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January 2012 Archive

Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Shot

Thursday, January 26, 2012  |  
Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Shot

We all know the feeling of a breathtaking sunset but sometimes it's a challenge to bring even a part of this beauty home with us.

Discover Outdoors photography instructor Laura Casner has a few tips that will help us all become better outdoor photographers.

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Gear Review: Asolo FSN 95 GTX

Wednesday, January 25, 2012  |  Gear
Gear Review: Asolo FSN 95 GTX

Welcome to Discover Outdoors's new Gear Review where you can expect a mid-week gift in the form of a gear review. We'll run full circles through the outdoor world with reviews for hiking, running, cycling, and climbing. All opinions are based on personal experience with the gear - no hormones or steroids, these free-range reviews are fully organic and certified.

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Naming Mountains

Thursday, January 19, 2012  |  
Naming Mountains

While some of our trips are pretty obviously named (see: Rock Climbing and Fourteen Peaks), some of our adventures have names that might seem more obscure.

The naming of areas in the New York region was done long before we came around, we just adopted them! Here's a brief synopsis of Native American names that have stuck with the land and features of New York.

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Guide Profiles: Meet Marc

Tuesday, January 10, 2012  |  People
Guide Profiles: Meet Marc

Crackling fire and the laughter of friends define Marc's first memory of the outdoors. From his first Boy Scout trip to the Adirondacks to his long meanderings on the Inca Trail, Marc's life has become one grand adventure. Growing up in Plattsburg, NY, Marc was fortunate to have developed an early love for outdoor pursuits. Always looking for ways to share his passion with others, Marc spoke to us about some of his...

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A Few Challenging Moments

Tuesday, January 3, 2012  |  
A Few Challenging Moments

"How was the trip?"

It's a question I have answered probably a hundred times since I returned from Kilimanjaro. My short answer: "Not a bad moment. Seriously, not a bad moment during the entire trip." The longer answer, which is harder to communicate, goes something like this...

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