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Gear Review: Suunto Alpha Traverse Watch

Montrail Mountain Masochist IV OutDry – Review The Montrail Mountain Masochist is a serious shoe for serious runners! If you need something sturdy and solid that can match the rugged, muddy, wet, rocky, and masochistic trail running you do, this is a great all-around trail shoe. Grip 9.5/10Durability 8.5/10Protection 9.5/10Fit 9.0/10Waterproofing 9.5/10 Editor’s Overall Rating …

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SOCIAL M EDIA wilderness

Are we sharing nature to death? Social media isn’t the problem.

Social media is ruining the wilderness. That’s the claim that many are making. In preparing to write this article, I read dozens of similar articles or posts about how social media has decimated beautiful wilderness locations. I fully agree with many of the points made in these articles, but it’s not that simple. Geotagging your …

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Murray Francis Allen tandem Bike trip to Zion

Salt Lake to Southern Utah Parks and back on a homemade tandem bicycle – an adventure worth remembering

My paternal grandfather, Murray F. Allen, lived a life full of adventure. I learned much of what adventure means through his influence. This post is a story demonstrating his adventurous spirit. In 1941 when he was 19 years old, my grandpa and his friend Lloyd Metcalf decided to build their own tandem bicycle and ride …

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pfeifferhorn winter summit

Pfeifferhorn Summit in winter – Trip Report

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. “  – Sir Edmund Hillary Pfeifferhorn (AKA Little Matterhorn) stands tall in the middle of the Wasatch range at 11,331 feet. Remote in the Lone Peak Wilderness, Pfeifferhorn isn’t an easy peak to access and becomes even more difficult in winter. May the fourth be with you! …

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mountain bike riding for weight loss

5 reasons why mountain bike riding is the best exercise ever for weight loss

It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels. Heinz Stücke Mountain biking is the best exercise for your weight loss and fitness journey. I know, that’s a bold statement. With all the other fitness fads out there like Crossfit, P90X, running ridiculously long distances, or obstacle races, how can mountain biking be the …

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How to choose a canyoneering rope

Canyoneering rope – which one should you choose? Canyoneering ropes come in many breeds, colors, and styles – all designed for the rugged canyoneering environment. Some will fit your needs better than others for various reasons. This article will help you pick the right rope to add to your family and will discuss the care …

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