John Muir Trail, section hiking the JMT

Day and Section Hiking on the John Muir Trail

Declared as one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Thousands of...

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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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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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Find Your Way in 2016

We've all been there before: sitting on our couches or at our desks, or standing in a checkout line flipping wistfully through inspirational photos on our phones. Then we go home, halfheartedly work out just to get it over with, and go to sleep to do it...

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Here We Come, Outdoor Retailer!

With barely enough time to recover from the holidays, we are packing our winter gear and jetting off to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. This show is even more exciting to us because we'll be introducing our new family member, Adventure Publications! Our booth...

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5 Hikes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is over and you've woken from your food coma. Rather than succumbing to the post-holiday wobble, why not lace up your hiking boots, grab family and friends, and hit the trails or streets. Here are five hikes throughout the U.S. to get you moving and...

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Book Sale

Unless you've been living under a fallen tree the past few weeks, you've probably noticed REI's #optoutside campaign to get people to spend time outdoors instead of battling crowded parking lots and long checkout lines this Friday. As a guidebook publishing company that gets people to get outside...

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