Steep switchbacks flanked by tall evergreens slowed the progress of Gillian Larson, age 22, and her mother, Jodi Johnson, age 53, hiking the High Sierra Trail in the summer of 2013. As they plodded along, Larson's mom distracted her with the story of Heather "Anish" Anderson, who had just completed a thru-hike of the Pacific […]
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When the sun sets at 5pm, that leaves plenty of time to hatch crazy ideas. Take, for example, the sport of fat biking. Who would have thought that riding oversized, seemingly underinflated tires over snow and ice would be possible—never mind fun? If you live someplace where trails freeze over and enough snow falls to […]
Anyone venturing out on a hike, however long or short, must consider sustenance at some point—and there’s nothing like a good sandwich to help maintain energy levels. Foods that fall in the category of “hiking fuel” can be underwhelming: tasteless sandwiches and dry trail mixes washed down with so much water. Since flavor is often […]
For the first time since 2015, the biggest event in mountain bike racing is coming back to the United States. Next month, some 10,000 people will converge on Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia to witness the final round of the prestigious 10-part Mercedes-Benz Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Mountain Bike World Cup series. The event […]
Anna, Colin, Elena and Kelsi recently headed out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage Trail. This unforgettable adventure was one of many they've embarked on, as the Trailheads crew. They reflect on their recent experience bikepacking and other memories made while on Trailheads adventures. Watch all […]
Loaded with flavor, this vegetarian burrito bowl makes a great addition to your trail food line up. While most burrito bowls use rice as their base, we decided to use quinoa instead. Quinoa has a more well-rounded nutritional profile and can serve as a complete protein. It also has a unique taste and texture that […]
Recipe: S’maffles Submitted by: Chelsea Hometown: Bothell, WA What do you love about this recipe? This combines my two loves: waffles and s’mores. The last time I made these was on a 4th of July trip. There was wine involved… which may have impacted the flavor (for the better). S’maffles Ingredients Waffles (three options) Make Belgian […]
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross […]
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The Golden State is blessed with 840 miles of coastline dotted with ocean-side campsites perfect for nearly every adventure. Here are six of our favorite beach camp spots in CA to get you started. Crystal Cove State Park Orange County Set along 3.2 miles of shoreline between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, this popular […]