Showing posts from January, 2019

Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

“IMG_1215.JPG” [June 22, 2011] by Dixon Hickman

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Perfect Timing in Barbados

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Men's Workout Clothing You'll Wear Again and Again

6 Amazing Ski Tours Around the World

The Science Behind Your Favorite Workout Playlist

Whether your workout includes an hour of sun salutations or a series of sprints, music can help prepare your body for the task at hand—and make you feel better while doing it. Research has shown that a good playlist could help ease workouts , reduce fatigue, and increase athletic performance by affecting both heart rate and brain waves. “Music in most contexts enhances what you’re doing. It acts as a subconscious motivator,” says Dario Slavazza, an ethnomusicologist at, a service that puts together workout playlists for fitness apps like Asics Studio, Daily Burn, Fitbit Coach, and MoveWith. “[As] the music picks up the pace and intensity, people’s heart rates and breathing patterns fall into the beat. Your body picks up on rhythms.” When exercising, the   average 35-year-old should shoot for a heart rate of between 93 and 157 beats per minute. That rate varies depending on fitness level and stamina—seasoned athletes can   reach up to 85 percent of their maximum heart rate an

Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show Liveblog: Day 2

The Best Underwear for the Outdoors? A Speedo.

Underwear needs to be supportive and comfortable. Outdoors, it needs to breathe well and dry quickly. On longer trips, it needs to maintain its stretch and support, not pick up too much stink, be easy to clean, and strongly resist wear. For years, I've struggled to find an adequate solution. Then I read a news report about the prison in Guantanamo Bay.  First, some background on my quest. During athletic activity—running, jumping, climbing, crawling, and cycling—you want to have everything down there packed away tightly, where it’s safe from twisting, binding, and yanking. Over long durations of those activities, you need to be able to achieve that control without chafing. Those concerns pretty much eliminate loose boxers or going commando.  Because of that need for control, I’ve always found the tight, elasticated leg openings on briefs superior to the more fashionable, but looser legs of boxer briefs. So, at home, I wear traditional cotton items. If they get soaked with sweat

Cartels, Spies, and the Last Days of the Vaquita

Our Winter OR Gear of the Show Awards

The Difference Between Weather and Climate

Emily Sisson Will Outrest and Outrun You

With a little over a year to go before the U.S. Olympic Trials take place in February 2020, it’s anyone’s guess who will make the women’s marathon team. On the one hand, there’s the old guard: Des Linden , Amy Cragg, and Shalane Flanagan , the trio who all finished in the top ten at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Though Flanagan’s plans for 2020 remain a mystery (take what you will from this Instagram post ), Linden and Cragg will almost certainly be looking to secure another Olympic team spot next February in Atlanta. They will face formidable competition in the form of multiple national record holder Molly Huddle , 2:20-marathoner Jordan Hasay , as well as runners like Allie Kieffer , Kellyn Taylor, and Sara Hall—athletes who perhaps have yet to reach the limits of their potential.  And then there’s Emily Sisson . To some, it might feel presumptuous to include the 27-year-old Providence College alumna among a list of contenders. She has, after all, never run a marathon and will taking

Keystone, Colorado

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What is something the outdoors community needs?

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I love getting my kids outside. This was so fun for them cause they could run without inhibition! In the suburbs of L.A. Box Springs Mountain Reservoir

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Working at a nuclear site isnt all that bad I suppose

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The spoooooky waterfall of southern Utah!

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Hmmmm, which ones are mine?

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Man of the woods

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Forest on Sawyer Mountain Maine

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They don’t call the Appalachian Trail “The Green Tunnel” for no reason.

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Picture of my dog through binoculars

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Mountain biking down an active volcano in Nicaragua. Link to video in comments

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You're a dumbass if you're still worried about the accuracy of Wikipedia in 2019

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22July. Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia

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Sandstone is super grippy. Great day hike near Vegas.

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Gushing and growth

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Major delight in my shadow today. Never lose that childhood wonder at such things.

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Campfire on my canping trip to Sallingberg/Austria in September 2018

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Your Daily Wisconsin Outdoor News Update – Jan. 31, 2019

Your Daily Wisconsin Outdoor News Update – Jan. 31, 2019

This hike was to all my fellow humans stuck indoors with -40° weather. A perfect 70° today in Phoenix, AZ.

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Women Who Hike: Do It at 70% Off With Ahnu North Peak Boots

Ahnu North Peak eVent hiking boots are on extra-deep discount at the REI Outlet through February 4, 2019. Right now, you can get the comfy women’s-specific Ahnu North Peak eVent hiking boots for $60. They’re regularly $200! The discontinued boots come in two colors: midnight blue and smoky brown. And there’s a surprising number of sizes still left in stock . Ahnu is a women’s line of boots and shoes now made under sister brand Teva. While I haven’t tried the over-the-ankle North Peaks, which appear to be a closeout model, I do like the fit and styling of Ahnu’s low-top hikers. The North Peak boots are rated for hiking and backpacking. They’re waterproof-breathable thanks to a technology called eVent. And Vibram outsoles keep the bottom of the boot grippy on varied surfaces. While the Ahnu hiking boots are made for rugged outdoor use, they’re also are regularly called out in reviews for their sheer comfort while on the job. A pair of North Peaks weighs 2 pounds 4 ounces. At 70

The Cutting Edge: SOG Moves Toward the Higher End

Smith rock, Oregon

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Summer hike to a chasm near Wellington, New Zealand. Relief from a hot summer!

