Here at Mountain House we keep a keen eye open for stories to share with our community, particularly those that encourage folks to get outside and explore. And wonderfully, people are doing just that! From hiking the PCT, to summiting mountains, to discovering natural wonders in our own backyards, outdoor recreation seems to be at an all-time high. Great news, right? Well yes. But … we’re also keeping an eye open for other stories, too. Because as more and more people get outside and turn little-known areas into popular “must-see” experiences, there’s a risk that some ecologically-sensitive areas could be … Continue reading

Up a Tree: A New View on Outdoor Recreation

Here at Mountain House we keep a keen eye open for stories to share with our community, particularly those that encourage folks to get outside and explore. And wonderfully, people are doing just that! From hiking the PCT, to summiting mountains, to discovering natural wonders in our own backyards, outdoor recreation seems to be at an all-time high. Great news, right? Well yes. But … we’re also keeping an eye open for other stories, too. Because as more and more people get outside and turn little-known areas into popular “must-see” experiences, there’s a risk that some ecologically-sensitive areas could be … Continue reading

Health Benefits of the Going Outside

Go Outside, Be Healthy It is a fact of life that most American adults spends around eight hours a day sitting at a desk.  This has significant health consequences. We at Mountain House are all about going outside and the more excuses we can get to enjoy nature the better. Here are some of the many health benefits of being in the great outdoors.

Poisonous Plants That Can Ruin Your Hike

Watch Out For These Poisonous Plants The last thing you want when hiking is having to deal with an irritating, painful and extremely itchy rash — or worse! Yet, that is exactly what will happen if you brush up against these poisonous plants. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common irritating plants and one you should avoid at all costs!