Fresh veggies and hearty pasta come together to make this backpacking-friendly version of Pasta Primavera. Finding the right balance between healthy and filling can be a challenge when planning your backpacking meals. On one hand, you want to prioritize calories. But on the other, you can only go so long without seeing a vegetable before […]
There was a time when sandals were reserved for the beach or the public shower. Blessedly, those days are long gone. Outdoor-oriented companies have taken the same core DNA of your standard flip-flops and leveled it up with features like a beefier sole, more secure webbing, greater arch support or some combination of all three. […]
A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path. Look to the night skies outside your house or apartment and maybe you’ll see the faint outlines of the Big Dipper beyond the street lights, or the glimmering North Star past a row of headlights on the nearest highway. Head into the […]
It takes just under six months for most backpackers to complete the world’s longest hiking-only footpath, but you can get a glimpse of the highs and lows of a thru-hiker’s journey without leaving home this fall with the new book, Hiker Trash: Notes, Sketches, and Other Detritus from the Appalachian Trail. Author and artist Sarah […]
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Yoga is a great way to bring mindful movement to your outdoor pursuits. We partnered with our friends at CorePower Yoga to learn more about integrating yoga into biking—before, during and after going for a bike ride. Learn more about getting your first week of CorePower Yoga for free here. Before Your Ride Hydrate the […]
The New England Lost Ski Areas Project is a charmingly antiquated website with lots of information on exactly 604 New England ski hills that have come and gone. Berkshire East, a mountain in western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, could have easily been on that list. It was founded in the mid-1950s and featured two rope tows […]
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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 LokiWolf Collar Looking to upgrade your pooch’s necklace? Made in partnership with Loki the Wolfdog (of Instagram fame), […]
Yoga is a great way to bring mindful movement to your outdoor pursuits. We partnered with our friends at CorePower Yoga to learn more about integrating yoga into a hike—before, during and after. Learn more about getting your first week of CorePower Yoga for free here. Before Your Hike Hydrate the day before and day […]
A warm fluffy treat to celebrate the fall season, this pumpkin coffee cake is great for breakfast, afternoon coffee or dessert. It’s easy to go overboard with pumpkin spice and turn everything into a pumpkin spiced spectacular. This can lead to some truly bizarre crossover products. Does anyone really need pumpkin-spiced Pringles? Or pumpkin-spiced sparkling […]