November 15, 2017

Fastest Known Mom

Record-setting long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis slows down to help bring families outdoors—including her own. Most parents can recount at least a few dirty diaper fiascos. However, it’s a rare breed that can cop to handling a poop-filled nightmare during the darkest hours of a brisk September night in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Jennifer Pharr […]

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November 14, 2017

Ten Rock Climbing Destinations You Need to Visit This Year

For rock climbers who are constantly seeking new adventure, the US boasts some …
November 10, 2017

How Cycling Is Helping Veterans Find Peace at Home

For many members of our armed forces, returning home signifies the beginning of a different type of battle. The laser focus that allows you to keep your tires tracking on the trail's narrow tread. The playful challenge of picking your way through the rocks strewn on the trail. The hooting and hollering of buddies behind […]

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November 7, 2017

How Much Should Your Pack Weigh?

Backpacker on trail

We hear this question a lot from new and experienced hikers alike: How much should your backpack weigh? Lots of factors go into determining pack weight, making it tough to give an exact weight recommendation for every hiker. To get some help, we turned to one of our pack-fit pros, Valerie Loughney, from our REI […]

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November 7, 2017

Gear Review: UCO AIR

If you’ve ever gone camping, hiking, trail running, climbing, or nearly any activity …
November 4, 2017

Building Community Through Group Hiking

Unlikely Hikers Group Hike

Jenny Bruso, founder of an online community of self-proclaimed unlikely hikers, shares what she’s learned from hiking with others and offers advice for organizing your own group hike. Exploring the outdoors with a group, witnessing their reactions to the same things you’re seeing and engaging in teamwork paints a broader picture of what nature has […]

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November 3, 2017

11 Tips for Biking in the Rain

Cyclist on a bike

Whether you’re an occasional cyclist or a daily commuter, a little wet weather shouldn’t scare you off your bike for the season. Keep your ride streak going with these tips and hacks for biking in the rain, and turn a dreary forecast into a bearable commute. Bonus: The bike lane will be way less crowded. […]

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November 3, 2017

DIY Bike Fenders

DIY Bike Fenders

When wet weather arrives, many of us are reluctant to hang up our bikes. And why should we? There are many ways to stay warm and comfortable on our bikes, despite the weather, and fenders are key for blocking splattered mud and water. Whether you want to save a few bucks or are just looking […]

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November 2, 2017

Member Portrait: Dustin “Cycle Advocate” Scott

Dustin is an 18-year-old bike advocate in Washington, D.C. He leads a monthly social ride called the Colors of Cycling, every first Friday. He most recently won the Washington Area Bicyclist Association Community Organizer Award. He works to get people from all walks of life outside and using the trail systems. Why is getting outside […]

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