Articles written by: Hope Gately

The Girl Who Does It All: Triathlete Chelsey Miller
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The Girl Who Does It All: Triathlete Chelsey Miller

When I first met Chelsey, I never would have guessed that this curvaceous and mild-mannered gal was concealing a beast of an athlete within. I was new to Colorado and wanted to run, hike, bike, and climb everything. Chelsey was a native who was willing to give me friendly pointers […]

6 Tips for Young Women Who Are Afraid to Be Wild
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6 Tips for Young Women Who Are Afraid to Be Wild

My doctor and I were casually chit-chatting last week during a routine exam. When he noticed all of the bruises on my legs, he asked “ My goodness, girl! What’ve you been doing?” Thrilled to have the opportunity to talk about my outdoor rock-climbing escapades, I told him all about […]

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Badass Outdoorsy Friends
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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Badass Outdoorsy Friends

Are you a city gal turned wilderness lass? Perhaps you just moved and haven’t quite established your kickass social network? Maybe you’re turning over a new leaf and have decided to ditch the gym-rat life for the great outdoors. Whatever transition or reincarnation you’re going through, one thing is certain: […]

10 Tips to Go from City Girl to Wilderness Woman
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10 Tips to Go from City Girl to Wilderness Woman

So, you’ve grown up pounding pavement but, for whatever reason, recently you’ve heard the call of the wild and it’s time to get out and about. Perhaps you’ve moved to an outdoorsy community like Boulder, Colorado or Portland, Oregon. Perhaps, you’ve noticed how sexy outdoorsmen can be and you wanna […]

Sexy Outdoor Summer Destinations
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Sexy Outdoor Summer Destinations

Summer is, in my personal opinion, the sexiest time of year. We girls raid our closets and pull out our itty-bitty bikinis, revealing sundresses, and dance around in our Daisy Dukes singing, “She Wears Short-Shorts!” (What? You gals don’t do that? Prudes). Not to mention, you guys seem to find […]

Outdoor Junkies on a Budget: How to Play Like a Rockstar Without Breaking Your Bank
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Outdoor Junkies on a Budget: How to Play Like a Rockstar Without Breaking Your Bank

My friends call themselves “dirt bags” and with good reason. They play hard, live cheap, and don’t give a damn about your brand new Marmot jacket or top of the line tent. In fact, they throw up what they lovingly refer to as the “drunk” tent, a $30 Walmart special, […]

5 Things You Learn on a Bike that You Miss in a Car
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5 Things You Learn on a Bike that You Miss in a Car

Hey, Drivey Mc Driverson! Yeah, you there in your pretentious Prius hybrid, on your cellphone, talkin’ to your friend about how eco-friendly you are because you drive a green machine. Guess what? There’s an even more eco-friendly way to get around town; one that gets you in touch with your […]

6 Outdoor Safety Tips Just for the Ladies
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6 Outdoor Safety Tips Just for the Ladies

Now, we often don’t like to admit that there’s anything we gals can’t handle. When questioned about what we’d do if a mountain lion attacked us, we spin a scenario which has us lookin’ like Lara Croft and slicing the beast’s neck, Tomb Raider Style. If our Dad or brother […]

How To Score a Summer Romance By Getting Outdoors
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How To Score a Summer Romance By Getting Outdoors

Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe it’s that everyone wears less clothing. But, whatever the reason, people tend to couple up during the summer months. And if you’re having trouble finding a cuddle buddy, then take this advice and heat up the remainder of your summer. Hit the Trails There are […]

Which Outdoorsman Are You?
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Which Outdoorsman Are You?

Every outdoor activity has a rating scale of some sort, whether it be rock climbing, mountaineering, or skiing. That being said, it’s only fitting that Outdoorsmen should have a rating scale all their own. Find out where you rank and how you can up your outdoor game. Class One: This […]