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March 2012 Archive

Backcountry Recipe: Choco Oats

Thursday, March 29, 2012  |  Recipes
Backcountry Recipe: Choco Oats

Power Morning Chocolate Oats Because who doesn't want chocolate in the morning?

Salt Lake City based outdoor enthusiast Laura Stade gives us one of her favorite recipes for a morning treat to give you energy on the trails.

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Trip Recap: Hike & Farm

Thursday, March 22, 2012  |  
Trip Recap: Hike & Farm

"Two weekends ago, I finally accomplished one of my big goals for the winter: Bring friends on a day hike. It happened quite by accident. Back in January, I received a Vital Juice email advertising a Sunday hike and organic farm tour."

Sara headed out on a bright Sunday morning to the trails of Harriman State Park and the fields of Stone Barns Agricultural Center. Here is what she found...

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Discover Outdoors FAQ

Monday, March 12, 2012  |  
Discover Outdoors FAQ

Here we answer all of the frequently asked questions about our recent name change.
Why did you change your name?
We feel that our mission is much greater than getting people outdoors. We are showing people that the outdoors is accessible to everyone, despite the fact that we live on an island or that we don't own cars. We are also giving our clients a way for discovering themselves. Getting outdoors is just a part of our purpose while discovery is the heart of what we do: discovering a healthier way of living; discovering adventure; discovering community.

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Trail Reading: Appalachian Trials

Thursday, March 8, 2012  |  Education
Trail Reading: Appalachian Trials

Over 2,000 people start the Appalachian Trail each year, however 70% of all who set off to complete a thru-hike drop out. They do this because of health issues, gear malfunctions, and but more often than not, it's due to psychological turmoil. When I say this, I am talking about being home sick, having what many refer to as "hikers depression", or those who simply can't handle the repetitive nature of the trail. As one could imagine, six months of hiking does become repetitive.

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Gear Review: Big Agnes Air Core

Wednesday, March 7, 2012  |  Gear
Gear Review: Big Agnes Air Core

After a long day out on the trails, nothing is better than crawling into your sleeping bag and relaxing in comfort. Yes, comfort.

Sleeping luxury is available outside if you have the right sleeping pad.

This week, Pete reviews his personal favorite: the Big Agnes Air Core.

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