Trails don't have to be on land. Fay Augustyn helps communities access, connect to, and protect their rivers through the creation of Blue Trails at American Rivers.
Congratulations to gear reviewer Megan, our final weekly winner of a $100 gift card, thanks to Backcountry.com! And thanks to Backcountry for donating a generous $500 worth of gift cards to our members.
Congratulations to Kathleen, our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com for sharing her gear review! Review your gear. We'll draw one more $100 winner next week.
"The trail blew me away and changed my life." Andrew Downs took his commitment to the Appalachian Trail further than his thru-hike. We talk with Downs about his work as Regional Director of the Central and Southwest Virginia Region for the ATC.
Congratulations to Rick (Big Red), our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com! Rick reviewed his Big Agnes Pumphouse. We'll draw another $100 winning reviewer next week.
Congratulations to Greg Caporale, our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com! Greg reviewed his Platypus Hoser. We'll draw another $100 winning reviewer next week.
Sierra Designs celebrates 50 years with its decidedly retro Elite Cagoule and Rain Chaps. Big Agnes shows off mtnGLO tents with integrated LEDs. And Vargo Outdoors embeds titanium into its performance apparel.
A solo stove from Mountain Safety Research, bomb-proof scrambling pants from Bergans of Norway, and a super-niche ultra running pack from CamelBak: new gear was practically popping out of the booths on the second day of Outdoor Retailer.
Black Diamond and Princeton Tec showed off new charging and waterproof lights. Plus, a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond highlighted Day 1 at Outdoor Retailer.
A few standouts from Outdoor Retailer's Demo Day included energy bars with interesting ingredients, plus an Old Town canoe built for one.