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5 Amazing Bikepacking Routes on the East Coast

5 amazing bikepacking routes on the east coast

Every year, more and more outdoor enthusiasts are discovering the appeal of bikepacking. It’s an incredibly immersive way to see the country—no shuffling on and off tour buses or watching the miles whiz by from a car window. Plus, it’s cheaper than most motorized travel, it’s a great way to get your exercise in every day, and it’s almost guaranteed to earn you some bragging rights.

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Published:June 3, 2019 View Post

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Taking Care: A 3-Part Series

Taking Care

Anyone who spends time outdoors understands the importance of protecting our wild spaces. In a time where public lands are under attack and recreational value seems to come secondary to commercial value, it is more important than ever to promote education, use, and most of all, the stewardship of the places we play.

Each summer, individuals known affectionately as “caretakers” commit themselves to life in the outdoors. They live without … Read more >>

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Published:May 28, 2019 View Post

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4 Rookie Mistakes Made by First-Time Backpackers

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“Where is it? It has to be here somewhere.”

I was standing in a parking lot in Yellowstone National Park staring at a mess of gear strewn across the pavement.

“Where’s the rainfly for the tent?”

One thousand miles away in my apartment in Dana Point, Calif., that’s where it was. Because I didn’t double-check all of my gear before I departed for Wyoming, I didn’t realize the rainfly was … Read more >>

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Published:April 24, 2019 View Post

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Think You Could Paddle the Longest Canoe Trail in the Northeast?

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The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest canoe trail in the Northeast. Stretching for a grand total of 740-miles, it winds from Old Forge, New York, to Fort Kent, Maine, passing through the vast Northern Forest, New England villages, and rugged scenery. Paddling it end-to-end means navigating twenty-two rivers, fifty-eight lakes, and over a dozen watersheds, ducking into Canada and traversing wide swaths of backcountry.

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Published:April 15, 2019 View Post

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Spring Skiing Checklist: Are You Ready?

Spring skiing checklist

For some skiers, spring is a tragic emergence of tulips and aspen leaf buds. In a fairer version of the universe, as they may see it, winter powder days would still be going strong. But other skiers embrace spring skiing as the last on-snow hurrah before summer sets in.

Spring skiing is its own particular art to master and enjoy. Go in with rookie moves, and you’ll trip all over … Read more >>

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Published:March 25, 2019 View Post

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The Elusive Lynx: 22 Designs Lynx Tele Binding Review

Testing the 22 Designs Lynx tele binding

The world of telemark skiing is one unfazed by the trends of the retail marketplace and the greater realm of skiing—crusty backcountry curmudgeons will continue to delightedly drop knees on three-pins and leathers until the end of snow. But still, a small cadre of diehard gear-heads and free-heel aficionados have been working the past few years to push the boundaries of the sport.

Living On The Edge

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Published:March 21, 2019 View Post

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Mount Mansfield: The Man, The Moose, The Legend

The summit of Vermont's highest, most legendary peak

Due to glacial activity thousands of years ago, it’s not unusual for New England mountains to have human or animal-like outcroppings reminiscent of a face or a head.

Take for example, the famous, but now fallen, Old Man of the Mountain on Cannon in New Hampshire, or his counterpart across the street on Eagle Cliff, the Old Lady of the Mountain, aka the Watcher, who still resides there today. All … Read more >>

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Published:March 7, 2019 View Post

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How to Get Your Kids Skiing at an Early Age

Getting your kids into skiing at an early age

Slopeside meltdowns, freezing tears on frigid lift rides, urgent bathroom breaks the minute you’ve gotten all geared up: Hitting the slopes with your little ones can be a big-time challenge, not to mention a big hit to the wallet. But the benefits—getting your kiddos passionate about skiing and riding and creating a whole new level of outdoor fun for the whole fam—are well worth the hassle.

To help you navigate … Read more >>

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Published:February 25, 2019 View Post

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The Insider’s Guide to Mount Washington in Winter

A mountaineering training expedition on Mount Washington.

Temperatures flirting with 20 below and winds gusting over 50 miles per hour aren’t exactly what you might expect when you start the drive up I-93 north from Boston under cool, but clear, winter skies. But in just a few hours of driving, you can quickly be transported into what, without hyperbole, can be described as the world’s worst weather.

Standing at a height of 6,288 feet, in a region … Read more >>

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Published:February 18, 2019 View Post

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5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

Once the temperatures dip, the Green Mountain State turns from its rich summer greens into an icy mecca of frozen waterfalls and wintery landscapes. Road cuts turn to ice walls, and that small trickle of water over moss-covered rock at the crag is now transformed into a pillar of ice.

This transformation signals the time for climbers to drop the chalk and tight-fitting, rubber-soled shoes in favor of insulated boots, crampons, … Read more >>

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Published:February 11, 2019 View Post

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