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Fathers Day: Top 5 most popular activities to make dad smile
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Fathers Day: Top 5 most popular activities to make dad smile

Our dads work hard for themselves, but more importantly, they work hard for their children. They are worthy of the holiday called Father’s Day, which is coming up this year on Sunday, June 16th. As their children, we need to prepare a day especially for them. I’m talking about the […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 14th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 14th

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.   Paddlers Plead for Access in National Parks Did you know that paddling […]

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 […]

Bolder Boulder 10K
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Bolder Boulder 10K

It happened Monday, May 27th 2013 – The Bolder Boulder is a 10 kilometer running race with an official site that claims that it’s Americas Best 10k.  How can they boast such a substantial claim? If you’re on the fence about registering for next year, check out these 5 reasons why you […]

The Cardboard Bike: A Transportation Super Star
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The Cardboard Bike: A Transportation Super Star

Izhar Gafni from Israel’s northern coast spent the last four years creating what many said was impossible- a cardboard bike. But the determined inventor did just that, and his eco friendly, waterproof and affordable bike made its debut in 2012, ushering in what many feel will be a transportation renaissance […]

The 5 Best Yoga Mats on the Market
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The 5 Best Yoga Mats on the Market

Like people, yoga mats come in various sizes, colors and features. In fact, with so many mats on the market, it can be said that there is a mat available for every body, style and personality.  Mats are designed differently – some are the most sticky, some are the most eco-friendly. So what […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

5 Winning Combinations for Companion Planting
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5 Winning Combinations for Companion Planting

Companion planting is part joy of gardening, part organic chemistry — and according to most experts, highly effective. And we can all agree there’s something beautiful about two completely different species mutually benefitting one another, when they could simply be competing for nutrients in the soil. If you’re looking to […]