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National Park Service Fee Free Day: February 14-16
posted Jan 28, 2015 by JohnH
In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson singed into law the National Park Service to conserve our most precious natural and historic jewels for the enjoyment generation after generation. Celebrate the gift that keeps on giving February 14-16 in observance of Presidents Day weekend with waived entrance, commercial tour, and transportation entrance...
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Review: GU Roctane Endurance Gel
posted Jan 27, 2015 by AJ Heil
Above and beyond normal energy gels, GU has released the Roctane Endurance Gel series after years of testing with thousands of athletes who have engaged in extreme activities and endurance competitions. Roctane Gels are superior to GU's original energy gel recipes through the addition of new...
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Review: Chaco Holbuck Boots
posted Jan 5, 2015 by AJ Heil
Known so well for their outdoor sandals, Chaco has now expanded into the realm of boots and other styles of footwear.  The Holbuck Boots are a prime example of Chaco's innovation and expansion, as one of the first releases in their new series. I'm not going to...
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Ideas for Backpacking with Dietary Restrictions
posted Dec 22, 2014 by mtbikerchick
As I deal with an upcoming allergist appointment to determine some food allergies I've developed, I've started to wonder about backpacking meals and snacks for people with dietary restrictions. Whether you're a vegan by choice or on a doctor-recommended gluten-free or low-acid diet, planning a backpacking...
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