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Ask Hope: How Do I Encourage My Boyfriend to Be More Outdoorsy?
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Ask Hope: How Do I Encourage My Boyfriend to Be More Outdoorsy?

This is an issue that both the ladies and the gents struggle with often; perhaps you’ve met someone who is the apple of your eye, cute, funny, and meshes with you perfectly except for the seemingly simple issue of them not being into the outdoors. Now, if you’re like me, […]

Marathon Mom: Benefits of Hiking With Children
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Marathon Mom: Benefits of Hiking With Children

Dear Audra, My husband and I are trying to talk a few of our friends with young toddlers into joining us for some day hikes, but we are meeting a lot of hesitation about how hard it will be with the kids. One couple is insisting their child won’t like […]

7 Ways the Government Shutdown Hurt the Environment
Environment

7 Ways the Government Shutdown Hurt the Environment

The good news is that some federal agencies ― including the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, the Energy Information Administration, and the National Weather Service ― remain open despite the government shutdown. However, the effects of this political debacle can still be felt throughout the country’s fragile environmental sector, […]

Outdoor Activities for Students Who Have No Time and Are On a Budget
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Outdoor Activities for Students Who Have No Time and Are On a Budget

Whether you’re in high school, college, or rounding out your graduate work chances are you’re pressed for time and money. Making a commitment to a team is just not for you and funding for the more expensive outdoor sports like skiing or trad rock-climbing is non-existent. Luckily, we have the […]

National Park Shutdowns: Rocky Mountain National Park
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National Park Shutdowns: Rocky Mountain National Park

“Rocky Mountain National Park is closed for the duration of the government shutdown. The park is closed for all publicly used and visitor services. This includes driving park roads, camping, and hiking. This message will not be updated until the status changes.” -Voice Recording for Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor […]

Outdoorsy Must Have’s for October
Mobilization and Events

Outdoorsy Must Have’s for October

Marathon Mom: Jogging Stroller Dad
Outdoor Advocacy

Marathon Mom: Jogging Stroller Dad

Dear Marathon Mom, My wife and I are welcoming our first child in about two months, and we’re in full-on nesting mode. Unlike my wife, however,, my nesting consists primarily of finding an infant jogging outfit and figuring how I can include our new baby in my daily runs. Running […]

8 Unbelievably Stupid Environmental Comments from Elected Officials
Environment

8 Unbelievably Stupid Environmental Comments from Elected Officials

U.S. politicians have discussed climate change, renewable energy, and other environmental topics at length in recent years – but that’s not to say all of the conversations have been intelligent. Here are some of the most egregious statements made on behalf (or in spite) of Mother Nature, courtesy of officials […]

Ask Hope: How do I feel more confident in the male-saturated outdoors?
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Ask Hope: How do I feel more confident in the male-saturated outdoors?

This is a question that I’ve encountered with some variation in my circle of girlfriends or from the young girls that I teach and mentor. Just the other day I was with one of my favorite 11 year old girls doing some bouldering. Typically she’s very confident but today there […]

A World More Connected to Nature
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A World More Connected to Nature

A world more connected to nature. This is the vision of WOODCHUCK. The Minneapolis company designs and manufactures wooden cases and covers for electronics, 100% Made in America. The idea for the product was born during a late night study session when the founder, Ben, threw a wooden veneer on […]