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Hiking Tunnel Falls

The Columbia River Gorge just outside of Portland, Oregon, is known for its fairy tale-like trails and countless waterfalls. In photos, it's picturesque. In person, it's unbelievable. While living in the #YourLead van this past summer, Heidi and I made it a priority to add Tunnel...

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How to Live in a Van

I've been back in my home without four wheels for a few weeks now, giving me time to reflect on the #YourLead van trip. Since my return to semi-real life, I have been bombarded with questions and comments about van life, ranging from "How did...

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The John Muir Trail: A Few Steps in Paradise

Earlier this summer, we shared how Jim Warnock, author of our upcoming guide, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, packed for his John Muir Trail thru-hike. 21 days and 210 miles later, Jim has completed the journey. Follow along as he tells the story: Beginnings: We began our 21 days on the trail from Tuolumne...

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Best Spots for Camping and Swimming in Maryland

Long, sunny days that seamlessly transition into warm nights are ideal for two of America's beloved summer pastimes—swimming and camping. When you can combine both, you are essentially winning at summer. Maryland is bursting with campgrounds that offer an array of scenery and experiences, from the...

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Summiting Mount Rose

There is nothing like the exhilaration of bagging a peak, whether it's your first time or your hundredth time: crating your neck to catch a glimpse of your destination, winding your way up countless switchbacks, finding yourself breathless at the summit from both the views...

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What to Pack for the John Muir Trail

Jim Warnock, author of the upcoming Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, will embark on one of the most scenic thru-hikes in America, the John Muir Trail. Packing for 20 days requires a lot of time, preparation, and thought. Here's how Jim chose what to bring with him. There...

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Best Harrisburg Hikes for Kids

Kids are out of school and antsy for some adventures. Parents will be wanting to find a balance between fun summer activities and continuing their children's education outside the classroom. These kid-friendly hikes outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from the upcoming book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg, combine a...

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Traveling with the #YourLead Van

Fasten your seatbelt, our sister company Wilderness Press is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime! We are jumping onto the vanwagon (see what we did there?), joining outdoor gear company Teton Sports as they rendezvous with like-minded outdoorsy types around the US and Canada. Here are the down-and-dirty details. Who ...

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Tips for Bike to Work Day

Imagine your youthful carefree days when you would hop on your bike and ride for hours with the sun on your face and the wind at your back. Even as an adult you can still experience that sense of fun and adventure. The only difference is that you're...

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Top 10 “BEST” Reasons to Ride A Bike

With May being National Bike Month, it's the perfect time to dust off your helmet and hit the roads. BEST Magazine Cincinnati asked Richard Hunt to list out his Top 10 Reasons to Ride a Bike. Check out what the President of Keen Communications had to say about that space where the...

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