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Guest Blogger: Top 4 Mountains in New England for Leaf Peeping

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Autumns out west are great – the glow of aspen trees alight in pure gold – but there is nothing quite like leaf peeping the bright reds and purples of maple trees in New England. While most states in the Northeast have a few mountains above 4,000 ft that are favorites among peak baggers, some the best hikes for leaf peeping are below the tree line. Often less crowded but no less a workout, these are four of my favorite hikes. The trails are dog friendly, the views are stunning…read more

How to Unplug and Enjoy Alaska

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“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau We, as a culture, spend our lives being busy. We equate busy-ness with productivity, productivity with success, success with happiness. If we are not doing something, we feel like we are wasting time. We go on vacation and rush around from activity to activity, trying to pack as much relaxation as we can into a small period of time. What if we could spend more time being and less time doing? What if we could spend less…read more

Transalp – The King of All Alpine Bike Tours

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The dream of crossing the Alps by bike isn’t just reserved for pro bikers thanks to the many possible routes. So should you consider when planning your Trans Alpine (Transalp) route? How do you prepare? And what do the pros say about preparing for a Transalp? The Right Preparation for a Transalp First off all, you need to find the route that’s right for you. You need to evaluate your endurance, your riding technique, as well as your ability to navigate in the mountains. The classic beginner’s Transalp is the…read more

Becoming a Parent, And The Best Baby Gift You Can Buy

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“Where do I get one of those packs?” “We just had a little girl. When can I put her in one of those packs?” “Our first kid is coming in two months – how do I keep doing the things I love outside?” In person and over social media, I answer these questions on a weekly basis. New parents see my husband and I carrying our sons on our backs while fishing, hiking, or getting groceries and want to know how we’re making it happen. Our answer is the same…read more

Why You Should Get Out of Bed and Hike, Even if You’re an Exhausted Parent

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It’s 4:30 a.m. and my alarm is ringing at the bedside. I look out the window. It’s still dark. I lay there, realizing that the house is finally quiet. Throughout the night, I was awake with my feverish and tearful child. Frequently soothing her back to sleep four… five… maybe six times. She would sleep for awhile and then awake once again, coughing and uncomfortable. I’m exhausted. If there has ever been a perfect excuse to hit the snooze button, this is it. Yet I lay there with a reverberating thought… “don’t…read more

10 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Mountaineer

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So you want to be a mountaineer. I bet you’ve seen amazing pictures of epic ascents of Himalayan peaks. You’ve probably watched a reality show or two starring a survival expert. Maybe you’ve even gone on some pretty sweet hikes yourself. But do you really know what it’s like to be a mountaineer? Here’s 10 things you need to know before you commit to the lifestyle. 1. The weather will not always be perfect. In your heart you already know this, but since most of the pictures and videos we…read more

A Few Tips for Traveling Abroad With Your Beloved Bike

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So you’ve spun the globe and picked a sweet far-flung locale to do some killer biking. However, traveling abroad isn’t without its dangers. Here’s a few things to consider before you head off on your epic two-wheeled adventure: 1. The car If you’re not going with a group, tour, or guide, make damn sure your rental car is big enough for all that gear. The cliché that everything is bigger in the U.S. is kind of true. A “van” in Europe is not the same as a van in the U.S….read more

Party Over Policy? Rubbing Salt in the OR Wound

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Gone are the days when flannel shirts, beards, and Subarus flock to Salt Lake City for the annual granola festival at the Salt Palace Convention Center. It’s so interesting that the state of Utah – projected to be one of the top states for businesses – would not care about one of its largest industries. And so the Outdoor Retailer show has decided it is time to move away from its Salt Lake home for greener pastures and a state that cares about human-powered recreation. I can’t say I’m surprised…read more

5 Types of People You Meet on a Summit

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Our world is full of diverse personalities – the tops of mountains are no different. Recently, I put some thought into the types of people I’ve met on the trails throughout my adventures. What type are you?    1. The Adrenaline Junkie  We all know who I’m talking about. It’s the hiker who will eat-up the opportunity to snap photos of that oozing flesh wound, exaggerate the extent of the injury, talk about how tough they are for ripping off a piece of their shirt and tying it around the wounded…read more

So Long, Utah, See You in Denver – Outdoor Retailer 2017

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In the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains, outdoor industry professionals, media members and retailers gathered for a last time in Salt Lake City to ogle and awe at the latest gear and gadgets for outdoor adventure. That’s right folks, the dust has just settled on Outdoor Retail Summer Market 2017. Of course, Deuter was there in style, showing off the latest from the adventurous minds at Deuter HQ. The first thing everyone noticed was a complete redesign of the color scheme. Tonal is the new paradigm. Looking deeper, they would…read more