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A Woman Has Died on the Colorado Trail After Tree Falls on Tent

A 56-year-old woman died after a tree fell on her tent on the Colorado Trail near Grizzly Peak. The incident happened late Monday, Aug. 13.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office reported in a social media post that three women had the tree fall on their tent. Beth Skelley of Lafayette died from her injuries. Her two companions were unharmed.
“This a shockingly stark reminder that no matter how safe your actions, the mountains are inherently dangerous,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on its social media account. ...

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Tater Tots

If you haven’t eaten Tater Tots lately, let me refresh your memory: they are delicious. With deeply golden, crispy exteriors that give way to tender, creamy interiors, Tater Tots are not the sort of thing it’s possible to enjoy in moderation. Thanks to today’s lightened-up, homemade, baked Tater Tots recipe, now you can feel good […]

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Backpacking a Tunnel Brook Loop Trip Plan: Backpacking the White Mountains 4000 Footers Guidebook

Tunnel Brook is a lush, steep-walled valley on the west side of Mount Moosilauke (4802′). Seldom visited by day hikers, it’s a quiet and secluded place to observe wildlife and witness the avalanche and flash flood damage that Moosilauke and neighboring Mount Clough (pronounced Cluff) experience during major rainstorms and hurricanes.  This loop hike climbs …

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Trekking Kyrgyzstan’s Heights of Alay Loop, Day 1

It feels like I don’t sleep at all during the night, but, when the alarm goes off at 6, Matt has to shake me to get me to respond to it. My first instinct is to hit the snooze button, but then I remember that we are in a shared room in a tiny guesthouse in the remote village of Sary Mogul in Kyrgyzstan. We are starting a new trek today in the Pamir Mountains, and we are all eager to see what this new area will be like. ...

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Hints of Burnout: This Is a Really Long Trail

I’m just under 2,000 miles in, and I still have about 700 miles left. I definitely am feeling a sense of burnout at this point. Though the views remain stunning and majestic, my body and soul feel more and more tired. I know that I will make it; the pull is too strong and the momentum of everything I’ve hiked so far is too powerful. But I will need a shift so I can keep enjoying my self in the moment. ...

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People Are Losing Their Minds Over a ‘Salmon Cannon’ That Launches Fish Over Dams

It’s an unfortunate reality: Humans have ruined aquatic migratory patterns. But Whooshh Innovations has designed a solution—gargantuan fish cannons that can shoot salmon over dams in seconds. The fish-firing device has been propelling species over river obstructions since 2014—John Oliver did a segment on it then—but the tubes have just recently captured Twitter’s imagination. People […]
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