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Your Daily Minnesota Outdoor News Update – Jan. 31, 2019

Winter hike with my son in the Spring Mountains outside of Las Vegas. Love spending time with this kid. He is turning out to be a wonderful young man.

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This morning after the blizzard in Black Forest.. frosty ❄️🌲

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What a great winter for hiking in the PNW.

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Heceta Head.

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Afternoon frost glazing a patch of rocks leads to an incredible photo opportunity.

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Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 1, 2019

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) — Ice is forming in the coves of Alum Creek, but as of this writing on Jan. 18 no one was ice fishing. The spillway bite is still an option for saugeyes, muskies, and crappies, but a major snowstorm forecast for the region might put the brakes on good ice formation. Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) — Prior to the lake locking up with skim ice, anglers were casting swimbaits and using live minnows to catch a few saugeyes at Fairfield Beach. Pressure has been reportedly heavy, but that is likely to change until the lake freezes over enough to allow for ice fishing. Indian Lake (Logan County) — Thin ice, too thin to hold an angler, was the name of the game as of this writing on Jan. 18. Some had ventured out, but the ice was no thicker than three inches, according to local reports. A cold snap next week should serve to firm things up some more. Anglers will be out fishing for saugeyes through the holes with pin mins a

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 2: Shelby County WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For more info call Don Wilson, 937-638-2938. Feb. 7: Southwest Cuyahoga WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holy Trinity Banquet Hall, North Royalton. For more info call Tony Perillo, 440-669-3175. Feb. 9: Ohio Five Rivers WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Irish Club, Dayton. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Feb. 16: Appalachian Mountain Hunters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ross County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building, 344 Fairgrounds Road, Chillicothe. For more info call Joe Duty, 740-804-7066. Feb. 16: Western Reserve WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., E.O.U.V. Club, Novelty. For more info call Dave Takacs, 440-335-0183. Feb. 23: Champaign County Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. For more info call Keith McNutt, 937-508-6291. Feb. 23: Sandusky River WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Terra State Community College, Activity Center, Fremont. For more info call Keith Kralik, 419-202-9544. Ma

Ohio Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1   Just prior to the 2018 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was contacted about a social media post. The caller said that the post included a picture of a young lady posing with a dead deer and a shotgun. Officer Grote checked harvest records and found that she had not checked in a deer. He contacted the young lady and her father who both admitted that they had gone out together and each had shot at the deer that was harvested. The daughter had a hunting license, but she did not have a deer permit. Her father had both a hunting license and a deer permit. Instead of checking in the deer accurately and contacting a state wildlife officer about the mistake of harvesting a deer with a firearm before the start of the season, the pair butchered the deer and did not check it in. They then disposed of the carcass in a small stream. Officer Grote issued each of them summonses for their violations, and both were foun

Pennsylvania’s elk visitors center changing Story Theatre presentation

Bridger Mountain Ski Resort

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Winter Near Mt.Whitney

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We Salute You, Guy Wearing Shorts All Winter

Every year when temperatures drop and snow blankets our cities, North American cultures observe the appearance of a kind of rare creature that marks the true arrival of winter: The Guy in Shorts. The Guy in Shorts is not a single magical being; rather a species with representatives in almost every city where snow falls. He is not always tall, not always short, not always skinny, not always stocky. He is just a guy wearing shorts when no one else is. He can be spotted confidently striding out of a 7-Eleven, waiting without shivering for a half hour or more at a bus stop, drinking a cold beer at an NFL football game while seated next to someone wearing a snowmobile suit. The Guy in Shorts is not sure what all the fuss is about. He is not cold. You are freezing, certain your breath is turning into ice crystals as it leaves your throat, perhaps worried you will catch a cold. The Guy in Shorts could not possibly give fewer fucks about the temperature, whether it is 80 degrees or 8 degre

The Best Hydration Plan Is to Drink When You’re Thirsty

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission   Bedford County Game Warden Jeremy Coughenour reports that a Fishertown man was cited for multiple violations after he allowed his juvenile son to alight from a vehicle and kill an antlered deer from the road. The crime was witnessed and reported by a concerned hunter. The father pleaded guilty to all charges and was fined $800, plus fees. He also faces revocation of his hunting privileges. Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that several illegal deer investigations are ongoing in three districts. During the second week of rifle deer season, three hunters with loaded rifles were encountered less than 60 yards from a residence, and were only a foot or two off the road.     Perry County Game Warden Kevin P. Anderson Jr. reports that a Perry County man recently pleaded guilty to shooting an antlered deer with a rifle during archery season. A concerned hunter reported the violation after witnessing it while waiting for the d

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 1, 2019

Unseasonable temperatures in much of the state delayed ice-fishing as of mid- January, when cold, snowy weather moved in. Some anglers were fishing from boats as conditions allowed.   Ice anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution. For ice-fishing safety tips, visit   NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Jan. 18, FishErie reported that anglers were catching perch on Horseshoe Pond, but Misery Bay had only about 1.5 inches of ice. Lake Erie and tributaries — FishErie reported Jan. 17 that shelf and shore ice was widespread and open water for steelhead was limited. Earlier in the month, steelhead were being caught on single eggs or minnows under floats. Allegheny River (Forest County) — Walleyes, muskies and northern pike were reported in the Sand and Gravel Pool near Tionesta, and anglers had the most success catching them on live bait, such as creek chubs. Walleyes were reported near Trunkyville, known locally as the Fireman’s Hole.