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10 Top Mountain Bike Rides Near Moab

Two mountain bikers enjoy the trails of Moab

Offering views of snowcapped peaks and sun-burnt canyons on flowing technical singletrack that weaves through otherworldly rock formations, Moab is a mountain biking paradise. The area is an excellent option for nearly year-round riding, with prime weather and trail conditions in the spring and fall. Even in the heat of the summer, riders can retreat […]

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2018’s Best Gaiters for Hiking, Snowshoeing & Mountaineering

People at the top of a snowy ridge in gaiters

Gaiters cover the tops of your boots to keep snow, water, dirt, sand and other debris away from your feet. If you’re headed out for a hike or run on dusty trails with loose debris, a pair of low gaiters can make for a more comfortable experience. Conversely, you should buy knee-high gaiters that are […]

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Summiting at 17,000 Feet: My Climb of Kilimanjaro with Outdoor Afro

Day 3 of the expedition revealed a view of Uhuru Peak among the clouds.

We all have dreams, aspirations—a bucket list. Before signing up to climb Kilimanjaro, I had been interested in mountaineering for a few years. Then, at the 2016 Outdoor Afro Leadership Training, I learned that I could apply for the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to climb Kilimanjaro with Outdoor Afro. Little did I know I […]

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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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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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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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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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Ten Top Hikes in Colorado

Two hikers on Quandary Peak

Colorado is known for its abundant sunny weather, mountain views and nearly year-round hiking opportunities. Hikers will enjoy pleasant spring weather along the Front Range and stunning summers and autumns in the mountains. Even in the winter, the Front Range sees plenty of mild and sunny days when the trails dry out enough for a […]

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Planning Your Next Camping Trip is About to Get Even Easier

Today, REI launches Camping Project, an all-new digital guide that allows users to search bookable campgrounds by location and nearby activities. The goal: making it easier for you to find the best camping locations and discover trails and climbing routes close by. This new tool incorporates data from Recreation.gov, the trip planning and reservation service […]

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