Practicing Light Backpacking in the Backyard

The world is a weird place (and probably not the safest to explore) right now. We hope you’re tucked in and doing OK. Staying healthy. And staying home. But if you are (and if you’re like us around the office at Menasha Ridge Press), you’re...

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#Optoutside 2019

There is much to be thankful for the season. And very little of it has to do with walking around inside, elbowing through the crowds and shopping. That’s why once again we’re locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shutter our online shopping cart...

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Hiking in the Heat

It's a nice long holiday weekend here in the States and it's giving us the first real weekend to get out and explore the trails. But the Summer sauna is cranking up this weekend as well. Thermometer watchers at the National Climate Data Center said it...

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If You Love Trails More than Treadmills

Don't miss out on this year's Nature's Gym Fun Days across the country! REI and Merrell have teamed up to celebrate getting fit in the outdoors, as opposed to a stinky gym. There are still seven events left on REI's calendar, which you can check out here. Events include fun things like group...

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Chattanooga Hiking Guide – COVER REVEAL

Menasha Ridge Press has revealed the cover to their upcoming hiking guide: Five Star Trails: Chattanooga! It's orange and sports a beautiful vista from up high in the Tennessee mountains. We'll share more about this book as it gets closer to being finished (it's not...

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National Paddling Film Festival

It is going to be wet and wild in Frankfurt, Kentucky  this weekend  as some of the coolest kayakers and canoe paddlers plunge into town for the annual National Paddling Film Festival. The weekend is loaded with events, demos, games and a huge party. All...

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Great Review of New Cycling Book

The folks over at active.com have taken notice of Patrick Brady's latest book The No-Drop Zone. You can believe that the people behind that site know their stuff. The book is written with the new cyclist in mind, addressing the fact: you may have an expensive bike...

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