How to Race a Cat Down a River, Outdoor Retailer, Swimline, Menasha Ridge Press

How to Race a Cat Down a River

No cats were harmed in the research of this article. Do you feel like your life has been missing something lately? Have you been searching for just the right way to bid adieu to summer? Do you want to be the envy of your friends? Or,...

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Menasha Ridge Press,

Our Week at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

And just like that, another Outdoor Retailer has come and gone. A week that is both impossibly long and astonishingly quick. It's exhausting and inspiring. We all survive on caffeine and samples of trail mix and happy hours with beer and kombucha. Now that we've had...

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Best Tent Camping: Oregon, Becky Ohlsen, Menasha Ridge Press

To Share or Not to Share Secret Campgrounds

Writing a camping guidebook is daunting. How do you take an entire state and whittle down the best 50 places to camp? What do you include? Where do you selfishly exclude to keep to yourself? We asked Becky Ohlsen, author of Best Tent Camping: Oregon, how she picked...

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Most Important Rain Gear to Bring Hiking, Menasha Ridge Press

The Rain Gear You Must Bring On A Hike

There are two things you can be certain of in the summer if you're spending any time outdoors—it's going to be blisteringly hot at some point, and you're going to get rained on by a summer storm at some point. But since there's no such thing...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago, Ted Villaire, Menasha Ridge Press, hikes with swimming in Chicago

Best Places to Hike and Swim in Chicago

What Chicago winters do to morale rapidly disappears in the minds of residents when summer rolls around. People can be found doing myriad of outdoor pursuits such as picnicking, playing Frisbee, casting a fishing line, or practicing your tai chi. Many people prefer hiking in...

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Five-Star Trails: Asheville, Jennifer Pharr Davis, Menasha Ridge Press

The Best Secluded Hikes Around Asheville

The secret's been out for a long time now—Asheville is one of the coolest towns in the country. And if you're only including towns east of the Mississippi, it's probably the coolest town. Which also means this small slice of heaven nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains is...

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