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Top 5 Hikes Around Las Vegas

Everyone knows Las Vegas for its iconic casinos that draw visitors to the city all year round. While Las Vegas has so much to offer when it comes to entertainment, people are missing out on exploring the beautiful landscape that surrounds the area. Below, we’ll have a look at the top five hikes around Las Vegas that tourists should consider …

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2019 Tour de France to Showcase another Gruelling Battle between Cycling’s Best

Cycling is an incredibly diverse sport, spanning all regions, terrains, and biomes. In the winter, cyclists jump on their fat bikes to cycle through the snowy bike trails, such as those at Methow Valley. When the summer arrives and also through the autumn, mountain biking becomes one of the go-to ways to ride around and explore some breathtaking scenery. Through …

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Make the Most of Your Pacific Northwest Trip with These 6 Tips

The Pacific Northwest—an area of spectacular beauty graced by snow-capped mountains poking through the clouds and sprawling valleys blanketed in beautiful wildflowers. From lush evergreen forests to cliff-lined beaches, a visit to the Pacific Northwest should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re lucky enough plan a trip to this breathtaking region, here are six tips you should know for …

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8 Gift Ideas for the Adventurous Man

Men are already difficult to find gifts for—but with an outdoorsman, you might be feeling hopeless. “Don’t get me anything!” They say, “I just want to be outside!” Which we know, of course, is really code for, “You better read my mind because if you get me junk, it’s going straight to Goodwill! The man van has no room for …

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Happy Feet: The New Technology of Footwear

It’s an old problem: everyone’s feet are different. Even on the same person, the right and left feet tend to be asymmetrical. Since time immemorial folks who use their feet a lot (runners, hikers, etc) have had to make do with footware that sort of fits. A revolutionary new technology promises to change this situation by making available custom-fitted and …

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New Beginnings at Kukutali

Thanks to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Washington State Parks Department, we have new public access to a beautiful coastal forest and shoreline beside the Salish Sea. The Kukutali Preserve, located on Swinomish Tribal lands in Skagit County, was opened to the public just three years ago, the result of a ground-breaking alliance of Tribe and State. An …

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Winter Gear to Make the Season Safe, Warm and Bright

STABILicers™ Hike Macro When it comes to traction devices for your feet, the options are plentiful. The Hike Macro ice cleats from Stabil offer 1/2-inch (replaceable!) cleats combined with a unique TPE (Thermoplastic elastomer) binding system that covers the entire bottom of the boot and is tough yet flexible and stretchable, even at sub-zero temperatures, making it easy to put …

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A Good Night’s Rest and Other Great Ideas

Therm-a-Rest Neo Air XTherm Our friends in Seattle do it again: Therm-a-Rest continues to lead the way when it comes to sleeping pads. The Neo Air®  XTherm™  is light (15 ounces), warm (R-Value 5.7), and packs small. It puffs up to a more-than-comfortable 2.5 inches. And it’s durable. This is what they mean when they say “top of the line.” …

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Galbraith’s Best Trails: Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition’s Top Ten

Evolution – Starting from the top of the mountain, this technical trail has berms, jumps and drops. The “Stinger” ladder bridge is one of the oldest features on the mountain and recently underwent a full rebuild that should last another 20 years! SST- A favorite ride on the North side of the mountain that is fun for intermediate and advanced …

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Trail Running: A Celebration of Body and Soul – An Interview with Abram Dickerson

Two years ago Abram Dickerson had a big idea. The previous autumn he had completed a 34 mile run on the Copper Ridge Loop —a spectacularly scenic trail in North Cascades National Park — and the experience had left him wanting more. So Dickerson, a transplant to the Pacific Northwest from northern California, created Aspire Adventure Running, an organization dedicated …

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