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The Carter Moriah (Long Way) Loop

• Overview GeoPDF Map (Download) [1:75,000]<br>• GPX File (Download) – Trails only (after downloading this file, rename it so it has a “.gpx” file …

Hiking

Featured Article - Hot Water!

Hot Water!<p>This neighborhood of high performance “Vermod” homes in Hardwick Vermont reached sustained temperatures of -25F in January 2018, much …

Home Improvement

Dos and don'ts of snowshoeing: staying safe on the trails

Family Day was North Shore Rescue's busiest day as half of the rescues were for snowshoers<p>Compared to downhill skiing and the snowboard halfpipe, …

Skiing

The role of the brain when it comes to the limits of human endurance

‘The brain’s interpretation of the body signals is maybe more important than the body signals themselves’<p>Once, we believed that the body was a machine, and the secret to optimal performance came from the muscles, the lungs, the heart. Then, we were told that it’s all in our head, and we just need …

Marathons

Top 20 Foods to Raise Your Hemoglobin Levels

On February 17, 2018 by admin<p>It’s no secret that in order to maintain a healthy body, one is in need of healthy food. It all begins with that little …

19 Healthiest Foods You Need to Give to Your Dog & What to Avoid

f you have a pet, you must always be concerned about your friend. You must have been so careful about the foods which are harmful and beneficial for …

Nutrition

10 Incredible Landscapes In And Around Santa Fe

Vast empty landscapes and tumbleweeds are usually the first to be conjured when most people think of the American southwest. But contrary to popular …

National Parks

Huawei’s ‘FusionHome’ solar inverter really wants your house to come alive

Huawei’s first residential energy management system, the “FusionHome Smart Energy Solution”, is being launched in Australia, with availability this quarter.<p>Originally announced last year in June for Europe and shown off at Solar Power International in Las Vegas this fall, the new system is aiming …

Solar Power

The 10 best places to visit in the US this year, according to Lonely Planet

Nothing beats the thrill of falling in love with a new city while traveling, but certain factors — such as a budget or time constraints — might discourage you from taking a chance on someplace new. Thankfully, the travel guide gurus over at Lonely Planet just released their eighth annual list of …

Travel

Genetic secret of English salmon

<b>The salmon from the chalk streams of southern England appear to be genetically distinct from others.</b><p>Evidence published in the Journal of Fish Biology suggests they may be a separate sub-species of Atlantic salmon.<p>Scientists argue that the fish may need greater protection, because they would be …

Salmon

Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop

Amyloid beta deposits, or plaques, in the brain are the most commonly hypothesized causative agent behind Alzheimer's disease. A new breakthrough …

Dementia

Yosemite in Winter

Winter is the least busy and possibly most beautiful season in Yosemite. The crowds go home, the wildlife comes out, and hotel rates go down. Frost …

National Parks

Sequoia Splendors: What to expect when Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove reopens

Descending into one of Yosemite’s sequoia groves is like having dessert first.<p>Some 16 miles west of Yosemite Village on Tioga Pass Road, we park in a …

National Parks

WNY native turns fly fishing into a soul endeavor

<i>“Gone fishin’ by a shady wady pool (shangrila, really la)</i><p><i>I’m wishin’ I could be more than kind of fool (should I twist your arm?)</i><p><i>I’d say no more work</i> …

Fishing

Airstream's Basecamp Is a Lightweight Trailer Stuffed With Smart Travel Solutions

Tackle new terrain with the lightest Airstream travel trailer yet.<p>Because of its compact, lightweight design, Basecamp is towable even with small- and mid-sized SUVs and Crossovers, and its streamlined form is ideal for both long and short treks.<p>Basecamp can sleep up to five guests.<p>Features include …

RVs

Everything You Need to Know About Wool

We love wool here at <i>Outside</i>. There must be hundreds of times that I’ve touted the unparalleled odor-mitigating and moisture-wicking qualities of this wonder material. I stand by the endorsement: For all their capabilities, man-made synthetics are merely trying to mimic what wool does naturally. And …

Pike Fly Fishing School - April 19, 2016 - Dakota Angler & Outfitter Black Hills Fly Fishing

We’ve had a few people book for our Pike fly fishing school, and have had quite a bit of interest in it! After mulling over how we should go about …

The Dredge Junkie: How to Catch Big Fish on Giant Streamers

When someone says “flyfishing,” what pops into your head? If the answer is the delicate sip of a rising trout, the perfect drift over a soft seam, or …

5 Incredible Winter Hikes near Denver with the Wilderness Exchange

Once the snow starts to fall, many consider hiking season to be over, putting away their boots and backpacks until the great spring thaw begins. But …

Winter Appalachian Trail Thru Hike - Day 2 (20 miles)

Last night I went to bed on blood mountain shelter. It was surrounded by clouds and I was fully expecting my sleeping bag to be saturated in the …

This Airline Has $20 Tickets for Flights in 2018

If your stocking wasn't stuffed to your liking, it's time to trade in that ugly sweater from grandma for a flight out of town. <b>Frontier is running a</b> …

Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Review | Water Bottle Review

Backpackers.com is a small, independent team that writes unsponsored reviews and outdoor guides. If you're thinking about buying this product please …

Four Snowshoeing Tips for Beginners

All smiles on the trail! (PC: W. Rochfort)<p>With winter upon us, and snow starting to fall, it's time to start thinking about fun winter sports to try …

The Tug ONLY THE BEST FLY FISHING VIDEOS

2716 view(s)<p>Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops go on an epic journey in search of large, wild brook trout in Maine. What they find is …

Middle Fork Trail to Mehrten Creek Strenuous

Sequoia National Park’s western half comprises nearly the entirety of the Kaweah River watershed. Five distinct forks (North, Marble, Middle, East, …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

The Treasures of Chaco Canyon Are Threatened by Drilling

Santa Fe, N.M. — In the remote high desert of northwestern New Mexico lie the threatened ruins of Chaco Canyon, arguably the most significant cultural site on public land in the United States. The canyon and the surrounding region contain the remnants of great houses, kivas, ancient roads and …

National Parks

Is Einstein's 'Theory of Happiness' as Successful as General Relativity?

In 1915, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, arguing that the universe consists of a fundamental fabric: spacetime. Moreover, …

Canoeing

Canoeing is a great way to explore the beautiful waterways. You can appreciate the tranquility of a number of national parks from the vantage point …

11 pointers for traveling with your dog

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>The days of family road trips with small kids in tow might be behind you, but iconic, …