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Sustainable Ski Resorts? How They’re Graded
Mobilization and Events

Sustainable Ski Resorts? How They’re Graded

While it’s true that there will always be an ecological impact when it comes to ski resorts; stream water depletion, wetland impact, air pollution, and permanent habitat loss; from the parking lots to the clear cuts, ski resorts edge their way into a mountain the same way your skis do […]

Marathon Mom: I’m injured and I’m going crazy. What to do?
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Marathon Mom: I’m injured and I’m going crazy. What to do?

Dear Marathon Mom, Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. At least, that’s what it feels like. I’ve had a nagging hip pain for about two months and finally broke down and went to the doctor. It’s a small stress fracture. The doctor ordered me not to run on […]

2013 Was the Driest Year in California’s History
Environment

2013 Was the Driest Year in California’s History

The figures have been tallied, and 2013 was officially California’s driest year since state officials began to record rainfall data in 1849. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, roughly 90% of California has been in drought since May and much of the state’s Central Valley (a major agricultural hub for […]

Marathon Mom: Can I Run A Half Marathon On Very Limited Training Time?
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Marathon Mom: Can I Run A Half Marathon On Very Limited Training Time?

‘ Dear Marathon Mom, I have three kids, ages 4, 3, and 6 months, and I made a New Years Resolution to run my first half marathon in 2014. I’ve been a runner for about 8 years, running a lot more regularly some years than others. Currently, I’m only able […]

Marathon Mom: As a single mom, can I train for a marathon while raising my family?
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Marathon Mom: As a single mom, can I train for a marathon while raising my family?

Dear Marathon Mom, I used to be a runner…and then I had kids. I hate even writing that, since it seems like such a cliché, but that is exactly what happened to me. I have a 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. I was still able to run with my […]

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Mobilization and Events

Best Outdoor Events in January

Start 2014 off right by checking out one of January’s greatest outdoor events. With all these conventions, races, and spectator/user friendly happenings; there’s no reason to stay on the couch this month: Surf Expo – January 9-11 The longest running and largest board sports and beach/resort lifestyle convention is returning […]

Apres Ski Must Haves
Gear Reviews

Apres Ski Must Haves

Each month, we do an Outdoorsy Must Have’s with a collection of some of the best products for a particular theme. This month, the theme is après ski. Après is an enjoyable time, but it’s even better when you have the right stuff!

Mobilization and Events

Marathon Mom: First Time Mom, First Time Runner

Dear Marathon Mom,   I am a first time mom to a 6-month-old girl. I keep seeing moms out jogging with their kids in the stroller, and my curiosity is getting the better of me. I really want to try it out – it actually looks fun. I even have […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – January 3rd
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy – January 3rd

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.   Hunter Hired to Eliminate Wolf Packs Wolves dominated the outdoor policy news […]

Marathon Mom: I had my baby – how soon can I run again?
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Marathon Mom: I had my baby – how soon can I run again?

Dear Marathon Mom, I just had my baby at the end of November. It was a long 40-weeks – 24 of them in which I could no longer run. I’ve been (im)patiently waiting to start running again until after my 6-week follow-up with my doctor. However, I have three more […]