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Late Season Backpacking Tips!

Late Season Backpacking Tips!

What started out as a relatively short paragraph… has rapidly grown into a comprehensive guide to high alpine late-season backpacking. I hope that all of you with golden larch trees in your eyes find this information helpful and valuable as you are planning your trip. 

Why I almost cancelled the Dance Experiment But didn't...

Why I almost cancelled the Dance Experiment But didn't...

Today is my 1,144th day of dancing in a row. If I estimate that I (conservatively) dance, on average, for 20 minutes per day… that’s 22,880 minutes of dancing… or 381 hours… or 15.89 days of dancing. One of my friends asked me a few months ago if it was possible that I was the ‘World Record Holder’ in most days of consecutive dancing in human history… 

Breaking up with my phone* [what happened next]

Breaking up with my phone* [what happened next]

As many of you know, I recently shared a two part series documenting my own compulsive addiction to my cell phone and social media and subsequent ‘break up’ with that addiction. If you haven’t read those, you can find them here:

Let's start at the beginning... ... and your first 'homework' assignment.

Let's start at the beginning... ... and your first 'homework' assignment.

Ok, things are about to get interesting and I might share some things that could be difficult to hear. But trust me - it gets better and better and better. In order for any of ‘this’ to make sense, we have to start… as cliché as it might sound… at the beginning.

Stickers for Good - a simple formula to create anything you want in life!

Stickers for Good - a simple formula to create anything you want in life!

Find joy through each part of the process. This isn't serious - it was meant to be fun and light-hearted and joyful. When you bring an idea to life, you are consciously bringing more good into the world - and ultimately, isn't that what matters the most? (click post title above to read the whole post)

Kula's Favorite Things - Our 2019 Gift Guide!

Kula's Favorite Things - Our 2019 Gift Guide!

Hey Kulaverse! Kula Founder Anastasia Allison here, and I thought that it would be fun to share with you our carefully curated gift of pure awesomeness. As you peruse the...

Self-Care for the Soul with Rawlogy Founder Marek Bowers

Self-Care for the Soul with Rawlogy Founder Marek Bowers

Kula community: Marek Bowers, founder of Rawlogy, reached out to me earlier this year through e-mail after discovering Kula at 2 Foot Adventures. We became e-mail friends, and quickly realized...

Chelsea Murphy from @She_ColorsNature

Chelsea Murphy from @She_ColorsNature

Hi Kula community! I'm so thrilled to introduce our latest feature in the Kula Adventure Blog Series. This week we are featuring Chelsea Murphy from @she_colorsnature. Chelsea is a mom,...

Theresa Silveyra - Ultraneer, LNT Steward and Outdoor Womxn

Theresa Silveyra - Ultraneer, LNT Steward and Outdoor Womxn

"Local" LNT refers to the seven principles and how they can guide us to make choices that help us to respect, care for, and limit our impact within outdoor spaces. But why stop there? It doesn't make sense to value our outdoor spaces and preach the LNT principles if we don't think about how our everyday actions "impact" humanity and the rest of the planet.

Protecting our Public Lands with Britany from The 11th Essential!

Protecting our Public Lands with Britany from The 11th Essential!

"The outdoors is the place where I am able to feel like that happy kid running through the forest again with no other cares or responsibilities other than those in that exact moment and that is absolutely the most beautiful thing to me. I want my nieces and nephews to have those same opportunities when they get older.  I want those places that fill my soul to still be around to give them that same feeling. This is why I will fight to protect those places any possible way I can because if we won’t protect the places we love, who will?"

Anastasia Allison of The Musical Mountaineers stands in front of a frozen lake. Photo by Karen Wang.

Discovering your inner purpose - from 'Stuck to Summit' with Kula Founder Anastasia Allison

When you discover that stillness that lives inside you, the fears and doubts melt away. The truest version of yourself arises and everything you create is created with love.  

Meet Kelly Selzler - turning her love of the wilderness into Fine Art Photography

Meet Kelly Selzler - turning her love of the wilderness into Fine Art Photography

"To me, Leave No Trace means exploring nature and leaving it as you found it. We need to preserve nature and leave it viable not only for generations to come, but for the sake of our planet."

Kula Cloth Pee Cloth Indigo Peaks Artist Series Claire Giordano

We Asked an Artist to Create Our Indigo Peaks Pee Cloth — Here's Why!

As the violinist for The Musical Mountaineers, I've had the incredible opportunity to perform music in wilderness settings, while professional artists are painting. Claire Giordano is one such artist. I...

Kula Adventure Blog - Meet Kathleen Ruland... mom, backpacker and ultra runner

Kula Adventure Blog - Meet Kathleen Ruland... mom, backpacker and ultra runner

"You’re never too old to learn something new or teach someone else something new! Sharing experiences with others is really what a good life is all about."

Kula Adventure Series - Julianne Mahoney, creator of Dirt Chalk Bags

Kula Adventure Series - Julianne Mahoney, creator of Dirt Chalk Bags

"I firmly believe nature is meant to be explored. Explored and respected. As much as I love being out in nature, I love protecting these sacred spaces even more. Leave No Trace is caring for these wild spaces and giving back to them the same love and joyous feeling they give to us."

Tips For Peeing, Pooping & Periods in the Outdoors!

Tips For Peeing, Pooping & Periods in the Outdoors!

Peeing, pooping and periods outside ... yes, it means diving into the dazzling subject of body fluids, but, no, it's not as scary as it may sound. With a few easy techniques, plus some groundbreaking (we apologize for the bad pun) gear, these normal bodily functions can be easily managed while in the great outdoors.