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Summer Solstice Celebrations
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Summer Solstice Celebrations

It’s finally here – the longest day of the year.  June 21, 2013 marks the first day of summer, and the start to a weekend full of celebrations to salute the sun. As the first official weekend of summer, North Americans rejoice with parades, carnivals, spiritual gatherings and naked bike […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 21st
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 21st

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Mountain Biking Approved on New Section of the Continental Divide Trail Great, unexpected […]

Running 101 – Choose the Right Race
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Running 101 – Choose the Right Race

Running is good for you. And choosing the right race will get you to run more. Their are many races out there, from ultra-endurance events to adrenaline-filled 5k’s. Whichever one you choose, choose the one that’s right for you and strap on those running shoes. Here for you today is […]

4 Jobs for Bicyclists
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4 Jobs for Bicyclists

If office work has become tiresome, or if you just want to be paid for being outside on your bike, then consider jobs involving cycling. There are plenty of businesses and organizations that seek bikers to deliver documents, train people on bike maintenance and lead tours. Americorps has programs available […]

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

How to be a Good Camp Counselor
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How to be a Good Camp Counselor

Summer camp is memorable for kids for a number of reasons. It might be the first time that Timmy is away from his mom for more than a day at school, or maybe a big thunderstorm in the mountains shows Susan that they can be beautiful instead of being scared […]

Five Ways to Refurbish THE Climbing Rope
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Five Ways to Refurbish THE Climbing Rope

It’s time to retire the old climbing rope. This piece of essential climbing gear has helped make some of your fondest memories. Like getting you safely through the hardest climb of your life and your first big fall when that hold you thought you could nail suddenly disappeared from your […]

Night-Time Hiking For Lovers
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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
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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 […]

Real-World Choose Your Own Adventure App: a Q&A with Ethos Adventure’s Laura Baker
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Real-World Choose Your Own Adventure App: a Q&A with Ethos Adventure’s Laura Baker

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of an exciting adventure, but unaware of your next move? Perhaps the monotony of the daily grind has you dreaming of day in the sun, but you can’t quite find time to plan that refreshing break? Laura Baker, founder of Ethos Adventures, has an […]