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August 2013 Archive

9 Reasons Why Discover Outdoors and Brooklyn are a perfect fit

By now everyone's heard the news: Brooklyn Outfitters is joining the Discover Outdoors family. This means DO has a new location: Williamsburg! To welcome the borough to the DO family we've created "9 Reasons Why Discover Outdoors and Brooklyn are a perfect fit." This is probably our silliest blog post to date - enjoy and welcome Brooklyn!

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NYC Microadventure

Thursday, August 22, 2013  |  Adventure, People
NYC Microadventure

ÒI spent 6 days hiking and biking the length of the Hudson River, here in the states. The Hudson is the longest river in New York State and the lifeblood of the state- it gets its source at the beautiful alpine Lake Tear of the Clouds (just shy of the summit of the highest peak in New York's Adirondack Mtn's: Mt Marcy) and from there it wends its way through many historical towns, the state's capital, meets the Eerie Canal and eventually ends at the ocean in Manhattan, by the Statue of Liberty.

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Trail Reading: Into Thin Air

Thursday, August 15, 2013  |  Education
Trail Reading: Into Thin Air

The story starts when author John Krakauer is assigned an article on Everest for Outside Magazine.

The adventure that followed was far beyond what any magazine or members of the expedition expected and here Krakauer turns to writing to deal with the experience of climbing Mount Everest.

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Connective Dislocations - Part 3

Thursday, August 8, 2013  |  Adventure, People
Connective Dislocations - Part 3

If you live in New York City and have a chance to visit the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana, get your hands dirty and disconnect from what you perceive to be reality, I recommend it. But beware, you may end up questioning what you know and be tempted to adopt a new lifestyle...

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Connective Dislocations - Part 2

Thursday, August 1, 2013  |  Adventure, People
Connective Dislocations - Part 2

We also observed the difference between cutting though living, green trees and dead ones. The dead ones are a lot tougher to get through, and there were plenty of dead blowdowns in this area. Jeremy explained that there was a huge wildfire in the late summer of 1988. Nearly 800,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park were affected by the fires, and led to the closing of the park for the first time in history.

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