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January 3, 2018

14 Tips for Road Riding in the Dark

Road riding at night

Cycling is generally a daytime activity but sometimes the road beckons, even in the dark. Fortunately, you can still get out on two wheels with a few key bike accessories and some tips to keep you safe, warm and visible—whether you’re commuting or just want to get out for an evening joyride. Light It Up […]

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January 3, 2018

14 Tips for Road Riding in the Dark

Road riding at night

Cycling is generally a daytime activity but sometimes the road beckons, even in the dark. Fortunately, you can still get out on two wheels with a few key bike accessories and some tips to keep you safe, warm and visible—whether you’re commuting or just want to get out for an evening joyride. Light It Up […]

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December 27, 2017

How Hiking Helped a Utah Mom Connect With Her Daughter With Special Needs

Melody and Ruby in Joshua Tree National Park

Many people contemplating parenthood may think having a child will significantly scale back their adventuring. For Salt Lake City mom Melody Buck Forsyth, this was definitely true in 2015 when she learned she was expecting her fourth child. She had only recently discovered her passion for hiking. To complicate things, she found out her daughter […]

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December 20, 2017

How to Prevent Condensation in a Tent

Tent at a campsite

A gentle pitter patter on your rainfly can be a soothing natural sound when you’re lying down at night in your tent. If those drips start originating inside your tent, though, it becomes a highly unpleasant resting place. And, under the right circumstances, the culprit—condensation—can infiltrate even the most well-engineered shelter. So, how do you […]

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December 20, 2017

A Backcountry Ranger Shares Her Passion for Wilderness

Emily Noyd in the North Cascades

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. “I’m fascinated by how we define wilderness,” says Emily Noyd, backcountry ranger in Yosemite National Park. “The concept of wilderness is so intangible, and it’s fascinating to me that to effectively govern that land we’ve […]

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December 20, 2017

A Trailblazing Wildland Firefighter Provides Training for Women

wildland firefighter

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. Bequi Livingston is an old-school badass. She spent her career fighting fires alongside the most respected crews in the West. Today, she's dedicated to training more women in backcountry firefighting. She began working with the […]

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December 19, 2017

Keepers of the Outdoors: Madly in Love With the Maah Daah Hey

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. Have you ever loved something so much that you would walk 200 miles for it? Through heavy brush? With a push mower? Nick Ybarra has. "It was here that the romance of my life began." […]

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December 14, 2017

Backpacking Meals: A Gourmet Holiday Outside

Dehydrated

A real chef cooks one, and you can too!   I’m looking for a different kind of holiday this year. An escape from cityscapes. A way to reconnect with my wild roots. A chance to avoid any more holiday jingles. Although while off backpacking I might be missing out on some of the traditional festivities, […]

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December 14, 2017

High School Mountain Bike Racing Is About Much More Than Who Finishes First

In the Colorado High School Cycling League, kids discover a thousand different reasons to love riding. When I ask my son, Hatcher, what his favorite thing about his inaugural season on the Boulder High School mountain bike team was, he says, “The rice cake.” “The rice cake?” “Yes, the rice cake.” Then he describes it. […]

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