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5 Signs of Life on the Appalachian Trail: Advice, Insight, and Experiences From My First Solo Backpacking Trip
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5 Signs of Life on the Appalachian Trail: Advice, Insight, and Experiences From My First Solo Backpacking Trip

When I was first dropped off at the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) for my first solo expedition, it was strange waving goodbye to my friend and shuttle driver. It felt like I was waving goodbye to much more, that I was saying goodbye to my daily internet dose and many of […]

How to Find Adventure in Your Backyard
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How to Find Adventure in Your Backyard

When you’ve lived somewhere for long enough, it’s hard to find excitement in hiking the same mountains again and again, or biking the same trails week after week. If you don’t have the time or money for a far-flung adventures, try some of these tricks for finding excitement in an […]

Why Good Guys Respect and Like Outdoorsy Girls
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Why Good Guys Respect and Like Outdoorsy Girls

You’d think it would go without saying, but if there’s one thing I’ve noticed since becoming uber outdoorsy it’s that the men dig it in a very big way. Regardless, I’ve heard some girls and young women express their concerns: What if he’s intimidated by the fact that I climb […]

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: […]

Watch Your Time: 7 Watches That Can Do Much More Then That
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Watch Your Time: 7 Watches That Can Do Much More Then That

A good watch is essential to any man/woman’s adventures, excursions, and style. Forget sundials and egg-timers, step into the future with this list of 6 watches that will do much more for you then tell the time: Timex Zone Trainer Heart Rate Watch With matching heart monitor and chest strap, […]

What’s Your Leadership Style?
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What’s Your Leadership Style?

In the backcountry, you’re always making decisions that effect the entire group–where to camp, when to take a break, whether to turn around because the weather’s deteriorating, etc. Whether you’re on a two-day backpacking trip or a month-long expedition, leadership is integral to the success of your trip. So, unless […]

Top 6 Most Adventure-Ready Cars and Trucks
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Top 6 Most Adventure-Ready Cars and Trucks

Imagine driving a Honda Civic around in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Add a few friends, gear and provisions for all of them (maybe some bicycles even), and a bumpy, root infested dirt road. I agree, it sounds like an adventure, but probably not the kind that would be any […]

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 […]