Author: mountainmanpioneer

How A Trainer Trains At Home: Evan Betts

No access to the gym? No problem.  GRIT BXNG Trainer Evan Betts shares some of his favorite moves you can do from the comfort of your home while sharing some of his favorite post-workout secret weapons for enhanced recovery: Forest Remedies’ Hemp Extract Soothing Balm and Hemp Extract Massage Oil.  

Why Did My Thru-Hike Fail?

Victory awaits him who has everything in order — luck, people call it.
Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary
precautions in time; this is called bad luck.

                                                                                                  –  Roald Amundsen
Roald Amundsen won a frantic race to be the first man to reach the South Pole in 1911. His meticulous planning and preparations is often credited as the reason he won the race.
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I had just taken a break from writing this blog post about why my first thru-hiking attempt failed when I came across this quote, ...

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CDTC to Host Virtual Trail Days for Entire Month of April

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) has announced that its sixth annual Trail Days Celebration will now be held virtually via Facebook live stream, due to the initial weekend plans being thwarted by the increasing spread of COVID-19.
The CDT’s gateway communities rely heavily on tourism dollars from thru-hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, yet with the large size of elderly populations and limited medical resources in these areas, the CDTC has asked hikers to stay at home.  ...

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Mediterranean Shrimp

Blue skies, white sand, and a skillet full of feta-topped Mediterranean Shrimp. Pass me my wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and I’m there! Juicy shrimp baked in a garlicky tomato sauce alongside classic Mediterranean ingredients like artichokes and olives, all simmering away under a shower of creamy feta cheese, this one-pan Mediterranean shrimp will transport you […]

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What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be on trail. But I can’t do that safely and ethically right now, so here I am social distancing instead. I don’t know how long we’ll be stuck in quarantine. We might be inside for the long haul, and a lot of the tools we’ve picked up on trail can keep us sane even when it seems like we’re farther from the trail than ever before. 
Quarantine in the Unknown
If you’ve ever tried to plan out every day of your thru-hike all at once before, ...

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