While it might just the beginning of fall now, winter weather is fast approaching and now is the time to prepare for outdoor winter adventures. Start shopping for new pieces now before the demand is here and finding clothing and items in your child’s size might be harder. Remember there’s no such thing as bad

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If there’s one thing hikers need, it’s a strong and stable lower body. From uphill scrambling to hopping over streambeds and navigating steep descents, hiking is a fabulous full-body workout. But there’s no denying that our hips and legs bear the brunt of the action. Yet if you want to build a strong base, squats

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Soon enough we will all be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions whist drinking and staying up past our typical bedtimes- what irony! Many times we fail ourselves shortly after setting these goals. What gives? I think there are many factors, but becoming motivated and forming some basic healthy habits to support your goals is key!

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Walking in the woods seems simple enough, but it isn’t long before all your extra cash is spent on shiny new gear and you are tempted to buy everything you see at REI. Here are 5 tips to get you on the trail with the right gear and still keep your wallet happy! These tips

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Hiking and backpacking have become increasingly popular activities. It is wonderful to hear from folks looking to hit the trail for the first time or spend their first night in the woods away from their car and worldly possessions. What is problematic is how few people follow some of the basic Leave No Trace principals

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If you are a hiker who wants to begin trail running or a runner who wants to head to the trails, the transition can be frustrating. Trail running has unique challenges due to the terrain. Those who actively road run will find their pace slow considerably. Hikers may not know where to begin. Here are

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It really is amazing how many resources we now have as hikers. Between a wide variety of available maps, guide books, trail clubs, and blogs you are sure to find the information you need. Another wonderful resource can be online communities such as Facebook groups. Unlike reliable books and your favorite maps, there can be

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I am always asked how I stay warm while winter hiking. I ask myself the same thing each fall when the temperature begins to drop. “How did I handle hiking last winter?” comes to mind. When winter begins I am always surprised by my body’s ability to adapt. When I hit the trail, I pace

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