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July 25, 2019

Digger’s Back and ready to rock!

Digger’s Back and ready to rock! Todd “Digger” Fiander and the Godfather of Freeride, Wade Simmons, are two of the most well-known characters on the North Shore – and for a good reason. Digger’s spent his life building trails and features that have influenced riding networks around the world and Wade was right there with […]

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July 25, 2019

State Offices Get Boost From New Recreation-Focused Network

The sunrises over Virginia's mountains

Fifteen states have now established offices or task forces to study the growing outdoor recreation economy, promote outdoor opportunities and improve access to the outdoors for their residents and visitors alike. In 2019 alone, four states have created new divisions—with two offices established in July—and this week the nonpartisan National Governors Association (NGA) announced the […]

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July 24, 2019

Trek recalls Kickster children’s bikes

Trek in conjunction with the CPSC has issued a recall for model year 2013 through 2019 Kicksters. According to the recall, the steerer tube clamp can fail if over-tightened due to an issue with the manufacturing process, posing a crash hazard to the rider. The Trek Kickster is a strider-style bike lacking pedals designed to […]

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July 24, 2019

Salsa releases 2020 Fat Bike line up

Salsa Cycles just rolled out its 2020 fat bike line. Standouts include super neon and powder-coated frames matching new gear coming out this season. There’s no update to the geometry, but the fact that these bikes are ready to roll bodes well for anyone caught off-guard by early winter. There are some pretty rad designs in […]

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July 22, 2019

Campworthy: Camp Cocktails

Campworthy hosts holding drinks

Recipe: Camp Cocktails Submitted by: Takiyah & Caela Hometown: Seattle, WA What do you love about this recipe? We first tried these refreshing drinks on a magical trip to Cuba. Canchancharas are simple yet delicious, easy to make with few ingredients. Canchancharas Camp Cocktails Ingredients  2 limes 2 lemons 1 liter soda water 2 shots rum of […]

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July 22, 2019

The Hometown Hero for Mountain Bike Trails in Wilmot, Wisconsin

“I’ve been living in a mosquito net fixing culverts all week,” said J.T. Robinson over speakerphone through the aforementioned mesh headwear. “But I get to leave early today to meet some volunteers to work on mountain bike trails at Silver Lake.”  Robinson was unceremoniously digging through mud, managing trail erosion and dodging West Nile in […]

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July 22, 2019

Poop Happens. What Happens Next?

Person walks toward two outdoor toilets.

Everyone poops. So it follows that if you’re out in the wilderness for longer than a day or two, you’ll probably have to relieve yourself in the outdoors. What happens then? A lot of times people leave their poop in the backcountry in a cathole—a hole you dig, poop in and cover back up. But […]

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July 22, 2019

10 Top Swimming Holes in the Southern Appalachians

A mom and her kids at a swimming hole with a waterfall in the background

The South is known for its hot and muggy summers, but the mountains offer a breezy respite from the rising mercury, especially if you spend your afternoon at a crisp, cold swimming hole. Here are 10 of the best dips in the mountains. Alabama Martha’s Falls, Little River National Preserve, Alabama Location: 111 miles west […]

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July 19, 2019

Camp Recipe: Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Plated vegetarian white bean chili

Sweet and spicy, this vegetarian white bean chili is a lighter alternative to the traditional tomato-based version.  While spicy red chili is our go-to comfort food during the fall, this white bean chili offers a balanced flavor that feels more fitting for summer.  It’s the perfect blend of spicy, sweet, and smoky. So if you […]

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