jack of all traits! Him and his wife,Pat, own and run Rancho Topanga campgrounds. Every spring break me and a group of 8 friends go down to Big Bend for the week. We always stay at Guy’s campground. It’s an easy 20 minute drive into Big Bend and you hit the gas station and grocery store along the way.” — The Dyrt Camper Ruth P. at Rancho Topanga CampgroundsCamp Here