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3 Fun Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Dog This Fall

Fall dog adventures

Summer is short. In many cases, the best season for summer sports like hiking, paddleboarding and biking may only be a few months long. Before you know it, fall has arrived and you feel like you didn’t have as much outdoor fun as you wanted. Fall is sometimes seen as a “throwaway season” between summer and winter. Summer activities aren’t […]

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Enter to Win a Trip to Patagonia

Patagonia giveaway

We love adventures. Small outdoor adventures are great but how awesome would it be to take a big trip to an outdoor destination to Europe? South America? Africa? Antarctica? Sierra Trading Post has teamed up with Adventure Collection, a collaboration of a variety of custom travel agencies, to give away a handful of trips. We’re not at liberty to say […]

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How Not to Prepare for a Successful Overnight Backpacking Trip

backpacking

This spring, I teamed up with nine other bloggers to talk about mistakes we’ve made outdoors. I’ve made my fair share and had trouble narrowing it down to the five I covered on Adventure-Inspired. To be fair, there’s a significant learning curve with pursuits like rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing, biking, and all of our other outdoor favorites. I’ve learned […]

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National Parks Quiz

Frank Kovalchek

Saturday September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day. It’s a free day to access the national parks. If you can’t make it to a national park, it’s still a great day to visit your local state park, county park or city park. To celebrate these amazing places lets play a quick national park quiz. National Parks Quiz Think you […]

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Try Multigenerational Hiking for a Fun Adventure the Entire Family Will Love

hiking with family

Spending time together outside strengthens family bonds, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and can be an outing that is good for the pocket book. If you love the outdoors and you love your family, it only makes sense to enjoy each other’s company in nature. Hiking together is one such way to bond outdoors. Bring all generations together and go take […]

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SmartWool Brand Spotlight and Giveaway!

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With cool fall temperatures moving in, now is the time to start assessing your layers for fall and winter adventures. SmartWool not only manufactures merino wool socks but they also make awesome base layers, wool hats and other key layering pieces. Keep reading to learn more about SmartWool and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this […]

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Fears of Hiking: Avoid These Excuses

common fears of hiking

When I first started hiking and the question, “So what’d you do this weekend?” came up from co-workers, the answer was inevitably met with a series of concerned follow-up questions implying my sanity was not up to snuff. “Aren’t you worried about getting lost?” they’d ask. Or “What happens if you break your leg out there?” or “What about the […]

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Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario

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Most of us spend hours planning for our adventures but that doesn’t mean everything is going to go perfectly. Things get forgotten, Mother Nature rebels and wild animals get a little too friendly. We cannot prepare for every aspect of any given worst case scenario, but you can be prepared to survive any worst case scenario that comes your way. […]

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5 Bear Canister Use Tips

Bear Canister Tips

Bear canisters are an excellent way to protect your food in the backcountry. They are required in some national parks but even if they aren’t required they are still nice to have because they’re more reliable than hanging food and they provide a place for you to sit down. Follow these helpful tips to use your bear-resistant container correctly. Bear […]

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Improve Your Cycling With This Simple Tip

bike seat adjustment

Proper seat adjustment will ensure a comfortable ride and will help you pack on the miles more efficiently. Not sure how to adjust your saddle? Follow these simple tips to adjust your bike seat and improve your cycling experience. 1. Make sure that your bike seat is level- Simply loosen the seat clamp bolt, level the seat then tighten the […]

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