Backpacking

National Parks Adventure (2016)

Narrated by Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure is an IMAX documentary touring U.S. Parks including Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, and Arches. Look for it on streaming services including Netflix. Join famed mountaineer Conrad Anker on a road trip with stepson Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl. Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

Nature Valley restored 10k National Park trails

For the past 3 years General Mill’s brand Nature Valley has done maintenance on as many as 10,000 miles of trails over 19 national parks in 16 states. And the brand has renewed its commitment, pledging $3 million to work with the National Park Foundation to restore another 10,000 miles of trails, including the removal …

Wyoming’s Wind River Range Traverse

Tim Seymour put together a route higher and more adventurous than the adjacent Continental Divide Trail. They got some weather. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (42min) Click PLAY or watch a Google Earth flyover of their route on YouTube.

WHY WALK?

One of the few good things about the pandemic is the number of non-hikers rediscovering the pleasures of walking. It’s healthy, too. Around 8,000 steps a day was linked with a 51 per cent lower risk of death from any cause compared with taking 4,000 steps. Taking 12,000 steps a day was linked with a …

Merrell MQM Flex 2 GTX Hiking Shoe Review

errell is no stranger to the outdoors, having produced highly-acclaimed hiking shoes and boots for many decades. In recent years, hiking footwear has trended toward trail runners, and Merrell has answered the call with options like the Merrell MQM Flex 2 GTX.
Now in its second iteration, the hybrid hiking/trail running shoe has been updated with features to make it a fast, protective shoe. This model is offered in both a waterproof and non-waterproof version and includes many attractive features that make it a solid choice for outdoor adventures. ...

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My Shortest Solo AT Section Yet was also my Toughest: 55 Miles of Northern Virginia in November

It was Wednesday, November 11th, and I felt the sweet relief I had been noticing the past few days at the moment I opened my eyes and realized it was light out. Restless nights of sleep will do that, especially when the sun goes down around 5 PM and doesn’t start showing its presence again until sometime between 6 and 7 AM. As much as I tried to befriend the extra darkness in the evenings, I didn’t welcome the extra time I had been spending with it as I tossed and turned every couple hours at night, ...

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Osprey Talon 33 Backpack Review (2020 model)

The Osprey Talon 33 Backpack is a lightweight pack with an adjustable torso length that’s good for extended day hiking, peakbagging, and multi-sport use. Weighing 2 pounds 10 ounces, it can carry a remarkable amount of gear, it has useful pockets, and a body-hugging fit that provides excellent load control for scrambling and fast packing. …

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