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Long Rider Nears End Of 20-Year Journey

Long Rider Nears End Of 20-Year Journey

by Kraig Becker A German equestrian explorer by the name of Guenter Wamser is closing in on the finish line of an epic journey that has covered more than 15,000 miles and taken nearly 20 years to complete. Traveling on horseback the entire way, Wamser has ridden from the southernmost tip [...]

Where to Work: Five Studies of the Best Cities

Where to Work: Five Studies of the Best Cities

Thinking about relocating but not sure where to go? Well thankfully, thousands of other people have asked this same question and extensive research has been done to find some answers. Here are 5 studies from across the U.S. to help get you started in that next big direction: Forbe’s “Best [...]

Celebrate National Parks Day on August 25

Celebrate National Parks Day on August 25

On Sunday, Aug. 25, the National Park Service will observe its 97th birthday. In honor of this special anniversary, the NPS is offering a ‘fee-free day’ to members of the public who visit Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Zion, or any of the other 58 established national park areas. According to the [...]

9 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Runners

9 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Runners

Most of us have a mental wish list going all year round – yet when someone finally asks for some gift ideas, we often blank or fumble until we spit out something lame, like underwear or new dish towels. I’ve even been known to ask for stamps. If you know [...]

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Sets New Speed Record On The Matterhorn

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Sets New Speed Record On The Matterhorn

by Kraig Becker Spanish ultrarunner Kilian Jornet continues to rewrite the record books and redefine what the human body is capable of. Earlier this week the 25-year old endurance athlete set a new speed record for running up and down one of the most iconic peaks in all of Europe – [...]

Top Apps for Outdoorsmen

Top Apps for Outdoorsmen

Technology is ruling the world, which often disconnects us from nature. Thanks to further advancements with smart phones and apps, the cellular device is now a must-pack tool before you trek, ski or summit the unknown lands. In fact, sometimes it makes life a bit easier, but as technology can [...]

Light Your Way: 6 Different Headlamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices for the Back Country

Light Your Way: 6 Different Headlamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices for the Back Country

We’ve all been there before. Stumbling around the pitch dark in your underwear outside of your tent, fumbling with random tree branches and stubbing your feet along poorly-placed rocks, all in the search for a decent spot to use the restroom…Terrible. So you don’t get lost in the dark on [...]

The BackCountry Chef:  Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

The BackCountry Chef: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Even if you aren’t necessarily a morning person, you need energy for exploring if you are in the backcountry.  And with a simple recipe like this, you will be smiling all the way to the summit. Good for:  Hot breakfasts, quick [...]

Wheelie For Water: How the Bicycle Wheelie World Record Holder Gets Water for People In Africa

Wheelie For Water: How the Bicycle Wheelie World Record Holder Gets Water for People In Africa

Chris Barnett is rockin’ a charity called Wheelie for Water. It’s a campaign at Charity: Water. This is the real deal guys. I see so many charities talking about getting food to starving children but what about water. Water is the essence of life. You can’t live without it. Charity [...]

Ueli Steck Reminds Us Why He Is The Best Climber In The World

Ueli Steck Reminds Us Why He Is The Best Climber In The World

by Kraig Becker It has been a quiet summer for Wenger Ambassador Ueli Steck. Since getting caught up in the now notorious brawl on Everest this past spring, the Swiss climber returned home and has kept a low profile over the past few months. But Ueli isn’t one to stand still [...]