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Expert Tips on How to Prevent Knee Injuries While Hiking

Meet Jenna Nodding. She is an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) hiking guide and physiotherapist. She has had six different surgeries on her own knees—two ACL surgeries, a posterior lateral reinforcement, and a couple arthroscopics thrown in. (Needless to say, she has some personal experience.) She has hiked all over the world from the […]

Watch: Avalanche in Banff Creates Close Call for Local Runner

Bryon Howard was out for a recent run in Banff National Park that quickly escalated beyond ordinary workout. On Friday evening, the Canadian realtor was running near the Fairmount Chateau in Lake Louise when he heard a loud “BOOM” behind him, reports CBC. He turned to see a huge avalanche careening toward him. “I looked […]

20th Annual Powder Awards Winners Announced

This article originally appeared on Powder.com and was republished with permission. POWDER Magazine celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Powder Awards on Saturday, Dec. 7 in front of a sold-out crowd at Hotel Jerome. Editor-in-Chief and the evening’s host, Sierra Shafer, invited two local girls to the stage, Sunny, 7, and her sister Jane, 10, […]

How Ski Resorts Make All That Artificial Snow

Thank serendipity for artificial snow. In the 1940s, Canadian researchers were studying the way ice forms on jet engines when they decided to spray water through one in a refrigerated wind tunnel. The result was an indoor snow squall, which gave ski fanatics on hand an idea: man-made powder. Soon after, snowmaking machines began popping […]

Lawsuit Filed to Reinstate Ban on E-Bikes in National Parks

This past summer, the Department of the Interior signed a policy granting access to low-speed electric bikes (e-bikes) in national parks—giving them the same rules and regulations as non-motorized bikes. Naturally, in recent months, there has been much debate over whether or not this is a good idea. On Thursday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility […]

Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they’d most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the pack. These are the items long-distance hikers couldn’t live without this past season, recommended straight from their packs.
Here are the gifts thru-hikers, gear reviewers, and the Trek team recommends, all under $50.
PICKY Oats Performance Oatmeal
MSRP: $3

I loved these. They are $3 a pop, so kind of a luxury—hence, ...

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The 15 Best Gifts Under $100 for Everyone on Your List

Despite winter storms, the holiday season is coming in hot—and with it, the inevitable paralyzing anxiety of what on earth you’re going to gift your closest friends, families, and co-workers. Some people are easy—your dog-obsessed niece will drool over new toys for her pup, adventurers will light up at gear to keep them on the […]
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