Recently, on a four-day backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest, we had to do something that we’ve never done before. We bailed. We were about 18 miles into our 50-mile journey, It had been raining relentlessly since we broke camp that morning. We’re fairly comfortable outside in bad weather so when it started raining we…

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Black Balsam

The U.S. Forest Service has proposed an ambitious plan to build new trails in the Pisgah National Forest. With the recent explosion in visitor growth, they are seeking to reduce trail erosion and sedimentation while providing better access and a safer area for both locals and tourists to enjoy the forest in Western North Carolina.…

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El Chivo Documentary on Amazon

Long before Christopher McDougall’s bestselling book Born to Run was published, Blue Ridge Outdoors Editor in Chief Will Harlan was running with the indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. A feature-length documentary about Harlan’s adventures with the Tarahumara is now available on Amazon Prime.

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It seems like a lifetime ago since we quit our jobs, packed our bags, and hit the road as the Live Outside and Play road team.

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