Author: mountainmanpioneer

Reality Check – First Week on Trail and Advice to New Hikers

The Trail is New
Don’t be fooled by the idea that you’ve been prepping for this for years…you may have no idea what you’re in for! For me, the first few days on the trail hit me like a train. I was not in the headspace I’d thought I’d needed to be in to start hiking.
It’s one thing to say the trail will be hard, but to actually be there, to be dropped off at the trailhead and just…go? ...

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Considering an Appalachian Trail thru-hike? Hire a coach!

Stop wishing.  Start doing.
As an ultra runner, I had heard of Jenn Pharr Davis. I was in awe of this woman who had the remarkable ability to cover almost 2200 miles at an average of 47 miles per day to claim what at the time was the trail’s fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail. Strong women inspire the hell out of me, and I dreamed of hiking the AT (at a much slower pace) myself one day. ...

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What Greater COVID-19 Vaccinations Could Mean for Summer Travel

It wasn’t long ago the 2021 summer travel season looked like a dud. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given in December, but weren’t expected to be available to most people until July. For many, that meant the second socially distant summer in a row. But President Biden’s recent declaration that all adult Americans will be […]

Season 1, Episode 2 of ‘Run Around the World’: A Docuseries About Chasing the Gnarliest Adventures

Mountain athlete Jason Schlarb and ultrarunner Meredith Edwards travel to Yunnan, China, with an ambitious plan to run a 55K trail race and establish the Fastest Known Time on 17,703-foot Haba “Snow” Mountain. A dramatic ultramarathon racing culture is only rivaled by life on the frontier, where the pair experience a few nights on a […]

Reenergize Your Wardrobe With These Vibrant Styles for Spring

After a long, long winter, get ready to shed those heavy layers and hit reset with vibrant pieces that reenergize your wardrobe. Our spring style preview showcases the freshest looks of the season.     The Men’s Journal Spring Style Preview Get the look (above): Louis Vuitton Double Breasted Pont Neuf Suit and Black Ice […]

Train Like the Special Forces With Sam Heughan’s ‘SAS: Red Notice’ Workout

During the pre-production phase of SAS: Red Notice, Sam Heughan needed to get in touch with former special air service operative Andy McNab, author of the film’s source material and inspiration for Heughan’s character, Tom Buckingham. The actor wanted to discuss the psychology behind a few key scenes before shipping off to set in Budapest.   […]

Tony Horton’s New Supplement Line Might Be the Secret to Building Muscle Over 60

Unless you were a hardcore convert, you probably know Tony Horton from the frenetic commercials that came out in the late aughts. The ones where he’s hawking his workout series in a dark room full of sweaty, shredded people. His 90-day “extreme” workouts presaged the era of high-intensity exercise programs (think: CrossFit and F45 Training) […]

Grab Your Gear, There’s Still Time to Visit the Best Spring Skiing Spots

Spring skiing is such a different experience than deep winter skiing that it honestly should be thought of as a second season. While the winter months are characterized by intense storm cycles, freezing temperatures, and mercifully limited daylight—granted the payoff is incredible powder days—spring is all about long sunny days, groomed runs and parks, and […]
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