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The Wild West Route Is the Country’s Newest Bikepacking Epic

Part of the Wild West Route weaves across a lush hillside in Arizona.

Kurt Refsnider has ridden through the night as much anyone in the sport of ultra-endurance mountain bike racing. He has pushed himself for days on end: six straight in 2018 to set a new course record on the 750-mile Arizona Trail Race and just under 16 in 2011 when he won the 2,745-mile Tour Divide. […]

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Camp Recipe: Pie Iron Pizza Pocket

Pie iron pizza after cooking

For many, the pie iron is a nostalgic piece of campfire cooking equipment that brings back memories of family trips, summer camp, and wholesome fun outdoors. It is also the easiest way to enjoy your own personal pizza pocket. So, what are you waiting for?  While there are endless iterations of things you can cook […]

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How to Turn an Outdoor Passion Into a Career? For the Azulay Brothers, It Was an ‘Intentional Accident’

Two surfers carrying surfboards on their backs make their way across a brush-covered landscape

In 2010, Argentine brothers and surfers Julián and Joaquín Azulay were in Los Angeles, California, during a trip to visit their older brother. In their free time, Julián, then 24, and Joaquín, then 22, explored southern California and surfed in the Pacific Ocean at every opportunity. When it was time to return to Argentina, rather […]

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Our Favorite Festivals this Fall

A group of tents sits in front of a group of pine trees, the sun shining through.

With a world of festivals at your fingertips, you have everything from classic summer camp games to rugged bouldering sessions to pick from. We’ve rounded up our favorite outdoorsy parties for this fall, so choosing is a little easier. Whether you’re interested in deepening your yoga practice or dancing ’til your feet are sore, there’s […]

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The SWEAT Crew is the Toughest Crew on the Appalachian Trail

A trail crew celebrates the end of a hard day's work surrounded by leafy green trees

The country’s most well-known footpath, the Appalachian Trail (AT), stretches for 2,190 miles along the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains, from North Georgia to Maine, attracting between 2 and 3 million backpackers and day hikers each year. The majority of the trail is maintained by volunteers and seasonal crews managed by the Appalachian Trail […]

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Roll Your Backpacking Gear Into Bikepacking

Bikepacking

Calling all bike-curious backpackers: This one’s for you. With a few small additions and some packing know-how, you can push your backpacking setup into bicycle service. Follow these tips to get started.  Gear and Storage When you hit the trail on foot, you carry your stuff on your back. Not so when you do the […]

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The future of backpacks looks more sustainable

Chances are, you already own plenty of sustainably made clothing and electronics built with rechargeable batteries instead of landfill-polluting alkaline—but your backpack probably doesn’t deserve a merit badge for environmentalism. It’s not your fault. Packs have tended to lag behind other gear categories, where the outdoor industry has embraced sustainability and shoppers now routinely find […]

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Trailheads: Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage

Trailheads bikepacking cast

Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross […]

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Camp Recipe: Backpacking Burrito Bowl

Backpacking burrito bowl being wrapped in tortilla

Loaded with flavor, this vegetarian burrito bowl makes a great addition to your trail food line up. While most burrito bowls use rice as their base, we decided to use quinoa instead. Quinoa has a more well-rounded nutritional profile and can serve as a complete protein. It also has a unique taste and texture that […]

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