Temperature Inversion

Temperature inversions are observed when the air temperature increases with height.

North American Monsoon

What is the North American Monsoon?

How Does Elevation Impact Temperature?

If there's no rain or snow falling from the sky and you're not in a cloud, the temperature decreases by about 5.4°F for every 1,000 feet…

Best Outdoor Apps

Here is our list of the best apps to help you plan your next outdoor adventure.  Hiking Project Hiking Project offers full GPS route in…

OpenSnow & OpenSummit: One Login, One Subscription

We're on a quest to make things simpler and to provide even more value to our $29.99/year All-Access subscription.

The Story Behind OpenSummit

Our story is fairly simple.

Hiking Nutrition 101

The following article was written by Fourpoints Bar founder and Sports Nutritionist Kevin Webber.

Fall Foliage Forecasts

The transition from summer to fall is arguably the most beautiful time of the year in the high country.

Best Backpacking Food

Here is our list of the best backpacking food to help you plan your next outdoor adventure.

National Park Weather Forecasts

We are adding new locations to OpenSummit every week so that you're always prepared with the latest hourly weather forecast, no matter where…

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

Principle 1: Plan Ahead and Prepare Adequate trip planning and preparation helps backcountry travelers accomplish trip goals safely and enjo…