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November 18, 2019

Winter’s Arrival Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stop Riding 

The air is colder, the days are shorter and the leaves are changing colors. Take the cue and do some routine maintenance on your bike so you can keep riding through the winter. Slop, snow, frost, dirt and general dampness will do a lot more to your rig than make it dirty. Ignore them and […]

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November 15, 2019

Camp Recipe: Chipotle Tempeh Chili

Chipotle tempeh chili plated and ready to serve

Smoky, spicy, and completely vegetarian, this tempeh chili is a protein-powered and steeped in smoky adobo sauce and spicy poblano peppers. As we enter into the chili time of year (see: winter), we find ourselves searching for a new take on the old classic. While most vegetarian chili recipes bulk up on protein by adding […]

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November 12, 2019

Welcome to the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia

It’s breakfast time at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway and the final day of the third annual Bikepacking Summit, a three-day grassroots event that’s equal parts summer camp and bikepacking seminar. Mulberry Gap co-owners Kate and Andrew Gates stand behind a counter flipping pancakes while greeting a steady stream of cyclists. “This is my dream […]

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November 8, 2019

Camp Recipe: Autumn Gnocchi

Autumn gnocchi plated and ready to eat

Capture the essence of fall with a hearty bowl of gnocchi, pancetta, sage, and pumpkin. Little fluffy lumps of potato goodness, gnocchi is one of our favorite fall dishes. They’re filling, warming, and quick to cook, which makes them perfect for cooking on a late-season camping trip. While we would love to make our own […]

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November 7, 2019

Your Shorts Could Help You Get Rescued

RECCO

The biggest piece of lifesaving gear you carry into the backcountry might not be something you even know you have. It doesn’t need batteries or a subscription. But, in the event of an emergency, it could improve the chances of rescuers finding you.  RECCO®, which has been used in winter apparel and equipment since the […]

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November 5, 2019

Uncommon Challenge: Cook With a Candle

Uncommon Challenge: Cook With a Candle

was in downtown Palisade, Colorado, a tiny hamlet in the high desert outside Grand Junction, when I wandered into a rummage store. Filled with antiques, sports memorabilia and other nostalgic items like the sort of wooden snowshoes and cross-country skis someone might proudly display above the hearth in their vacation home, the small shop transported […]

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November 4, 2019

Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City

An overlook of valley cradled by mountains, covered with white, thin clouds.

Perhaps most famously known for skiing, Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front also boast a plethora of hiking trails. With everything from easy summit hikes on the edge of town to rugged adventures in the canyons and mountains beyond, there are more than enough trails to keep everyone entertained. Though many of these hikes […]

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November 4, 2019

Mountain Biking Vermont’s Kingdom Trails

Riding past a red barn in Vermont's bucolic Northeast Kingdom

Up in the far northeastern corner of Vermont, there are more dirt roads than paved. The hills are rugged, and the houses far apart. The people who live in this 2,000-square-mile stretch of the Green Mountain State—dubbed “the Northeast Kingdom”—are tough, even by Vermont standards. It’s colder and rougher, and amenities are few and far […]

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November 1, 2019

13: Donuts for Savvy (Part 1)

Grief is the one human experience that we all have in common, but …