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AT Conservancy Honors Bestowed
Mobilization and Events

AT Conservancy Honors Bestowed

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will recognize three leaders for their contributions to various environmental initiatives during a black tie gala in Washington D.C. on May 15. The $250 per person fundraiser benefits the organization that spearheads maintenance of the 2,180-mile trail that crosses the Appalachian Mountains from Canada to Georgia. […]

5 Tips for an Outdoorsy Mother’s Day
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5 Tips for an Outdoorsy Mother’s Day

Believe it or not, your Mom totally used to be a backpack rockin’, hiking boots wearin’, outdoorsy hottie. Hell, maybe she still is and, in honor of her outdoorsy nature, we encourage you to take the woman who spent hours of painstaking labor bringing you into this world on an […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

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. For questions, comments and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Complete Climbing Ban Proposed at Castle Rocks, ID This week, Idaho climbers got some […]

“I Got a Perm for Our Camping Trip” Music Video
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“I Got a Perm for Our Camping Trip” Music Video

Just because you’re going camping doesn’t mean you can’t look nice. If you’ve ever had the urge to get a perm done, this is the perfect time. I’m talking to the guys here. Girls, it’s time to realize that you’re not the only one that can spend time and money […]

Kayaks: The Difference Between Sit-On and Sit-In
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Kayaks: The Difference Between Sit-On and Sit-In

SO you want to join the wonderful world of kayaking. Nothing is more fun than slicing through the water with that sharp, smooth hull, wrestling a fish on the line from those tiny creeks other boast can’t reach or roughing it in some big surf with angry waves splashing your […]

How to Flirt Like A Rockstar: The Hook-up For Climbers
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How to Flirt Like A Rockstar: The Hook-up For Climbers

Since I’ve been in the climbing scene, I find myself constantly surrounded by gorgeous men (My life is tough, what can I say?). However, flirting can often be scary and confusing with many factors to consider: Does the climber hottie you’re scoping out have a significant other? Are they open […]

Being a summer camp counselor is AWESOME
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Being a summer camp counselor is AWESOME

Especially in the Northeast, there is a magical thing called “sleepaway camp” that many people have only heard of in books and TV.  They are havens of fun and excitement that thousands of kids partake in every year (granted they have the funds available).  I’m not talking about the weeklong […]

Test of a relationship – Take a hike
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Test of a relationship – Take a hike

People have different relationship “tests.” I read an essay by a woman who had a whole system worked out to analyze her compatibility with a guy by the kind of books he had. Experts often recommend comparing spending habits of a significant other, as differences there are often a predictor […]

Leave No Trace Jerk!
Environment

Leave No Trace Jerk!

Hey, you there…sittin’ on my mountains, peelin’ away at your hardboiled egg and throwin’ the shells on the ground. Or wannabe Gandalf who decides to machete himself a gigantic wooden staff while he’s on a hike even though there are signs expressly forbidding foraging for wood. Better yet, Miss Thang […]

The Vermont Land Trust: Q & A with Elise Annes
Outdoor Advocacy

The Vermont Land Trust: Q & A with Elise Annes

Vermont is one of the few states that hasn’t fully given into urbanization. This is something that makes Vermont unique, and it is something The Vermont Land Trust works to keep. The Vermont Land Trust has been working since 1977 to preserve “over 700 working farms, hundreds of thousands of acres of productive forestland, […]