June 7, 2018

Rare Fireflies Mesmerize Thousands in North Carolina and Tennessee

Synchronous Fireflies

Your standard firefly serves as  a wonderful hallmark of summer in the South, but Western North Carolina and East Tennessee have a corner on two species of fireflies that are downright miraculous. Deep inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), there’s a species of firefly that synchronizes blinking: All the fireflies flash several times together […]

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June 7, 2018

19 National Recreation Trails Designated in 17 States

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chose this National Trails Day, June 2, to designate 19 new national recreation trails. These newly designated trails, but not newly built trails, are in 17 different states and add more than 370 miles to the national recreation trails system, which spans over 1,000 miles in each of the 50 states. […]

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June 7, 2018

Chris Farley’s family settles with Trek over fat bike name

The family of the late comedian and movie actor had filed a federal lawsuit against the Wisconsin-based bike maker, claiming its fat bike named the Farley "misappropriated Farley's name."
June 6, 2018

Contest: Win an Archer Components D1x Electronic Shifter

Enter to win a D1x electronic shifter from Archer Components ($389). 2 winners will be chosen!
June 6, 2018

REI Presents: I Am Here

mountaineering

Day 2, 4:36am. I am waking up on Mount St. Helens, in Washington state. It is April, and the whole mountain is still covered in snow. A long day is ahead and I’m ready for coffee. The sunrise is a beautiful ombre blend of orange and pink, so it’s already a great day. Many thoughts […]

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June 6, 2018

REI Presents: I Am Here

mountaineering

Day 2, 4:36am. I am waking up on Mount St. Helens, in Washington state. It is April, and the whole mountain is still covered in snow. A long day is ahead and I’m ready for coffee. The sunrise is a beautiful ombre blend of orange and pink, so it’s already a great day. Many thoughts […]

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June 6, 2018

Snēk Cycling’s Lifeboat Tire Lever — and more

Snēk Cycling’s Lifeboat Tire Lever can help you change a tire, remove a valve core, and perhaps most important of all, open a post-ride adult beverage.
June 5, 2018

Endura celebrates 25 years of All Tribes One Clan with All Tribes All Woman video

Endura’s All Tribes One Clan celebrating 25 years with inspiring video.
June 5, 2018

Starting Anew: Eagle Creek Fire Raises Questions About Future of Forests, Hikes and Tourism in the Columbia River Gorge

Eagle Creek Fire

By the time summer sun gave way to fall rains in Oregon, it was clear the state had experienced one of its worst-ever years for wildfires. According to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, wildfires charred more than 665,000 acres in 2017—nearly equaling the size of the state of Rhode Island—all at a cost of $454 […]

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