Eric Peterson's Articles

Gorp Article, December 2012
Five Great National Parks to Visit During the Holiday Season
The summertime is notorious for outdoor getaways, but you’d be missing out if you overlooked some of the most-popular national parks during the holiday season. Sprinkled snow, morning fog, and a wide-open sky make national parks ideal for hitting up during the holidays.
Away Article, December 2012
Five Old-School Ski Resorts You'll Fall in Love With
Want to steer clear of the glitz and glam of some of the most popular ski resorts? Here are some old-school classic ski resorts that keep the pretentiousness out and the powder deep.
Gorp Article, December 2012
Cross-Country Skiing: Five Great Places to Wax Your Skinny Skis
Winter snow brings a fresh crop of sporting possibilities, and ski resorts around the United States are filling up with downhill enthusiasts. To get out of line and into the great wide open, we suggest strapping on the skinny skis and hitting up these five places for cross-country skiing in a more serene environment.
Away Article, December 2012
Five Places to Hide from the Holidays
Parties, presents, and parents… the holiday season can be quite stressful. If you want to truly get away from it all, here are five places where blazing your own trail is not only encouraged, but at times essential.
Gorp Article, November 2012
Top Five National Parks for Winter Fun
Surprise! America's national parks are open for business during winter. Sure, your options may be a bit different than in the popular summer months, but adventurous souls will be mightily rewarded for their efforts.
Away Article, October 2012
Hit the Slopes and Save: Five Cheap Ski Vacations
Are you a penny pincher with wanderlust? Don’t fret; here is our guide to riding and enjoying five different ski-centric locations while sticking to the budget.
Gorp Article, September 2012
Top Outdoors Vacations in Northern California
Northern California has it all: a wild coast dotted with picture-perfect beaches; rugged granite peaks topped with snow; and primeval forests bristling with ancient trees. Of course, Northern California also has San Francisco, but you knew that already. Here are six top spots in NoCal that are easy to pair with the City by the Bay, or enjoy as trips in their own right—no city required.
Gorp Article, September 2012
The Best Park-to-Park Scenic Drives
You don't get out there very often, so make the most of your time on the open road. Bag two national parks in one trip with these five scenic drives that start and end in some of the best spots in the West.
Gorp Article, July 2012
Five of the Most Expensive Campsites in the U.S.
You won’t build up any backcountry cred at these posh spots, but even the most hardcore need a little time off. Here are our favorite places to camp in style.
Gorp Article, May 2012
The Ultimate Southwest Road Trip
Gorp Article, April 2012
Five Hidden Gems of Montana
Gorp Article, March 2012
California's Top Whitewater Rafting

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