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August 24, 2020

Let’s Camp!

let's camp

A version of this story appeared in the summer 2020 issue of Uncommon Path. Camping is exciting and messy and even a little uncomfortable. But there’s fun in that change of pace from the “real world,” which, of course, is ironic because there’s little in this world more “real” than abandoning the creature comforts of […]

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August 20, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: My Box of Maps

topo map

From where I sit, I can see the blue-blazed Northville-Placid Trail snaking through the rough-and-tumble High Peaks Wilderness Area in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. It jumps sky-blue streams and emerald-green meadows, passing three-sided lean-to shelters named for the water they overlook. I can pick out Big Eddy, a giant whirlpool along the Cold River, and […]

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August 19, 2020

Cycling Through Changes with Laura King

Laura King rides her bike while her husband pushes a stroller with their daughter, Hazel, behind her.

Transcript There is a lot of confusing, conflicting information around exercise and pregnancy. When pro cyclist Laura King became pregnant, she didn’t want to lose touch with the amazing biking community that she had built in Richmond, Vermont. Without a guidebook, Laura had to experiment and listen to her body to figure out what worked […]

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August 12, 2020

Which GoPro Camera Should I Get?

gopro hero8

Like most (all?) tech, action cameras keep getting better every year. So it used to be that the best available option was the newest model, but with last year’s releases of both the GoPro HERO8 Black and MAX cameras, adventurers have two current models to choose between. We’re here to help you make that decision. […]

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August 6, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: My Flash 52 Backpack

rei co-op flash 55

I don’t get warm fuzzies when I reach for my Flash 52, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love it. This pack has steadied me as I shimmied across cliffs, and carried my filthy-wet gaiters when I couldn’t bear to touch them myself. It’s helped me reach distant campsites that seemed beyond my range. It […]

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August 5, 2020

The Best Hiking Gear for Dogs

adventure dog

You have good gear—why shouldn’t your doggo? Whether you’re in the market for a new leash or your fluffer’s first pack, find the perfect addition to Fido’s kit among these nine staff picks. Wolfgang Man & Beast Dog Collar Looking to upgrade your pooch’s necklace? Look no further. These collars from Wolfgang Man & Beast […]

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August 3, 2020

REI Presents: Pedal Through

"Pedal Through" film cast riding bikes through Oregon

The following article was originally published by Travel Oregon. Available to read here. Analise Cleopatra had never ridden a mountain bike before. The 29-year-old Portland filmmaker had never gone camping, either, and she suffers from long-term anxiety. Yet in September 2019, she embarked on a major adventure to push herself out of her comfort zone: […]

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July 31, 2020

How to Ride Your Bike Like a Kid Again

11-year-old on a bike going over a ramp

My manual needs work. Watch a biker who can perform a good manual, where the front wheel of the bike stays off the ground in a perpetual wheelie, and it’s a thing of beauty—like that biker is toying with the natural laws of gravity. When I attempt this trick, it’s short-lived, a few seconds on […]

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July 31, 2020

This Badlands Race Isn’t Canceled

Maah Daah Hey

Editor’s note: Please consult the CDC or your state health department for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. When spending time outdoors, please recreate responsibly.   his year hasn’t been kind to race organizers (or anybody else, for that matter). Major foot races like the New York City and Chicago Marathons, and bike races like the USA Cycling […]

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