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April 18, 2019

The Best Trekking Poles and Hiking Staff for Every Type of Adventure

Two women hiking on a sunny trail in the late afternoon along the coast

Trekking poles are useful for walking, hiking, backpacking, thru-hiking, trail running and snowshoeing. Up scree slopes, through creek crossings, over mud and uneven terrain, they keep you upright as you maneuver difficult sections of the trail by providing support and stability, while also reducing impact on your knees and joints. They’re even handy for splitboarding […]

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April 17, 2019

Top 10 Hikes Near Austin

A multi-colored sunset viewed from the summit of Enchanted Rock.

Numerous city parks, well-groomed greenways, rugged greenbelts and the lovely Lady Bird Lake make Austin a unique city for outdoor explorers. With the Colorado River winding through downtown, there are opportunities to find shaded paths and quiet waterside retreats in the heart of the Texas state capital. Or take a short drive northwest of town […]

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April 17, 2019

Video: Forestal ebike at Sea Otter Classic

Forestal bikes from Andorra showed us a very intriguing new ebike coming in 2020. It will feature long travel, a custom motor and battery and a weight under 40 lbs.

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April 17, 2019

4 Ways To Progress As A Climber

A climber talks to another climber while motioning to curved holds on a rock face.

If you’re excited to learn and progress as a rock climber, the first thing you might look for is a mentor. But finding a more experienced climber willing to take you under their wing might not be easy. As more people start climbing, the ratio of beginner climbers to experienced climbers grows, stretching the group […]

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April 16, 2019

Poison Oak photos and remedies – superbloom

Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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April 16, 2019

Campworthy: BBQ Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

Recipe: Vegetarian BBQ Mushroom Sandwich Submitted by: Abby Hometown: Pasadena, TX What do you love about this recipe?: My boyfriend and I love this recipe for its taste and versatility. You can easily replace the kale with cabbage or other ingredients, and you can mix up the mushroom variety depending on your budget. The ingredients […]

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April 16, 2019

Clug Clips are the simplest way to store your bicycle

Clug launched on Kickstarter in 2014 with versions for road, hybrid and mountain bikes. The company recently expanded its line with versions for gravel and plus-sized mountain bikes.

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April 16, 2019

Rotor 1×13 drivetrain fit for any bike

While others were busy developing 12-speed groups, Rotor leapfrogged its competitors, launching the wide-range Rotor 1x13 hydraulically controlled transmission.

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April 16, 2019

Yeti SB130 LR (actually 136) ready to rally

At last weekend’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, the Yeti SB130 LR was unveiled, mimicking staff builds, and perhaps offering what many Yeti fans had wanted in the first place.

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