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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  |  Adventure, People, Education
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Discover Outdoors guide, Sam, on what it feels like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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5 Reasons New Yorkers Have a Leg Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Adventure, People, Education
5 Reasons New Yorkers Have a Leg Up

DO Guide, Lauren, Reveals Why New Yorkers Make Amazing Hikers

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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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The Perfect Marshmallow

Thursday, July 18, 2013  |  Education
The Perfect Marshmallow

It's camping time around here so as you head out on your Midnight Hikes or Backpacking Overnights here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind to roast the world's perfect marshmallow.

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Common Misconceptions of LNT

Thursday, April 26, 2012  |  Education
Common Misconceptions of LNT

As summer approaches more and more people head out to the trail. It's a good time to remind ourselves about the importance of Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics.

The hope is that every hiker, biker, and outdoorsman takes these principles seriously, leaving the woods just as beautiful as before they arrived.

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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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