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The 12 Least-Visited National Parks

The 12 Least-Visited National Parks

The U.S. is home to just under 60 national parks, but sometimes, going to the favorites can ensure a bit of a crowded time (especially on holidays with gorgeous weather). There are some that don’t get as many visitors, though, and make for some good solo time in nature. Looking [...]

Cyclist Traveling Off The Grid Across America

Cyclist Traveling Off The Grid Across America

Cycling is obviously one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation possible, after all it uses nothing more than human power to propel us to our destination. But one cyclist has taken this Earth-friendly method of travel to a new level as he hits the road for an epic [...]

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

The life of a mountain biker can sometimes be frustrating.  Being a smaller niche group of the population, many times our needs are overlooked to a broader scope of the population.  Many local clubs have been successful in lobbying land owners and managers to allow trails to be built, but [...]

A Running’s Mom’s Mother’s Day

A Running’s Mom’s Mother’s Day

I grew up thinking Mother’s Day gifts were supposed to be homemade macaroni noodle necklaces, inedible breakfasts in bed, and a whole day (okay, half a day) without fighting with your sibling. And these gifts are fine – if you’re five years old. In all honesty, I think this is [...]

Backpacking Buffet: 5 Recipes that Pack Light and Deliver a Big Punch

Backpacking Buffet: 5 Recipes that Pack Light and Deliver a Big Punch

There is a fine line when packing food for backpacking. On the one hand you want something that’s light to carry, something that is space conscious, and something that can hold up in a packed pack. But on the other hand, you’re working hard out there, you need to carb [...]

Summit Season Begins On Everest

Summit Season Begins On Everest

It has been a long and tumultuous spring climbing season on the world’s tallest mountain but for the climbers who have been on Everest since the beginning of April, the end is nearly in sight. Earlier today the Sherpas charged with installing the ropes on the mountain completed their work, [...]

Most Unusual Running Events

Most Unusual Running Events

Runners are a one-of-a-kind breed. They are enthusiastic, bold and daring individuals who race for a challenge and a cause. As ordinary races may seem bleak and boring, event planners are creating events that are edgy and innovative. Hit the trails to get your Centaur legs in shape to run [...]

The Best Outdoor Movies Currently Screening on VOD Sites

The Best Outdoor Movies Currently Screening on VOD Sites

To save you all some time, I’ve compiled the best movies about outdoor adventure that are currently streaming on the internet. Watch and enjoy! Seven Years in Tibet Find it on: Amazon Prime Heinrich Harrer’s book Seven Years in Tibet is one of the greatest adventure books ever written. It’s [...]

Pete Eshelman: Economic Development Systems of the 21st Century

Pete Eshelman: Economic Development Systems of the 21st Century

Pete Eshelman is the Director of Outdoor Branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization trying to find ways to sustainably grow Roanoke’s economy. Their solution? A plan to embrace the outdoors with Pete at the helm of the wheel. I sat down with him in his [...]

The Importance of Teamwork at High Adventure Camps

The Importance of Teamwork at High Adventure Camps

I’m an Eagle Scout. I’ve worked at camp for the past three summers. Alright, just wanted to put that out there. Now that you have some of my credentials, I’d like to talk about the importance of teamwork while on the job at a high adventure camp. There’s plenty of [...]