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Must Do: Visit Crested Butte’s Maroon Hut

Hut trips have long been one of my favorite ways to explore Colorado’s backcountry, but I took a hard… The post Must Do: Visit Crested Butte’s Maroon Hut appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.


Trailblazer: Elkpen Trailblazing Role: Conservation-minded visual artist and storyteller linking urban environments and natural history Location: Los Angeles, CA I’m a Modern Hiker because: In the chaparral canyons of Southern California,...Show More Summary

Novel PET imaging agent targets copper in tumors, detects prostate cancer recurrence early

A new study demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients with biochemical relapse (rising prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level).

Scientists find power switch for muscles

If you've ever wondered how strenuous exercise translates into better endurance, researchers may now have your answer. Scientists have shown that the protein ERR? (ERR gamma) helps deliver many of the benefits associated with endurance exercise.

Training the dizziness away

Many people are plagued by dizziness. To date, doctors have had to visually use their best judgment to determine its severity. Now the innovative  EQUIVert system is here to provide objective diagnoses for the first time. EQUIVert offers another special feature: It enables patients to train their sense of balance anytime they wish -- safely, effectively and conveniently.

How the Rock gets his skin-stretching muscles

The reason that Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson looks so good (and the reason, he says, he doesn't feel any need to visit a shrink) is simple: total commitment.

New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to work

A New Zealand company is offering employees up to $10 if they cycle to and from work. A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who bike to work everyday in a bid to energise staff and move the city away from a reliance on cars.

The one thing Instagram’s most influential fitness star, 26-year-old Kayla Itsines, will never consume

The fitness trainer is now a full-fledged wellness icon, with an app, e-books, and branded gear. She shares with Yahoo Lifestyle her realistic approach to food, exercise, and life.

How an MS diagnosis inspired these 5 people to get into the best shape of their lives

Learning you have MS can be a shock. But it can also be a great motivator. Yahoo Lifestyle talked to 5 people who cope by staying active, eating right, and reducing stress.

One reason Kelly Ripa’s figure is so fantastic

Ripa is a TV host, actress, mom, and overall badass boss lady. She has also been practicing ballet since she was 3, and she's still an avid ballet dancer.

10 Essential Camp Safety Rules For The Backcountry

Few things bring more serenity than camping, and for those seeking true peace and solitude, backcountry camping is the way to go. Unrestricted by campground rules or site boundaries and free from often loud or otherwise unpleasant campsite neighbors, camping in the back roads is a wholly new experience, one that allows us to foster... Show More Summary

The 5 Benefits of Hot Yoga For Runners

The 5 Benefits of Hot Yoga For RunnersHot yoga, also known as Bikram yoga, is a practice of yoga conducted in a humid room, and the studio is typically heated to 105 degrees fahrenheit. Many types of athletes can benefit from hot yoga, especially runners. Show More Summary

5 Tips on Using a GoPro for a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder

5 Tips on Using a GoPro for a Spartan Race or Tough MudderYou want to prove you’re as tough as the Ancient Greeks, so you’ve entered a Spartan race. Good luck.According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, Sparta was a Greek city-state...Show More Summary

Garmin Vivoactive vs Fitbit Blaze

Garmin Vivoactive vs Fitbit BlazeGarmin and Fitbit have been two wearable technology brands that continue to evolve with the ever changing landscape of athletes. Each boasting their own features and uniqueness, it encourages the questions "which one is right for me". Show More Summary

Undercast on Mt Madison in March

Imagine you’re standing on top of a mountain, looking down at a sea of clouds blanketing the valleys below. Called a cloud inversion or undercast, it’s a rare enough weather phenomenon that you’re willing to blow off work to climb a mountain to experience it. Show More Summary

REI Flash Air Hammock Shelter System Review

The REI Flash Air Hammock Shelter System is an all-on-one hammock shelter system that includes a mosquito hammock, whoopie-style suspension system, and tarp. It’s well thought out and has a lot of cool features, although it’s on the small size and more suitable for use by scouts, kids, and smaller adults under 5’6? in height. Show More Summary

how to cross rivers safely

The Pacific Crest Trail Association posted a terrific, thorough summary. Stream crossing safety while hiking and backpacking Advertisements

climbing Piltriquitrón out of El Bolson, Argentina

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles Click PLAY or watch my HOW TO video on YouTube. As many do on this popular hike, I walked from El Bolsón, centro. Three hours of dusty, but tranquil road walking to get to … Continue reading...

10 Best Ventilated Backpacks 0f 2018

Ventilated backpacks, also called suspended-mesh backpacks, keep you cooler and drier when backpacking in hot or humid weather or when you’re carrying a heavy load. First invented by Deuter Packs, they’re one of the most sought-after backpack features by backpackers. Show More Summary

A Southern Presidential Loop Trip Plan: Backpacking the 4000 Footers Guidebook

A 2-3 day, 22 mile scenic loop that travels up the Dry River Valley, climbing the Oakes Gulf headwall, to a set of alpine lakes at the foot of Mt Washington. From here, hikers climb 4 four thousand footers in sequence: Mt Monroe, MtShow More Summary

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