outdoor activities

November 12, 2019

Welcome to the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia

It’s breakfast time at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway and the final day of the third annual Bikepacking Summit, a three-day grassroots event that’s equal parts summer camp and bikepacking seminar. Mulberry Gap co-owners Kate and Andrew Gates stand behind a counter flipping pancakes while greeting a steady stream of cyclists. “This is my dream […]

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November 7, 2019

Your Shorts Could Help You Get Rescued

RECCO

The biggest piece of lifesaving gear you carry into the backcountry might not be something you even know you have. It doesn’t need batteries or a subscription. But, in the event of an emergency, it could improve the chances of rescuers finding you.  RECCO®, which has been used in winter apparel and equipment since the […]

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November 4, 2019

Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City

An overlook of valley cradled by mountains, covered with white, thin clouds.

Perhaps most famously known for skiing, Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front also boast a plethora of hiking trails. With everything from easy summit hikes on the edge of town to rugged adventures in the canyons and mountains beyond, there are more than enough trails to keep everyone entertained. Though many of these hikes […]

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November 4, 2019

Mountain Biking Vermont’s Kingdom Trails

Riding past a red barn in Vermont's bucolic Northeast Kingdom

Up in the far northeastern corner of Vermont, there are more dirt roads than paved. The hills are rugged, and the houses far apart. The people who live in this 2,000-square-mile stretch of the Green Mountain State—dubbed “the Northeast Kingdom”—are tough, even by Vermont standards. It’s colder and rougher, and amenities are few and far […]

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November 1, 2019

13: Donuts for Savvy (Part 1)

Grief is the one human experience that we all have in common, but …
October 31, 2019

REI Presents: Nature’s Colin

Watch Colin's journey from sofa to summit now. Episode 1: Colin McArthur is not an outdoorsman, but he wants to climb a mountain. For Colin and his wife Dawn, this is the busiest time of their lives. Facing the challenges of working part-time while raising their son Davis, and with a second child on the […]

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October 22, 2019

This Bike Ride Is a MOFO

Scooter, a Lab-hound mutt, was struggling to keep pace when Maggie Gettys high-sided the top of a steep, left-hand berm and landed upside down in the sagebrush. Backlit by a pink-and-gold sunset, Scooter dutifully checked on his owner and found Gettys laughing through a casual smile with no lasting damage besides a broken pair of […]

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October 16, 2019

Trail Mix: Adventure Pup

Hiking with a 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 LokiWolf Collar Looking to upgrade your pooch’s necklace? Made in partnership with Loki the Wolfdog (of Instagram fame), […]

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October 16, 2019

CorePower Yoga x REI: Yoga for Your Ride

Yoga poses for cycling

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 […]

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