National Walking Day

It’s National Walking Day 2020

Today is National Walking Day (usually the first Wednesday of April) and despite everything going on in the world, we should all still get outside and take a walk. Just be really responsible and careful. Social distancing is a good idea whether you're inside or...

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Choose to #OptOutside this year

REI kicked off OptOutside and clean up efforts a few years ago and this year we are once again locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shuttering our online shopping cart encourage everyone to get outside. There is much to be thankful for the season....

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Platte River, Commons Park, Walking Denver, Mindy Sink, Outdoor Retailer

Exploring the History of the Platte River

Welcome to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Day 0! We are (im)patiently waiting for the Demo Experience to begin in just a few short hours in Commons Park, where we will be checking out the latest water sports gear, trying out some new snacks, and hopefully...

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Walking Denver, Mindy Sink, spring walks in Denver

The Most Quintessential Walk in Denver

I recently met someone who asked me if I could pick one walk from my book for someone who had never been to Denver before, which one would it be? That’s a hard question! The 32 walks in the second edition of Walking Denver range...

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6 weeks of winter

What 6 More Weeks of Winter Really Means

That clairvoyant groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow at the beginning of February, bestowing 6 more weeks of winter on us all. But what has that meant for us, anyway? How does it actually affect our everyday lives, if at all? We took these questions to...

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Afoot & Afield: Inland Empire, Backpacking in the Inland Empire

Best Overnight Hikes in the Inland Empire

We smell another long weekend ahead! Well, maybe we smell the fresh air and smoky campfire and sizzling backcountry bacon. Which all smells like long weekends! The Inland Empire in Southern California is home to California's best and most diverse hiking south of the Sierra Nevada....

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Anza-Borrego Desert Region, driving in the desert

How to Drive in the Anza-Borrego Desert Region

At first glance, the Anza-Borrego Desert Region can seem like a barren stretch of land, boring in comparison to the oceanside trails of San Diego or the lung-searing hikes in the Sierra. But these 1 million acres are home to endless recreational activities in California's...

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PCT permit, Jordan Summers, Laura Randall, Wilderness Press, Pacific Crest Trail guide

How to Apply for a 2018 PCT Permit

You had a recent epiphany. Some may call it a life crisis, but we get you—we'll call it an epiphany. You want to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Class of 2018. As in, a few short months from now. Maybe it's the promise of a new...

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