After Over 2000 Miles, Record Attempt Ends Less than 150 Miles from Finish Line
June 23, 2021

After Over 2000 Miles, Record Attempt Ends Less than 150 Miles from Finish Line

NEW ORLEANS - Alpine Shop employee, Perry Whitaker, set out in early May as part of a four man team attempting to set a new World Record for Fastest Time to Row the Length of ... Read More

2018 KT82 Race Report
June 3, 2018

2018 KT82 Race Report

Heading East to West from St. Louis to Hermann, Mo., on the 2018 KT82.[/caption] On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Alpine Shop employees, along with friends and family took off an an 82 mile relay run from S... Read More

Find the Best Adventures Near You with Alpine Shop & RootsRated
October 3, 2012

Find the Best Adventures Near You with Alpine Shop & RootsRated

RootsRated is, simply put, an outdoor travel guide. Ever find yourself traveling to a city, wondering where you can rock climb or trail run when you get there? Are you new to your area, or looking ... Read More

Outdoor Nation - an Alpine Shop Employee Experience
August 4, 2011

Outdoor Nation - an Alpine Shop Employee Experience

Outdoor Nation was a unique and exciting experience.  The 2011 summit I attended took place in St. Paul, Minn. at the University of Minnesota – St. Paul and included about 95 young people ages 16 – 28... Read More

5 Best Non-Paddling Destinations in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways
June 1, 2011

5 Best Non-Paddling Destinations in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Over a million people a year visit the Current and Jack’s Fork Rivers – otherwise known as the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, part of the National Park system – to partake of th... Read More

Backpacking for a Honeymoon? Alpine Shop Employee Amy Armon Explains
May 31, 2011

Backpacking for a Honeymoon? Alpine Shop Employee Amy Armon Explains

Who goes backpacking for their honeymoon!? What is romantic about hiking 280 miles in three weeks, 30 lb. packs, sleeping on the ground, a lack of showers, freeze-dried meals, bugs, and all other ... Read More

Alpine Shop's Guide to America's Amazing National Parks
May 20, 2011

Alpine Shop's Guide to America's Amazing National Parks

As outdoor recreation lovers, Alpine Shop employees are naturally drawn to our national parks. As a company, we celebrate their existence, their protection and their continued preservation for our ... Read More

Spring Wildflowers are near their peak!
April 19, 2010

Spring Wildflowers are near their peak!

But a lot of showy ones are starting to fade. There were a lot of great ones the week-end before last such as Bellworts, Virginia Bluebells, and Dutchman's breeches, but now we are moving into some of... Read More

Get out on the Ozark Rivers, April 10th — NOW !!!
April 11, 2010

Get out on the Ozark Rivers, April 10th — NOW !!!

Late afternoon (April 10th) and evening pictures of the Current River and it's valley near Cedargrove, MO. The river was running full; about 1-2 feet above normal stage, the redbud was in full ... Read More

St. Francis River at Silver Mines on Feb. 21, 2010
February 23, 2010

St. Francis River at Silver Mines on Feb. 21, 2010

This reach of the St. Francis River (in lower water levels) has numerous rapids in the class II to III range that can pose problems for lazy or inexperienced paddlers in canoes or kayaks, though none ... Read More