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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Numerous city parks, well-groomed greenways, rugged greenbelts and the lovely Lady Bird Lake make Austin a unique city for outdoor explorers. With the Colorado River winding through downtown, there are opportunities to find shaded paths and quiet waterside retreats in the heart of the Texas state capital. Or take a short drive northwest of town […]
If you’re excited to learn and progress as a rock climber, the first thing you might look for is a mentor. But finding a more experienced climber willing to take you under their wing might not be easy. As more people start climbing, the ratio of beginner climbers to experienced climbers grows, stretching the group […]
Recipe: Vegetarian BBQ Mushroom Sandwich Submitted by: Abby Hometown: Pasadena, TX What do you love about this recipe?: My boyfriend and I love this recipe for its taste and versatility. You can easily replace the kale with cabbage or other ingredients, and you can mix up the mushroom variety depending on your budget. The ingredients […]
What do you do when customers continue to ask if they can drop off bikes to donate? If you’re the teams at the REI stores in Norwalk, Milford and West Hartford, Connecticut, you go out and find some awesome partners in the community and hold a bike drive. Mason Trumble, Outdoor Programs and Experiences Market […]
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This vegan tofu scramble is a great way to enjoy a protein-packed breakfast. It pairs turmeric seasoned tofu with a savory potato, mushroom, spinach hash. Tofu travels great in a cooler if you repackage it into your own resealable container. This way you only bring just what you need for your trip (probably not the […]
The network of trails in Washington’s Raging River State Forest are an ongoing labor of love, built by the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. One of Seattle’s most popular mountain biking destinations located 30 miles from downtown, the project started with a 14-mile loop and will eventually become a […]
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J Higgins’ career in bikes began accidentally when she was 16 years old. “I walked into a bike shop looking for a part and realized that I knew more about it than the guy helping me,” she said. “They had an opening and hired me on the spot.” But the job had unspoken boundaries that […]
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