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Mountain Medicine: Part 3 – This is Your Brain on Tech

By Sarah Vogel | 03 Dec 19
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Appalachian Ecotherapy and Why We Need it Now Click here to read the whole article False Promises and Re-thinking ‘Normal’ When Plato looked at the night sky, his heart brimmed with optimism that human curiosity would “compel the soul to look upward and lead us from this world to another.” A lofty notion perhaps, but…

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Mountain Medicine: Part 2 – Why We Need Ecotherapy

By Sarah Vogel | 26 Nov 19
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Appalachian Ecotherapy and Why We Need it Now Click here to read the whole article Part 2: Why We Need Ecotherapy As I sit here pecking at my keyboard in the darkness of my basement apartment, F.lux dims my computer monitor and transitions to a warm, yellowish glow. Every evening when the sun goes down,…

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Outdoor Updates: Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding, dies at age 65

By Kim Dinan | 25 Nov 19
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Photo of Jake Burton Carpenter tweeted by Burton Snowboards Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding, dies at age 65 Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards has died, officials from this company announced on Thursday. Carpenter fought testicular cancer in 2011 and told employees just this month that the cancer had returned. Carpenter…

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UPDATE: Wildfire on Cold Mountain

By Kim Dinan | 22 Nov 19
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Photo by: Tim Reaves Wildfire on Cold Mountain shuts down Shining Rock Wilderness trail system UPDATE FROM THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE – Pisgah Forest, NC – November 24, 2019 Despite two inches of rainfall throughout the area on Saturday, the Cold Mountain fire continues to burn.  Firefighters will remain on site to monitor conditions and take necessary…

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Thanksgiving Weekend at a Virginia State Park

By BRO Admin | 22 Nov 19
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Opt Outside at a Virginia State Park Thanksgiving weekend From the first Thanksgiving at Virginia’s Berkeley Hundred plantation in 1619, Virginians have gathered to give thanks and enjoy family, friends, and fun during the holiday. Special time together can continue past the last slice of pie with a visit to Virginia State Parks. From Nov.…

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Mountain Medicine Part 1: Pura Vida

By Sarah Vogel | 20 Nov 19
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Appalachian Ecotherapy and Why We Need it Now Click here to read the whole article “¿Cuál es tu trabajo?” Cocho asked me. What do you do for work? It was a difficult question to answer, especially since my Spanish skills amounted to the capabilities of a toddler. Before I began traveling, I was a qualified…

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Outdoor Updates: Stinky Thru-Hikers Removed from Airplane

By Kim Dinan | 14 Nov 19
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Stinky thru-hikers removed from airplane because of their smell On October 15, two Appalachian Trail thru-hikers were asked to leave their Frontier Airlines flight shortly after boarding because at least one of them had what crew members described as offensive body odor. The hikers had just finished their northbound hike and claim they had showered…

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Outdoor Updates: New Permit Changes for PCT Thru-hikers

By Kim Dinan | 13 Nov 19
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Thinking of thru-hiking the PCT next year? Pay attention to these permit changes Anyone hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail should snag a permit, which replaces all of the individual wilderness permits a hiker would have to obtain along the way. Permits are available now for the 2020 hiking season, with a few notable changes.…

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Marathon: Becoming a Runner

By Jeremy D. Larson | 11 Nov 19
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A writer’s journey to becoming a runner For nine months, I haven’t met a day without soreness or left it without exhaustion. Whether nursing an inflamed Achilles tendon or dealing with a pre-arthritic runner’s knee or just a general ache from a speed, distance, or strength workout, my body, at 34, has become the site…

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Outdoor Updates: Dog rescued after being trapped in 81-foot hole for six days

By Kim Dinan | 11 Nov 19
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PHOTO: DLNR Dog rescued after being trapped in 81-foot hole for six days A one-year-old Catahoula hunting dog named Orange has been rescued after spending six days at the bottom of an 81-foot hole on the island of Kaua’i. Orange’s owner had a GPS tracker on the dog and was able to locate him almost…

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8 Vanlife Essentials from the Live Outside and Play Road Team

By Road Team | 08 Nov 19
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The Live Outside and Play Road Team has been on the road for three years. They’ve had some time to test out their favorite gear. Take a look at this video for their top picks from over the summer. There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank…

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Outdoor Updates: Trump Administration Considers Amazon Deliveries and Food Trucks in National Parks

By Shannon McGowan | 07 Nov 19
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A new proposal by the Trump administration to privatize national park campgrounds is reportedly under consideration. In an attempt to pump more revenue out of popular parks and public lands, the Trump administration is considering a proposal that would allow private firms to run aspects of the nation’s campgrounds. This could lead to Amazon deliveries…

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Outdoor Updates: Tokyo considers starting Olympic races at 3 a.m. to avoid climate-change-related heat waves

By Kim Dinan | 29 Oct 19
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Tokyo considers starting Olympic races at 3 a.m. to avoid climate-change-related heat waves Tokyo, host of the upcoming 2020 summer Olympic games, is considering starting the marathon and race walking events as early as 3 a.m., reports Kyodo, a Japanese news agency. The middle of the night start time is being considered after the International…

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Tips and Tricks For Living The #Vanlife During The Winter

By Road Team | 27 Oct 19
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Winter has already shown its face in Colorado this year. With the arrival of “OctSNOWber” we thought it would be a could time to share some of our tips and tricks for living in a van during the winter months. We spend most of the winter braving the cold and chasing snow in the Canadian…

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Stop the Rockets: Explosions Expected over Cumberland Island National Seashore

By Will Harlan | 25 Oct 19
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Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore attracts 60,000 hikers and campers each year to its wild beaches, towering dunes, and old-growth forests. Now the island is at risk from becoming the first and only national park in America to be forced to have private rockets launched directly over it. Rockets explode. According to the analysis of…

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