Articles written by: Hope Gately

5 Mountain Biking Basics for Betties
Outdoor Advocacy

5 Mountain Biking Basics for Betties

In case you’re unaware, a “betty” is a cute little slang term of a thing for a female mountainbiker. And for you betties who are interested in getting into the sport, we’ve compiled some bare-bones basics that will help you hit the trails, keep you safe, and ensure one sweet […]

Outdoor Aphrodisiac: Where and Why to Get in On in the Outdoors
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Outdoor Aphrodisiac: Where and Why to Get in On in the Outdoors

Nature is sexy. Pure, plain, and simple. The warmth of rays on various tanned (and toned) body parts, the breeze tousling sun-kissed hair, and the beauty of the outdoors surrounding you can be a powerful aphrodisiac. As such, you may be tempted to give into your passions while hiking, climbing, […]

Camping Cuties: How to Be Outdoorsy and Still Be Smokin’
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Camping Cuties: How to Be Outdoorsy and Still Be Smokin’

Girls, girls, girls… we gotta have a talk. Now, I’m originally from the Midwest and we gals, though outdoorsy, know how to elicit whistles from the boys. We fish in sexy cutoff jeans, we hike in cute tank tops, and we make certain that our hair is always… ALWAYS… real […]

Get the Gear: How to Buy Smart and Build Your Collection
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Get the Gear: How to Buy Smart and Build Your Collection

I don’t know about you, but I often say a nightly prayer to the Gear Gods. It goes something like this: Dear Gear Gods, May all my gear be cheap and useful, yet slightly sexy and colorful. Pinks, purples, and blues are preferable. Please, shield me from any gear failures […]

Girls vs. Boys: How the Opposite Sex Thinks About the Outdoors
Mobilization and Events

Girls vs. Boys: How the Opposite Sex Thinks About the Outdoors

There’s no doubt that men and women think and behave just a liiiiiiittle bit differently in the outdoors. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to uber stereotype either gender (ok, maybe just a little bit) but a variety of things run through a man’s noggin when he experiences […]

Night-Time Hiking For Lovers
Environment

Night-Time Hiking For Lovers

Why in the world would anyone hike at night? Hiking at night is a change of pace. It’s exciting and (listen up, boys) romantic. But for you lovers who’ve never attempted a Nighttime Rendezvous Hiking Extravaganza of Sexiness ( ‘cause that’s what they’re called…obvi) I’ve put together a crash course […]

The Beauties and Benefits of Solo Camping
Mobilization and Events

The Beauties and Benefits of Solo Camping

Ok, say it with me: Solo ‘Cause YOLO. Just kidding…don’t ever say that…ever. To some, the idea of solo camping may seem strange or even scary but let me assure you that it has its benefits in spades. Not to mention, if you’re someone who takes outdoor survival seriously, spending […]

Peer Pressure: How to Motivate Your Friends to Be Outdoorsy with Social Media
Outdoor Advocacy

Peer Pressure: How to Motivate Your Friends to Be Outdoorsy with Social Media

We’ve all got ‘em, those friends who would rather sit inside their dark, dungeon of a house, eat Ramen Noodles, and watch Game of Thrones while the sun is shining outside and the weather is sweet (Yep, G.O.T and Bob Marley reference in one sentence… I win). We love these […]

5 Ways to Be An Outdoor Volunteer Superhero!
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5 Ways to Be An Outdoor Volunteer Superhero!

Ok, so you wanna give back or just build your resume/look good on a college application. Regardless, volunteering in the great outdoors is not only simple but it’s needed. With recent federal budget cuts that directly impact our national parks, giving freely of your time has never been more important. […]

Kiss and Tell: The Best Outdoor Locations to Steal a Smooch or Two
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Kiss and Tell: The Best Outdoor Locations to Steal a Smooch or Two

If you’re smart (and I’m assuming you are since you’re reading my article) you like kissin’. Smoochin’. Puckering Up. The Big Wet One (get your mind outta the gutter, you’re better than that). That being said, the outdoors and smooching go hand in hand (or tongue in mouth…couldn’t resist). Nature […]