Coming Down with A Case of Spring Fever in Oregon

You know those scenes in movies, when the calendar’s pages start peeling off and flying away, first slowly, then faster and faster? That’s how I feel every spring. The weather turns gorgeous, the trails start to clear of snow, people go to the river or...

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The Ultimate Bay Area Ridge Trail Hike

Earlier this week we shared tips about how to plan a self-supported adventure. And nowhere is better or more convenient for a day outdoors than a long, scenic, well-marked trail. There's one trail in particular we're partial to this summer—the 375-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail....

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How to Plan a Self-Supported Adventure

Guided hikes. Trail races. Mountain bike races. Organized events in the wilderness are wonderful because they add a level of comfort to a long and difficult day—people will be marking your route, checking on you, feeding you food and liquids, and congratulating you at the...

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Memorial Day Weekend plans

How to Make This the Best Memorial Day Weekend Ever

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend. The unofficial start of summer. An opportunity to relax and unwind. A chance to eat lots of ice cream. If you're scrambling for some last-minute ideas for the three-day weekend ahead, here are some easy-to-execute suggestions. Keep your laptop and notebook zipped up...

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Timp, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City

Best Peaks to Bag in Salt Lake City

As the snow slowly melts on the peaks of the highest mountains and wildflowers start to bloom, we get that summertime itch to start climbing. Peak bagging. Celebratory summits. Mountains for breakfast. We want it all. And despite being known more for skiing, Salt Lake City...

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Where to do a Stairway Workout in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city made urban mountain training. It's laughably hilly in spots, making it the perfect playground for hill repeats with a heavy pack. And San Francisco has the added bonus of having hundreds of colorful, interesting, and historical public stairways to climb....

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Bay Area Ridge Trail

Celebrating 30 Years of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

It's the 30th birthday of the Bay Area Ridge Trail! To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we're sharing the Ridge Trail's history in an excerpt from the new edition of Bay Area Ridge Trail, by Elizabeth Byers. The Trail A combination of unique characteristics primed the Bay Area for...

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Introducing the Great American Rail-Trail

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has announced their long-awaited project—the Great American Rail-Trail! The Great American Rail-Trail stretches more than 3,700 miles from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, Washington. It passes through 12 states—Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington. "The...

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