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Two Very Good Reasons Why You Should Run Without Music

Flagstaff Sara Wagner Profile Buffalo Park Trail Running Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill 1

Sitting at a trailhead on a beautiful fall day in New England I had what felt like an epiphany. Is this what it has come to? I just turned my truck inside out looking for a little iPod Shuffle charger. A tiny white USB to headphone jack accessory about the size of a paperclip. I could have left it anywhere. My mind was racing. ... Read More »

Driving Cross Country – 14 Things You Need to Pack

Cross Country Travel 14 Things You Can't Live Without Grace Schneider Action in Solitude

GUEST POST BY GRACE SCHNEIDER. MORE GREAT ARTICLES FROM GRACE AT HER WEBSITE GRACETHEWORLD.CO. So you are ready to hit the wide open road, hop in your car and drive cross country. It sounds romantic to just up and go, but if you want to make your road trip enjoyable its better to make sure you have the right gear ... Read More »

Runner’s Perspective – Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill 2015

Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill 2015 Sunset

New to the sport of running I never considered participating in a race. The idea of struggling and suffering around others never really appealed to me. Running long distances of single track trails in the mountains is what really pulled me into the sport. However, I kept meeting other runners who wholeheartedly loved racing and told me I had to try at least ... Read More »

Best Trail Running in America: Las Vegas, NV (White Rock Loop)

White Rock Loop Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Best Trail Running in America Kevin Riley

Unbeknownst to many, Las Vegas is home to some of the greatest climbing, biking, and running in the entire country. A mere 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip sits Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mohave Desert landscape with looming sandstone cliffs and miles of single track trails that weave in and out and around the canyons, offering stunning views at every ... Read More »

Life Lessons Learned on the Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Sunset Grace Scheider 5

After being home for almost two months I am finally starting to understand how the trail has changed me.  What I really took away from it and how I can integrate it into my life post trail.  I feel as if I can divide my life into two separate compartments now.  Pre trail life and post trail life.  The actual ... Read More »

Best Trail Running in America: Historical Concord, Massachusetts

Minute Man National Historical Park Hartwell Tavern Trail Running

Just 22 miles north west of the bustling city of Boston, Massachusetts sits the quaint New England town of Concord. Known as the birthplace of the American Revolution, Concord is also home to many of American literature’s finest writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott (all of whom happen to be buried next to each ... Read More »

On the Appalachian Trail with Lauren and Grace (pt.10)

On The AT with Lauren and Grace

On November 17,2014 Lauren and I summited Springer Mountain in freezing temperatures and completed our through hike. Right now I’m currently cuddled up in bed and enjoying the great indoors. The past few weeks have been an absolute whirl wind of events! Looking back on it now, it seems like a hazy dream played on fast forward. As my time ... Read More »

On the Appalachian Trail with Lauren and Grace (pt 9)

Wild pony along the trail.

As we wrap up our third month on the trail, Grace and I walked through what quickly became my favorite section of the AT thus far: Virginia, especially Shenandoah national park.  Fall surrounded us with the yellowed leaves of maples and tulip poplars and we were in a fog as we made our way through five mostly rainy days.  We ... Read More »

Best tips and shortcuts for cold-weather camping

fallyfallfall

Spring has officially passed the baton to fall, and we can all be excited for cooler temps and hot toddies. Because drinking is ok if you’re cold, it’s a survival necessity. Some of the wimpier among us might hang up their camping gear, to wait it out until the next summer, but personally, I find that fall is my favorite ... Read More »