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May 2012 Archive

Featured Trail: Ship Rock Ridge

Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Adventure
Featured Trail: Ship Rock Ridge

Ever wonder what it's like to hike with Discover Outdoors? This week we've tried to capture one of our favorite hikes: Ship Rock Ridge. The route is a level two to three hike, covering five miles of Harriman State Park.

After waking up to the Saturday morning alarm, pulling on our hiking pants, donning our baseball caps and hopping in the van, we begin our hike.

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Gear Review: Tilley Hat

Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Gear
Gear Review: Tilley Hat

Summer is on it's way and along with the warmth of sunshine comes the increased risks of dehydration, sunburn and other sun-related maladies.

One of the easiest ways to keep yourself cooler and add an extra barrier between you and the sun is a well-made, comfortable hat.

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Standing on Water

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Adventure
Standing on Water

And that's when I saw something that baked my brain. There was a man standing on the water.

Standing!

He wasn't crouched down, riding a wave in to the beach. He was barely moving, and as I focused in on him, I noticed he had a long paddle in his hands. I couldn't help but stare. He moved at his own pace, and bobbed up and down as the waves came and went.

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Gear Review: Emergency Shelters

Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Gear
Gear Review: Emergency Shelters

Pop this orange beauty into your pack and you will be assured of surviving some serious inclement weather... Designed to protect you from exposure, this shelter also shields you from reality (i.e. the big bear coming your way).

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Decoding the Appalachian Trail

Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Adventure
Decoding the Appalachian Trail

In 2009, I set off to thru-hike the 2,178-mile long Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine.

I had done some backpacking before, but nothing to this extent. I thought I had it all planned out - from daily mileage to dates of arrival.

That was the first illusion to be broken: dates and daily mileage charts...

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Recipe: Easy Bean Burritos

Thursday, May 3, 2012  |  Recipes
Recipe: Easy Bean Burritos

This recipe is more of a good idea than a stroke of genius. It is for the simple chef, but I promise it is always a satisfying and filling way to end a long, arduous day.

This is a tasty, fairly healthy way of getting protein and much needed carbohydrates so you're powered up the next morning.

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