5 Things to Try on Your Next Hike

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Every July, my girlfriends and I make an annual trek to our favorite local hike, The Zirkel Circle. It’s about a 12-mile loop with two spectacular lakes to stop for a lunch break and snap a group selfie or two. There are ample creek crossings, steep rocky switchbacks, and plenty of breathtaking views. Contrary to […]

Living the Adventure: Part 1

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Some of the greatest adventures in our lives begin with a question. We sense something missing in our lives and ask ourselves what it is. We feel a desire to head out of our comfort zone and ask ourselves why. We may even wonder why we are wondering why. SmartWool Fan Field Tester Maija Le […]

Four Legged Motivation to Get Outside

Meet Tazzy

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If you’re like me and many folks who live in the mountains, you are a collector of gear. Hoarding is a strong, albeit appropriate term, for some. We buy all of this equipment and apparel to motivate us to get outdoors, to increase our athleticism, and to look good.  We rationalize these purchases with phrases […]