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April 27, 2019

Best Hikes Near Boulder

A hiker treks along a narrow trail in the alpine.

Boulder, Colorado, is often considered one of the top outdoor recreation hubs of the Front Range. With easy access to city life, restaurants, hiking, biking and the high mountains, visitors flock to the area. There are roughly 155 miles of hiking trails in the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks system alone, which covers a […]

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April 26, 2019

Cook County’s Best Kept Secret

One of the largest—and oldest—forest preserve systems in the nation surrounds Chicago like an evergreen wreath.   Hundreds of miles of foot and bike paths are nestled inside the Forest Preserves of Cook County, along with lakes and streams for fishing and boating, meandering disc golf courses, bird sanctuaries, landing strips for model airplanes, horse […]

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April 25, 2019

Camp Recipe: Denver Scramble

Denver Scramble Recipe

The fastest and easiest way to make Denver omelets for a group is to ditch the omelet all together and turn it into a scramble. A classic Denver omelet contains green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, ham, and cheddar cheese. It’s a really tasty combination, but how does it relate to the capital of Colorado? Your […]

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April 24, 2019

REI Presents: Mighty FInn

Ethan Street, manages the REI Co-op in Cleveland, Ohio and feels most at home in the Midwest Woods with his son Finn. Born with a cerebral palsy, Finn is unable to walk, feed himself, or communicate with words. That hasn’t stopped this father and...
April 23, 2019

Campworthy: French Toast with a Twist

French Toast Recipe

Recipe: French Toast with a Twist Submitted by: Rob Hometown: Rochester, NY What do you love about this recipe?: When I was a kid, my mom made French toast every Sunday morning. I loved waking up to the smell of cinnamon and syrup. I never would have thought you could make it without eggs, but […]

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April 22, 2019

Proficient in Parks

Two girls hold up Junior Ranger badges they collected

When Christine Lindström and her family of five hit the road in 2016 to prioritize a full-time RV lifestyle, she  planned to homeschool her three kids. The family would spend a lot of time in national parks, so Lindström expected to work the parks into her curriculum. But she was surprised to discover how comprehensive […]

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April 22, 2019

Four Things to Get Excited About for Mountain Bike Season

Late evening light, dusty berms, warm temperatures and cold post-ride beverages. These are a few of our favorite things, and they’re all about to be back in our lives. A long winter’s hibernation is mercifully coming to an end, so it’s time to get excited about the return of mountain bike season.  Dialed Bike Setups […]

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April 18, 2019

The South Beyond 6,000 is the Southeast’s Toughest Hiking Challenge

Hikers traverse a high-alpine field under stormy skies

Rebecca Trittipoe remembers crawling on her belly under a dense slope of rhododendron and thorns, desperately trying to move a few feet closer to the top of the mountain. The sun wasn’t up yet, and her GPS wasn’t working so she wasn’t sure exactly where she and her two running partners were, but she knew […]

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April 18, 2019

Camp Recipe: One Pot Taco Skillet

Taco Skillet

This quick and easy taco skillet is a true one-pot wonder. Just be sure you pack your cast iron skillet and you can be having a taco party in the woods the next time you go camping. What is great about making this recipe is how all the flavors start to layer on top of […]

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