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  1. Paddling the Boundary Waters of Minnesota

    The Boundary Water Canoe Area of Minnesota is a truly beautiful wilderness area with plenty of history, culture, and adventure.

  2. Two Guys and an RV

    Tipit Designs is two guys and an RV functioning as a portable design studio. It’s nonstop adventure as they travel the country creating inspirational vinyl wall art.

  3. Women on the Water Part II

    Two local Chattanooga paddlers give four reasons why women should consider taking up kayaking, ranging anywhere between how many calories burned to earning some peace and quiet.

  4. 5 Best Climbing Spots in Santa Barbara

    There are so many climbing spots in Santa Barbara that it's sometimes difficult to choose the very best ones. But with the Insider's Guide, we bring you the 5 best.

  5. Don't Be a Jerk: SLC Shop is the Friendliest in Town

    Jerk's Bike Shop is a charming shop in Murray that will not only ease that intimidation when buying a new bike, but they'll do it in a very friendly manner.

  6. Exploring the Paint Mines

    The Paint Mines, located just outside of Colorado Springs provide wonderfully colorful glimpses into a rich geological and cultural history of Colorado.

  7. Portland's Silver Star

    Silver Star is an exposed mountain in Southwest Washington's Skamania County. While the views are sensational, what really brings people here is the wildflower display in summer.

  8. 3 Kid-Friendly Hikes in the Salt Lake Valley

    Salt Lake City is full of wonderful hikes in the area, and RootsRated is bringing you the three best kid-friendly adventures perfect for the whole family.

  9. Outdoor Stereotypes

    You've seen them all before, the Frat boys decked in Patagonia, the cargo shorts birders, and the hippie yogis. Austin's outdoor stereotypes personified.

  10. Alabama's Mountain of Health

    Rising 1,600 feet above the foothills of northeast Alabama, Monte Sano, the name means “mountain of health” in Spanish, is an oasis of big views, slightly cooler temperatures, and fun summer activities

  11. Introducing Flagstaff Extreme

    Nestled in the trees of Fort Tuthill Recreation Area sits the Flagstaff Extreme Ropes Course, a hidden gem of an obstacle course and zipline adventure.

  12. Matt Organista

    Matt Organista, a 25-year-old Carpinteria-native is leading the three-sport triathlon charge locally this year after picking up another victory at the

  13. 4 Places to Watch Fireworks on the 4th

    The Fourth of July calls for fireworks, and luckily, Seattle has plenty of great viewing destinations, so that you can really feel patriotic.

  14. Where to Take your Dog in Chattanooga

    With its many trails, parks, and outdoor restaurant patios, Chattanooga is a very dog friendly town for locals and visitors alike.

  15. 10 Triathlon Tips

    Triathlon season is in full swing. With a number of great races coming up around Birmingham, including the beginner-friendly Buster Britton T ...

  16. McCullough Gulch Trail

    McCullough Gulch Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail. It is beautiful and is surrounded by tall pines and trickling waterfalls.

  17. Snake River Fund

    Jackson Hole's Snake River Fund is a very special private and public partnership that keeps this whitewater gem open for continued use.

  18. Portland Beer Walks

    Portland Beer Walks are a new way for Portlanders to combine two of their favorite things: hiking in Forest Park and drinking local brews.

  19. Western North Carolina’s First Family of Adventure

    In 1971, when most Americans thought of outdoor adventure, they thought of Yellowstone National Park, not the rivers of the southeast. But..

  20. 6 Tips for an Epic Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

    Every year, thousands of people visit the Grand Canyon, but only a handful know how special catching a sunrise there can be. Here are 6 tips for enjoying one.

  21. Outside Yoga in Charleston

    Charleston's heat and humidity essentially offers a natural hot yoga studio, meaning hot yoga can be outside yoga! outdoors.

  22. Want to Win a World Record in Portland?

    Portland is known for a lot of things, including having the world record for largest tree hug. On July 20th, they'll be trying to best it.

  23. 5 best hikes for someone relocating to Colorado

    Colorado has it all. It's no wonder that so many people move here from all over the country, and the list of hiking trails awaiting them is long.

  24. Why Flagstaff is a Biker's Paradise

    Flagstaff has always boasted a robust cycling community, and it's only getting better, as cycling takes off all around the country.

  25. Root For Your Country

    "From sea to shining sea," to all the mountains, rivers, & streams in between, this cou...

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