October 30, 2018

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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October 30, 2018

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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October 30, 2018

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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October 25, 2018

The Rescuer In Need of Saving

Jacob Urban’s depression started after the helicopter crash. It was February 15, 2012, and a helicopter carrying rescue workers from Wyoming’s Teton County Search and Rescue to aid an injured snowmobiler went down in the Tetons. The pilot and two rescuers were badly injured. Urban was among the additional volunteers from Teton County Search and […]

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October 25, 2018

Kate Courtney’s Path to World Cup Victory

Kate Courtney says she just has a particularly high level of grit. That may be true, but it takes more than grit to top the podium. She won the women’s UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Switzerland this fall. She ran away with the race in the last lap, only the fourth American woman to […]

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October 22, 2018

Can Hiking Help Heal Veterans with PTSD? Researchers Seek to Find Out

Climbers summiting Mount Rainier

One fall day on Washington’s Mount Rainier, Josh Brandon and a group of fellow active duty platoon leaders discovered something about the outdoors that could improve the lives of veterans. It was September 2009 and the group had decided to make a late-season summit attempt of Washington’s highest peak as part of a team-building exercise. […]

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October 22, 2018

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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October 22, 2018

Not Too Dry, Not Too Muddy, the Trails Are Just Right

In the middle of summer in the high desert of Nevada and on the alpine slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada, the trails were so dusty I was breathing in dirt. Some sections of the trail had deteriorated so badly it felt like I was riding my bike through sand on a beach. One day, I […]

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October 18, 2018

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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