One of the largest—and oldest—forest preserve systems in the nation surrounds Chicago like an evergreen wreath. Hundreds of miles of foot and bike paths are nestled inside the Forest Preserves of Cook County, along with lakes and streams for fishing and boating, meandering disc golf courses, bird sanctuaries, landing strips for model airplanes, horse […]
The fastest and easiest way to make Denver omelets for a group is to ditch the omelet all together and turn it into a scramble. A classic Denver omelet contains green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, ham, and cheddar cheese. It’s a really tasty combination, but how does it relate to the capital of Colorado? Your […]
Recipe: French Toast with a Twist Submitted by: Rob Hometown: Rochester, NY What do you love about this recipe?: When I was a kid, my mom made French toast every Sunday morning. I loved waking up to the smell of cinnamon and syrup. I never would have thought you could make it without eggs, but […]
When Christine Lindström and her family of five hit the road in 2016 to prioritize a full-time RV lifestyle, she planned to homeschool her three kids. The family would spend a lot of time in national parks, so Lindström expected to work the parks into her curriculum. But she was surprised to discover how comprehensive […]
Late evening light, dusty berms, warm temperatures and cold post-ride beverages. These are a few of our favorite things, and they’re all about to be back in our lives. A long winter’s hibernation is mercifully coming to an end, so it’s time to get excited about the return of mountain bike season. Dialed Bike Setups […]
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Rebecca Trittipoe remembers crawling on her belly under a dense slope of rhododendron and thorns, desperately trying to move a few feet closer to the top of the mountain. The sun wasn’t up yet, and her GPS wasn’t working so she wasn’t sure exactly where she and her two running partners were, but she knew […]
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This quick and easy taco skillet is a true one-pot wonder. Just be sure you pack your cast iron skillet and you can be having a taco party in the woods the next time you go camping. What is great about making this recipe is how all the flavors start to layer on top of […]
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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