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40 Days on the AT with a Baby: On the Trail (Part 2)

The following is a guest post courtesy of Katie Guillemette (full bio at the bottom).  Get caught up with part one, the pre-trail planning.  We should not have left Catawba on the day that we did. But before we get there, let’s knock off a few Myths vs. Facts about hiking with a baby. Myth: The......

Friday Funny 1012: Changing a Tire

Lots more funny things posted on! Steve in a Speedo

CrossFitters, Rejoice: Lifting Weights Protects Your Brain

(Photo Courtesy of Corey Jenkins / Getty Images) Lifting Weights for Brain Health There are ample reasons to strength train: Lifting makes you faster, is great for weight loss, and helps keep you injury-free. Add to that increased brain...Show More Summary

FDA Says a New Genetically Modified Salmon Is Safe to Eat

If you're a fan of omega-3-rich salmon, you might want to know about a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration, which just approved a new genetically modified salmon as safe to eat. The new AquAdvantage salmon is a type of Atlantic...Show More Summary

100 Miles of Nowhere Race Report: Isaac’s Adjustment of Expectations Edition

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: Today’s 100 Miles of Nowhere race report comes to you from Isaac, a many-times 100 Miles of Nowhere racer.  Another Note from Fatty: If you haven’t sent in your 100 Miles of Nowhere Race Report yet, please do. Send it to, with the subject line “100 Miles of Nowhere Race Report.” [...]

Cairn Box and LuminAID PackLite 16

So first of, thank you to my AMAZING parents for getting me the best hiking-related birthday present ever: a subscription for Cairn Boxes. Basically, once a month, Cairn sends you a sampling of awesome outdoor gear. So far I have gotten, backpacker magazines, food samples, chafing cream, you name it. It’s an AWESOME concept and......

5 Thoughts That Consume Your Mind While Backpacking

Hiking certainly allows for a lot of time to think, so what are some of the most common things that run through backpackers head's on the trail?...

Meatless Feast: 10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

6 days agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Thanksgiving day can be difficult for vegetarians. Try these 10 recipes to make sure your holiday table welcomes all of your guests. The post Meatless Feast: 10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes appeared first on Yoga Journal.

How Your Sweaty Yoga Class Might Make You Happier

6 days agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Research shows there could be a second reason you’re upbeat after that killer yoga class. The post How Your Sweaty Yoga Class Might Make You Happier appeared first on Yoga Journal.

The ‘One Exercise Workout’ for Anytime You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Stress-Relieving Slam Created by Gideon Akande, winner of the 2015 Men’s Health Next Top Trainer—a competition to find the nation’s most skilled and inspiring trainer.

4 Easy Moves To Rev Your Metabolism

(Photo: Mitch Mandel) This 10-minute routine from trainer Larysa DiDio tones every zone and increases calorie burn for hours after you’re done. Bonus: It’s great for small spaces! How to do it: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, resting for 30 seconds between moves. Repeat the entire circuit twice.

odd trails…here and there

What am I doing writing on AT?  I’m not a thru-hiker!  All I’ve ever done is have a bunch of one night stands with 14,000ft peaks!  I’m a hiking ho!  If I had a hiking resume it would look something like Charlie and Mac’s Mail Room resume.  It would read, “It was a very educational...

How Your Workout Can Balance Your Hormones

To optimize your body’s hormone levels naturally, start strength training. “So much research is coming out that shows strength training is critical for your health,” and these benefits come from the way strength training affects your body’s hormones, says women’s strength expert Holly Perkins, CSCS, author of Lift to Get Lean.

Friday Funny 1010: Ripeness Guides for Fruits and Veggies

Here are 5 kinda good tips on how to tell when something is ripe from ObviousPlant: I'm completely behind that last one. 100%. More funny stuff posted on Steve in a Speedo

Gear Review: 5 Favorite Daypacks

By Michael Lanza What do you need a daypack for? That’s really the critical question to consider when choosing from the dozens of widely varying choices out there today, which range all over the map in terms of volume, weight, … Continue reading ?

20 American National Park Hikes

Crater Lake Rim Trail, Oregon. Click through to see the rest – 20 Amazing National Park Hikes

Suunto M-3 D Declination Adjustable Compass

The Suunto M-3 D Compass is a baseplate style adventure compass with a declination adjustment, that is optimized for use in forested or mountainous terrain where you can rarely see your destination and where you can’t see enough landmarks to accurately triangulate a position. I’ve been using mine for 4 years, ever since I became really […]            

7 Ways to Make Classic Thanksgiving Dishes Paleo-Friendly

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Rest assured, your turkey can be served as is, but the rest of the traditional Thanksgiving menu is not Paleo-diet friendly. If one or more of your guests live by these caveman rules of eating, a typical Thanksgiving table can seem like a danger zone. Show More Summary

Did You Sleep in the Woods Yet?

The first time I stood on the Appalachian Trail was at Perkins observatory on New York’s Bear Mountain, in 1983. My father took my brother and me camping, the three of us sleeping in a little tent. My brother and I were little boys. We camped somewhere in the vicinity of Bear Mountain, just for...

Dog Sledding at Snow Mountain Ranch

It was pure pandemonium. Seven Husky sled dogs of various colors are bouncing and yipping, howling and nipping at… The post Dog Sledding at Snow Mountain Ranch appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

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