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October 30, 2018

In Defense of the Weekend Warrior

Optimizing the weekend for a typical weekend warrior can be a little tricky. …
October 30, 2018

Everyday Essentials to Keep You Rolling on the Trail

Have you ever hit the trail unprepared for the mechanical calamities that might unfold? Don’t let your visions of perfect singletrack cause you to set out with cavalier disregard for the for the maladies that can turn even the most casual ride into an arduous slog. With the right trailside tricks, tips and gear, you […]

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October 30, 2018

Everyday Essentials to Keep You Rolling on the Trail

Have you ever hit the trail unprepared for the mechanical calamities that might unfold? Don’t let your visions of perfect singletrack cause you to set out with cavalier disregard for the for the maladies that can turn even the most casual ride into an arduous slog. With the right trailside tricks, tips and gear, you […]

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October 26, 2018

2018’s Best Gifts for Camping and Hiking Enthusiasts

You know those hard-to-shop-for people who live and breathe the great outdoors. Fueled by fresh air, these adventure-seekers would rather spend a weekend—or an entire week—trekking a ridgeline trail, sleeping under the stars and making coffee at sunrise on a mountaintop. This holiday season, get them the gear that will warm their hearts and wind […]

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October 25, 2018

The Rescuer In Need of Saving

Jacob Urban’s depression started after the helicopter crash. It was February 15, 2012, and a helicopter carrying rescue workers from Wyoming’s Teton County Search and Rescue to aid an injured snowmobiler went down in the Tetons. The pilot and two rescuers were badly injured. Urban was among the additional volunteers from Teton County Search and […]

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October 25, 2018

Kate Courtney’s Path to World Cup Victory

Kate Courtney says she just has a particularly high level of grit. That may be true, but it takes more than grit to top the podium. She won the women’s UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Switzerland this fall. She ran away with the race in the last lap, only the fourth American woman to […]

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October 22, 2018

Can Hiking Help Heal Veterans with PTSD? Researchers Seek to Find Out

Climbers summiting Mount Rainier

One fall day on Washington’s Mount Rainier, Josh Brandon and a group of fellow active duty platoon leaders discovered something about the outdoors that could improve the lives of veterans. It was September 2009 and the group had decided to make a late-season summit attempt of Washington’s highest peak as part of a team-building exercise. […]

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October 22, 2018

How Ada Hatch Helped Change the Field of Archaeology for Women

A side canyon of Lake Powell.

“They said if we didn’t succeed they would never hire women again.” Ada Hatch’s smile reflects the brilliance of her yellow sundress when she says this. But it’s not a sugary smile; it’s a grin full of spunk and vigor, one that hints at true adventure and wisdom. Now 76 years old, Ada spent the […]

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October 22, 2018

Not Too Dry, Not Too Muddy, the Trails Are Just Right

In the middle of summer in the high desert of Nevada and on the alpine slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada, the trails were so dusty I was breathing in dirt. Some sections of the trail had deteriorated so badly it felt like I was riding my bike through sand on a beach. One day, I […]

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