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  1. Father & Son Marathoners and 7 Bridges Competitors: Jean Paul and Devin Vaudreuil

    Meet Jean Paul and Devin Vaudreuil, a father and son duo participating in this year's 7 Bridges Marathon on October 18th in Chattanooga.

  2. National Geographic Photographer Jeff Mauritzen Divulges Best Spots for Photos in DC

    Tips from National Geographic photographer, Paul Mauritzen, on getting the most memorable pictures during your visit to DC.

  3. Where to Hideout during a Charleston Rainstorm

    Don't let the weather slow you down in Charleston rainstorm. These Charleston hideouts will help you weather the storm.

  4. 6 Pairings of Ice Cream and Outdoor Adventure Around Charlotte

    These 6 pairings of outdoor activities with the best Charlotte ice cream shops give you plenty of incentive to enjoy a day on the trails.

  5. Top 4 Spots Near Burlington to Grab a Beer After a Day on the Trails

    A local's guide to the top mountain biking trails around Burlington and the pubs you absolutely must visit afterwards for a post-ride pint.

  6. 5 Utah State Parks with Stunning Scenery

    Though typically known for world-renowned National Parks like Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches, there are also over 40 Utah state parks that are all worth visiting any time of year.

  7. The Top 5 Spots for Paddling near Philadelphia

    Grab a friend, your 'yak, and a cooler of cold ones and jump into one of these top spots for paddling near Philadelphia.

  8. 10 Family-Friendly Adventures on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    The Alabama Gulf Coast prides itself, not only on the white sandy shores and emerald green waters, but on the family-friendly adventures on offer as well.

  9. Exploring Philly’s Hidden Trails on Belmont Plateau

    Philadelphia's Belmont Plateau is an urban oasis with fascinating history, plenty of singletrack trails, and wonderful views of the city.

  10. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Trail Running Near Portland

    From Forest Park to Hoyt Arboretum, here is a guide to some of the best trail running opportunities near Portland.

  11. An Off-the-Beaten-Path Guide to the Perfect Weekend around Washington DC

    From paddling the Potomac to exploring the largest urban wilderness park in the country, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Washington DC.

  12. An Off-the-Beaten-Path Guide to the Perfect Weekend around Santa Barbara

    From catching waves in the Pacific Ocean to hiking in the Santa Ynez Mountains, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Santa Barbara.

  13. The Amazing Wilderness Areas of Olympic National Park

    The Olympic Peninsula is home to some of country's most amazing wilderness areas, from the extremely remote Wonder Mountain Wilderness to the slightly more popular wilderness coast.

  14. 7 Places Where Thru-Hikers Must Stop on their Journey from Georgia to Maine

    Sure, thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail like spending time in the woods. But they also like getting drunk in trail towns. Here are the best places to do the latter.

  15. Shimek State Forest

    Shimek State Forest has five different segments, each with its own personality and trails to explore.

  16. Starved Rock State Park

    Starved Rock State Park features 18 canyons formed by ancient melting glaciers.

  17. A Conversation with Scott Dvorak of the Charlotte Running Company

    Talking Running with Scott Dvorak, the founder of the Charlotte Running Company, which was named one of the 50 best running stores in 2014.

  18. Zunzi’s

    Savannah's Zunzi's has earned national acclaim for its diverse range of flavor

  19. What Your Post-Adventure Beer Says About You

    In Asheville, your choice of beer after a day of mountainous endeavors is equivalent to a hoppy, malted Rorschach test.

  20. Valentine’s Day with the The Dirty Guv’nahs

    Take your special someone on a Valentine's Day tour of these Knoxville spots featured in the Dirty Guvnahs' "Fairlane" music video.

  21. Excerpts from the Abyss

    In December 2014, RootsRated editor Brian Bates and his crew set out on an unforgettable river trip down the Grand Canyon. Here are his inspired reflections.

  22. When Fortune, Fate, and Fitness Align

    For Daniel Lucas, the Thunder Rock 100 was a resounding success, replete with ups and downs, but mostly ups.

  23. Winter at the Ridge: Washington’s Forgotten Ski Area

    High in the Olympic Mountains, Hurricane Ridge is one of the best ski areas in the Pacific Northwest, offering clean powder lines without the crowds.

  24. 50 Things to Do in 2015

    Bucket lists and resolutions are fun, so we've put together a list of 50 things to do in 2015 that will definitely satisfy your quest for adventure.

  25. Insider’s Guide to Sidecountry Skiing at Snowbasin

    The sidecountry skiing at Snowbasin can be a bit of an undertaking, especially returning to the lodge, but it's very well worth the effort.

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