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From Plastic to Sandstone
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From Plastic to Sandstone

By Carolyn Dean The reality of the rock Now is the time, your standing at the base of a sandstone crack line that swiftly curves up 200 feet to an anchor that is barley visible. The base of the route is situated on a 75-degree angle that has left you […]

4 US Coastal Hikes to Do During the Summer
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4 US Coastal Hikes to Do During the Summer

As summer approaches, hiking opportunities abound along the United States coastlines. The west and east coasts offer hikers diverse scenery where beaches turn into rocky caverns within a few miles of each other. Anyone interested in wandering through hushed landscapes, seeing nautical wildlife, or catching waves should consider planning a […]

How to Ride a Berm Like You Were Born To
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How to Ride a Berm Like You Were Born To

Flow trails and pump tracks are popping up in local parks, private backyards and mountain biking resorts across the nation. You’d be hard pressed to find one of these smooth riding tracks without numerous berms. For the uninitiated, berms are one of the main reasons riders of all disciplines love […]

Unsquishable Pack Foods
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Unsquishable Pack Foods

I’m a Tupperware lover.  I hate when my sandwich doesn’t look exactly like it did when I made it, and I strategically stack lunches so that my banana doesn’t get smooshed and my cookies don’t crumble.  I’m not picky necessarily, I just don’t like when my lunchbox starts chewing my […]

Sibling Warfare (or don’t get into a canoe with your older sister)
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Sibling Warfare (or don’t get into a canoe with your older sister)

My sister Janet– four years older – found out about this great outdoor women’s weekend sponsored by the state fish & wildlife department. Over the weekend at a state park, they put on various half-day seminars to teach the basics of skills such as fly fishing, skeet shooting, bird watching, […]

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 […]

Kayaking for Closure
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Kayaking for Closure

Most recently split-up couples wouldn’t plan a vacation to the romantic San Juan Islands. My ex and I ended up there when he worked a stint at the university’s research station. Six months after ending our four-year relationship, we missed each other. It hadn’t been a stormy break-up – it […]

4 Historic Bike Trails
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4 Historic Bike Trails

With Memorial Day just around the corner, why not take a break from the every day and coast down a historic bike trail? Here’s  four trails to put your wheels on. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail  The C&O trail follows the path of an important canal for delivering goods from town […]

Top Swimwear for the Sporty Female
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Top Swimwear for the Sporty Female

Warm weather is approaching and that means it’s time to paddle the ocean or train for outdoor events. Women love fashion like men love ESPN. Looking good makes females feel good and exude their confidence. So whether you are a beach yogi or SUP enthusiast, train hard, paddle fast and […]

The Final Cut: 4 Outdoor Activities to Help You Reduce Stress During Finals
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The Final Cut: 4 Outdoor Activities to Help You Reduce Stress During Finals

Finals can be brutal. For me, the most difficult part of this Week From Hell is having to resign myself to inside life while I type frantically on my Mac, scribble in books, and try not to strangle groupmates. To take out some of this stress (and, apparently, murderous rage) […]