Category Archives: Travel / Destination

Preparing for Mt. Rainier: The Ultimate “Suffer-Fest”

Article written by: Will Nagengast Edited by: Chloe Tennant “If we can make it work, I am so down for a suffer-fest!”          That’s the sentiment my good friend Robbie expressed when I talked to him last. We were talking about a tentative schedule for climbing Mt. Rainier in Washington. Robbie lives in Olympia, Washington,…

Up to $50 Back with Yakima Product Purchase

Spend $300 or more on any Yakima product from April 27, 2013 through May 27, 2013 and qualify to receive a rebate. You can take advantage of this deal at any Alpine Shop location or on-line at alpineshop.com. The specifics are below:   Purchase Yakima gear for the following amounts to qualify for a rebate:…

Find the Best Adventures Near You with Alpine Shop & RootsRated

Outdoor guide site RootsRated is set to launch in partnership with Grassroots Outdoor Alliance retailer Alpine Shop this week to provide locals and visitors to the St. Louis area with a highly usable guide for discovering local experts’ favorite places for outdoor recreation. RootsRated is, simply put, an outdoor travel guide. Ever find yourself traveling…

Summer Camping Near St. Louis, Missouri

Tent Camping

If you enjoy the summer heat, then you’ll love camping at the nearby parks in Missouri during the hottest times of the year. You can take shelter in a shady wooded campground, feel the cool misty air evaporating from spring-fed streams and rivers, or take a swim. There are several great state campgrounds within a…

The Continued Effort to Create Missouri’s Premiere Trail

This weekend, Alpine Shop and the Ozark Trail Association will host their ninth annual Mega Event on the Ozark Trail. Many of us at Alpine Shop can still remember John Roth, the OTA’s founder, walking into the upstairs offices at our old Webster Groves store in 2002 and 2003, discussing plans for his vision of…