Author: mountainmanpioneer

Appalachian Trail Footbridge Reopens at Harpers Ferry

The Appalachian Trail footbridge at Harpers Ferry reopened on Friday, July 3, according to MetroNews of West Virginia and multiple internet reports.
The footbridge across the Potomac River, linking West Virginia and Maryland, had been closed since it was damaged in a train derailment on Dec. 21.

The Federal Railroad Administration determined in a report released in June that an engineer error caused the CSX train to derail, with two freight cars toppling onto the footbridge and into the river, ...

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Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Pull out the bibs, keep your napkin at the ready, and grab the barbecue sauce, because today we are making one of my favorite crock pot recipes: Crockpot BBQ Chicken! Moist, saucy, and brimming with that sweet ’n smoky BBQ flair, this slow cooker BBQ chicken is one of those prized and precious dinners in […]

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9 great hiking destinations in Finland

Hendrik Morkel, editor of Hiking in Finland, gives us the list: Hetta-Pallas Trail St. Olavs Trail Sipoonkorpi National Park Repovesi National Park Helvetinjärvi & Seitseminen National Parks Ruka-Kuusamo Area Urho Kekkonen National Park Pöyrisjärvi Käsivarsi Wilderness Area Together with four friends we compiled the Best Hikes in Finland: https://t.co/MzhOTWzY0V Have a look and let us know …

Smells Like Success: Meet The Masterminds Who Turned Natural Deodorant Into A Hot Beauty Trend

They’re the leaders of a green beauty revolution! In two short years, Michael Cammarata, cofounder of Schmidt’s Naturals, and Moiz Ali, founder of Native, transformed their brands from humble start-ups into two of the biggest names in natural deodorants. The enterprising CEOs tell Star how they combined their business smarts and passion for sustainability into […]

The Best (American-Made) Blades for Summer

Plenty of great knives are being made overseas these days, but the bladesmith scene in the U.S. is thriving. From big companies and small shops, you can pick from a wide variety of stellar cutting tools, all crafted with care and precision in America. We selected a few folders and fixed-blade knives that will make […]

The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Tested This Week

Here at Men’s Journal, we constantly test the latest gear to find the best new products you should know about to take your next adventure, workout, wardrobe, and every other part of your life to the next level. That includes everything from the best new adventure gear like a kayak that can double as a fishing […]

5 Outdoor Subscription Boxes You’ll Actually Want to Try

These days, there’s a subscription box for everything. Health, beauty, fitness, books, food, hiking—you name it, it exists. After years of ads flooding the web and our social accounts, we decided it was time to jump on the bandwagon. We searched long and hard to find the best outdoor subscription boxes out there and put […]

The Noom Me

A Little History
Since I started blogging for the Trek in 2016, I’ve taken five long section hikes losing an average of 25 pounds each hike.  One might think I was down to about 100 pounds at this point, except I managed to regain the weight I lost in about the time it took to walk it off.  The Spring of 2019 was particularly bad because I had rotator cuff surgery and my recovery prevented me from working out until well into June.   ...

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