Abbie Mood

Lexington, South Dakota, Northwest Florida, Dubois, Grand Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Denver, Birmingham, Burnsville, Southwest Virginia, Channel Islands National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Boulder, Joshua Tree National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, San Francisco, Durango

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  1. Astrophotography in Toroweap, Arizona

    Grand Canyon National Park

    This article is the second of a two-part series of conversations with Dave Lane, an accomplished astrophotographer, on how he is able to get the breathtaking images of the Milky Way that he is so well-known for.

  2. Ballard Bottoms (Boatwright WMA) - Flatwater Paddling


    Ballard Bottoms is a land area at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in western Kentucky, and if you’re looking for solitude, you’ll find it in the wildlife management area.

  3. Shooting the Stars in Utah: A Conversation with Dave Lane, Astrophotographer

    Canyonlands National Park

    This article is the first of a two-part series of conversations with Dave Lane, an accomplished astrophotographer, on how he is able to get the breathtaking images of the Milky Way that he is so well-known for.

  4. Q&A with Dave Lane, Astrophotographer

    RootsRated talked to Dave Lane to find out a little bit more about his inspiration and what’s next for the self-proclaimed “astronut”.

  5. So, You Want to Run the TransRockies?


    In August 2017, RootsRated Media Editor, Abbie Mood, took on the epic 3-day TransRockies stage race. Here, she offers six insider tips about what to expect.

  6. Meet Sydney Gart: The 16-Year-Old Dynamo Leading Colorado's Next Generation of the Outdoor Industry


    Sydney Gart may only be 16 years old, but she has more experience in the political world than most adults.

  7. Palisades State Park - Climbing

    South Dakota

    Palisades State Park offers more than 100 routes and almost 50 boulder problems along Split Rock Creek in eastern South Dakota.

  8. Northern Hills - ATV

    South Dakota

    The Northern Hills of the Black Hills National Forest is located in Spearfish, South Dakota. From here, you can access the more than 600 miles of ATV trails within the forest.

  9. 7 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails in South Dakota

    South Dakota

    Both expert riders and beginners will find plenty of scenic trails to love when mountain biking in South Dakota

  10. Centennial Trail via Elk Creek Trailhead - Mountain Biking

    South Dakota

    The Elk Creek Trail is a 11.2-mile section of the larger 111-mile Centennial Trail through the Black Hills National Forest in southwest South Dakota.

  11. Panama City Beach - Fishing

    Northwest Florida

    Panama City Beach is a popular fishing location along the Gulf of Mexico. There is great deep sea fishing, but also good fishing right off the piers or the beach.

  12. Okaloosa Island Pier - Fishing

    Northwest Florida

    Okaloosa Island Pier is a great place to catch a variety of saltwater fish. It's also part of Florida's Emerald Coast, so the landscape isn't too bad, either.

  13. Perdido Key - Fishing

    Northwest Florida

    The fishing in and around Perdido Key is some of the best along the Gulf Coast, whether you charter a boat or cast a line from the beach or the pier.

  14. Bayou Texar - Coastal Paddling

    Northwest Florida

    Pensacola has a variety of locations that are popular for kayaking, including Bayou Texar, an estuary in East Pensacola.

  15. Deadman's Island - Coastal Paddling

    Northwest Florida

    Deadman's Island in Gulf Breeze is only accessible by boat, and is a fun place to spend a day exploring.

  16. Destin - Fishing

    Northwest Florida

    Destin is a great place along the Gulf of Mexico for chartering a boat, fishing from a pier, or casting right off the beach!

  17. Navarre - Hiking

    Northwest Florida

    Navarre Beach, also known as "Florida's Playground", has several trails that are great for walking or biking. This gorgeous beach is also popular for water sports and bird watching.

  18. Perdido Key Intracoastal Waterway - Coastal Paddling

    Northwest Florida

    The Intracoastal Waterway runs 16 miles between the key and the mainland. Stay close to the shore along this narrow waterway to see birds such as pelicans or herons.

  19. Big Sabine Point - Coastal Paddling

    Northwest Florida

    Big Sabine near Pensacola Beach is a scenic spot with both calm areas and waves, great for both kiteboarders and paddle boarders.

  20. Fort Pickens - Backpacking/Camping

    Northwest Florida

    Fort Pickens is a historic military fort, completed in 1834 and used until 1947. There's so much to explore in the fort, on the beach, and in the ocean, that you'll want to stay a night or two.

  21. Insider’s Guide to Dry Tortugas National Park

    This unique, isolated national park highlights the beauty of the Florida Keys and offers diving, hiking, and historic tours.

  22. Insider's Guide to Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords cover a spectacular land of ice, ocean, and mountain. Explore the glaciers and visit wildlife that thrives in this wild region.

  23. 7 Recipes for Summertime Smoothies That Perfectly Fit Your Personality


    Whether you’re looking to get your daily requirement of fruits and veggies, recovering after a hard workout, or want something quick and nutritious for breakfast, one of these drinks is sure to do the trick.

  24. Insider’s Guide to Haleakalā National Park

    Explore a volcanic world of mystery and wonder in one of Hawaii's most glorious mountain regions. Catch a sunrise and see the world light up.

  25. Insider’s Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Sandy dunes tower over 700 feet in this amazing Colorado national park. And with each season, there's something new to see.