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March Share Your Adventure Photo Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of this month’s Share Your Adventure Photo Contest. Do you want a chance to win a $200 gift card to Sierra Trading Post? Enter your outdoor adventure photos in our current contest: Share Your Adventure Photo Contest. 1st Place – Nathan Hickle Free diving in Dos Ojos Cenote near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico! Beautifully clear water […]

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How To: Create Your Own Training Plan

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Spring is here and that means there are road and trail races popping up everywhere – if you check the Running in the USA race calendar in your area you’ll see races nearly every weekend. Most races are a fantastic excuse to get together with friends, snag a new t-shirt and sometimes even get a finishers medal! Plus, training for […]

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4 Surprisingly Easy Fitness Programs Just in Time for Summer

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As the temperatures rise, many of us start thinking about those Netflix marathons and how our new year’s resolution have fallen by the way side. Before the bathing suits come out of the drawer you might be thinking about getting back into a fitness routine. We’ve got a few quick and easy ideas to help you get back on that […]

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Very Tall Trees, Seclusion and Coastline: Name this Mystery Destination

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We love a good adventure as well as anyone. Mountains, canyons and wide open prairies all have a way of making you feel tiny. This week’s Mystery Destination also does that but in a different way. Take a look at these photos and read the clues below and see if you can guess which parks we are talking about. This […]

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prAna Brand Spotlight and Gear Giveaway

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Climbers and yoga fans have known about the comfortable and cool designs from prAna for many years. The company, named from the Sanskrit word for life force, has grown from making clothing in a garage to a well respected brand for yoga, fitness, climbing and casual apparel. Keep reading for your chance to win a free prAna product. Our Favorite […]

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Rain Jackets

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Waterproof rain jackets are a necessity for many outdoor activities. Staying dry on a hike, backpacking trip, run, bike ride or whatever, will make it much more enjoyable. There’s more to rain jackets than you think. Check out these 5 things you probably didn’t know about rain jackets. 1. You can bring an old rain jacket back to life. I’ve […]

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Fill Your Bottles From A Shallow Stream

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The map clearly shows a creek, but when you arrive with empty bottles and an unquenchable thirst, you find only a trickle. No sweat, you can easily use this cool trick to fill your bottles or water bladder from a shallow stream. How to Fill a Water Bottle in a Shallow Stream 1. Find a place where the water is […]

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You’re Doing it Wrong: How to Fail at Skiing

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Spring is here and the days are already warming on the slopes. It’s time to lighten up a little and have a laugh. When I learned to ski, there was a lot to learn. Silly me thought I would simply slide from the top of the hill to the bottom, easy peazy. But noooo, there were all sorts of things […]

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How Many of These National Parks Can You Name?

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The National Parks preserve many of the natural areas we love to explore. From geysers, arches, mountains, forests and swamps to historic and cultural monuments, these preserves are worth visiting. These iconic parks are easily recognizable for many Americans. How many national parks can you identify in this fun quiz? National Parks Quiz   So, how did you do in […]

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Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide for Surfers

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There’s nothing like surfing year-round, the bigger waves roll in during the winter months and the waves you catch in the cold are a little sweeter since you’ve had to suffer to catch them. When you pick the right wetsuit for the right conditions, you won’t have to suffer as much. Pick one that’s too thick and you’ll feel like […]

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