Valentine's Day, non-sappy Valentine's Day gifts

Last-Minute, Not-Sappy Valentine’s Day Gifts

Hello, 11th hour shoppers. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Maybe you're a procrastinator. Maybe it snuck up on you. Maybe you didn't realize you were going to celebrate. Maybe you're like us and have more important things to worry about, like what mountains to summit and...

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Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

Top Takeaways from Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

It's been about a week since we returned from Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, which seems to be the sweet spot between unpacking and decompressing from the show, and missing all the friends/food/parties/panels and starting to count down the days until Summer Market. As expected, being...

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SIA, On-Snow Demo, Outdoor Retailer, Copper Mountain, Sno-Go

Rambling Thoughts from a Novice Skier

I had the opportunity to go to the SIA On-Snow Demo at Copper Mountain after Outdoor Retailer. Spending time at one of Colorado's coolest ski resorts with some of the snow industry's coolest brands after a week inside Colorado Convention Center? Sign me up! The only...

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The Best Hiking Within 60 Miles of Boston

While the hike profiles I write and revise for the book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston are all formal and factual, I think of these previews more as my emotional response. This is what I would say to you while sitting at a pub...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock, Lake Alma,

Navigating Icy Trails On Lake Alma in Arkansas

Years ago we asked my youngest daughter about vacation ideas. This young lady is now more widely traveled than her father, but at that time she named several options that we’d already visited. When asked why she liked these places, she said, “Because we’ve been...

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Nimblewill Nomad, Ten Million Steps

What You Learn While Walking Route 66

Route 66. Chicago to San Diego. 121 days. 2,300 miles. 19 miles a day. This would seem like an unimaginable distance for almost anyone. Now imagine being 79 years old and accomplishing this feat. Damn. Yet this is commonplace for Nimblewill Nomad. Since his first odyssey in...

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2018 resolutions

2018 Resolutions from Menasha Ridge Press

Hello, 2018! Everybody has been waiting for you, us included. We counted down every.single.second until you arrived. And we're so excited to turn the page and start a new year with a blank slate. We have big plans for you. We have big expectations for ourselves,...

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First Day Hike

How to Properly Celebrate First Day Hikes

It's January 1st. A new year! New resolutions! So many resolutions. One of which surely is to be more active. Everyone wants to be more active. But it's so bitingly cold. And your couch is so comfortable. And there are Bowl games on TV and...

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