June 4, 2019

The Best Cycling Jackets for Commuting, Mountain Biking and More

Two cyclists pedal a remote paved road near a sparse forest under grey skies

Whether you’re a casual cyclist or take the sport seriously, a good cycling jacket can make the difference between an enjoyable ride and a miserable slog. Navigating the realm of cycling jackets can be difficult due to the amount of options available, and the right jacket for you depends on how you ride and your […]

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May 31, 2019

Camp Recipe: Tofu Stir-Fry

Tofu stir fry plated

Fried tofu, sautéed veggies, and hearty rice all in one skillet. This dish is the epitome of a one pot wonder! You can use whatever protein you have on hand, but for this dish, we chose to go with tofu. On its own, tofu doesn’t have a lot of flavor. So we whipped up a […]

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May 30, 2019

Inside the Mind of Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson

Heather Anderson walks with a heavy pack across a bald mountain with stormy skies in the distance

“Well, here goes,” she wrote in the trail register at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. She second-guessed her vagueness, and her modesty. “To Canada!” she added, in tiny print, before walking north—alone. Sixty days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes later, on Aug. 7,  2013, Heather “Anish” Anderson would tag the marker at […]

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May 30, 2019

The Best Bike Locks of 2019

A cyclist securing their bike in an urban setting

Nearly every cyclist has a story of a stolen bike. Too often, that bike was left unlocked, locked up incorrectly or entrusted to a lock that was too easily defeated by thieves. And while it’s true that every lock can be broken, a good lock used properly can greatly reduce the chances it will be […]

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May 28, 2019

Campworthy: Queso Fundido

Plated queso fondido

Recipe: Queso Fundido Submitted by: Chelsea Hometown: Eugene, OR   What do you love about this recipe? One of my favorite things about camping is sharing food, and I love making snacks to pass around! Whether you’re playing cards or chilling around the fire—or not camping at all—queso makes any night better. This is a meat-free […]

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May 28, 2019

Backpacking Recipe: Coconut Curry Ramen

Coconut Curry Ramen Cooked

Creamy coconut milk, meaty shiitake mushrooms, and a medley of spices, this coconut curry ramen is a definite upgrade over the dollar store version. Instant ramen is great, but as a main meal out on the trail we find it to lack substance. After only an hour or two, we’re hungry again. That’s why we […]

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May 28, 2019

Top 10 Places to Hike for National Trails Day

River winds its way through steep cliffs.

The United States boasts nearly 1 million square miles of public lands—and, according to a 2015 report from the American Hiking Society, more than 235,000 miles of hiking trails snake through forests, ascend mountains, traverse prairies, hug lakes and more on state and federal lands. But none of that happens in a vacuum. For decades, […]

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May 24, 2019

The Best Fitness Trackers for Athletes

A woman pausing during a trail run

Activity trackers help you gather data about your movement throughout the day, thereby pushing you to reach your fitness goals and holding you accountable. Most fitness trackers on the market give you information about your heart rate, mileage, steps, elevation, length of workout and exertion level. Some provide you with reminders to get up and […]

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May 24, 2019

This Initiative Is Helping to Offset Overuse on Colorado’s Highest Peaks

Hikers stand along the top of a ridgeline, looking and pointing every which way under a bright-blue sky.

Like many Coloradans, Ben Hanus was on a mission to bag some fourteeners. Unlike many Coloradans, his incentive to summit the 14,000-foot peaks wasn’t personal; it was about preservation. From 2011 to 2013, Hanus served as the sustainable trails coordinator for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a role that led him up 42 of the […]

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