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How to Survive the Summer Heat

We have made it to August, friends. We have survived most of the summer. Which means that depending on your location, you can already be sporting your puffy coat (Colorado) or impatiently waiting for football season and the chance to wear a sweater (Alabama). But. Overall...

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alpine start, Wilderness Press

How to Get Excited for an Alpine Start

3 a.m. Alarm going off. Groan at ungodly hour. Reconsider life choices. Reconsider waking up and running. No. Must go run. Ugh. Slide out of bed. Struggle into clothes set out enthusiastically the night before. Stupid idea. Running is stupid. Sit down to put on socks....

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Finding Wildflowers On the John Muir Trail

There's no reason to mince words—hiking the John Muir Trail is hard! You're likely shuffling with your blistered feet, heavy pack, eyes glued to the ground below your feet. Fortunately, that ground is dotted in a spectacular rainbow of high alpine wildflowers! June and July are prime wildflower...

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Stream of Consciousness Before National Trails Day

Before National Trails Day Oh man, National Trails Day is coming up. Wait, that means it’s almost June! Where has this year gone? Anyway. National Trails Day. What am I doing next weekend? Nothing that is more important than National Trails Day! I wonder what my friends...

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How to Find International Hikes, Wilderness Press

How to Choose the Best International Hikes

Thanks to social media, it's really easy to get FOMO while sitting at home looking at everyone's jaw-dropping hikes across the globe. Also thanks to social media, it's actually quite simple to hop on a plane and go on some epic hikes yourself. Last year I traveled...

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How to Eat Tacos on the Trail, Wilderness Press, SortaBeta, Cinco de Mayo, trail tacos

How to Eat Tacos on the Trail

Today is Cinco de Mayo. It's also a Saturday. You have a very important decision to make. Do you spend the day partying hard like every other Cinco celebrator, or do you make yourself somewhat productive and take the party to the trails? Yeah, that's what...

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How to dress for spring, sortabeta, wilderness press

How to Dress for Outdoor Adventures in the Spring

Spring is such an idyllic time of year. The cold, gray winter is over, plants are blooming, animals are frolicking, the sun is shining. Perfect. So perfect. Yeah, right. Spring is perfect in theory. In reality, it's angry and unpredictable and beautiful and cold and warm...

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