One fall day on Washington’s Mount Rainier, Josh Brandon and a group of fellow active duty platoon leaders discovered something about the outdoors that could improve the lives of veterans. It was September 2009 and the group had decided to make a late-season summit attempt of Washington’s highest peak as part of a team-building exercise. […]
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Here are nine bad habits that we see all too often. It’s time to stop this bad behavior and make the sport more enjoyable for you and everyone else around you!
“They said if we didn’t succeed they would never hire women again.” Ada Hatch’s smile reflects the brilliance of her yellow sundress when she says this. But it’s not a sugary smile; it’s a grin full of spunk and vigor, one that hints at true adventure and wisdom. Now 76 years old, Ada spent the […]
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The new E Thirteen Semi Slick features speed and strong braking traction, without sacrificing that hard-cornering bite when they really need it.
In the middle of summer in the high desert of Nevada and on the alpine slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada, the trails were so dusty I was breathing in dirt. Some sections of the trail had deteriorated so badly it felt like I was riding my bike through sand on a beach. One day, I […]
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Plus tires and bikes were billed as offering better handling and traction at low psi. But now many riders seem to be moving away from this wider world.
After a long season of dry riding, nothing gets a mountain biker more excited than the first significant rainfall.
A perfect grab-and-go treat, these French Toast sticks are a great kid-friendly breakfast idea to try out on your next family camping trip. If you have active kids, you know how difficult it can be sometimes to get them to sit down at the table for breakfast. Now try doing that with all the extra […]
We all have dreams, aspirations—a bucket list. Before signing up to climb Kilimanjaro, I had been interested in mountaineering for a few years. Then, at the 2016 Outdoor Afro Leadership Training, I learned that I could apply for the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to climb Kilimanjaro with Outdoor Afro. Little did I know I […]
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