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  1. Hill of Life Trail

    One of Austin's great gifts for invigoration and time in nature, check out how locals enjoy the Hill of Life trail.

  2. 15 Alabama State Parks You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

    Alabama has threatened to close 15 state parks due to a budget crunch. We offer a guide to each park to visit before it's too late.

  3. Labor Day Weekend in Portland: 5 Great End-of-Summer Hikes

    Still haven't made plans for your Labor Day Weekend in Portland? Get inspired by our ideas for these great end-of-summer hikes.

  4. Cyclocross Nationals Return to Boulder

    After 17 years, the Cyclocross nationals returned to Colorado, where competitors enjoyed crowds that rivaled those of Europe.

  5. Winged Foot Club Embraces the Cold

    Some of the hardiest runners in North America, the Winged Foot Club runs the Twin Cities' trails regardless of polar vortex temperatures.

  6. A Conversation with One of Jackson Hole's Leading Downhill Skiers: Jess McMillan

    Years as a successful ski racer and pro kayaker, Jess McMillan has been training to go fast and furious her entire life.

  7. Without Limits Productions

    In 2007, the Panigutti brothers entered a saturated market. Today, Without Limits Productions is behind Colorado's most exciting triathlons.

  8. Warren "War Dog" Thomas

    Having spent his entire life on the water, Warren Thomas opened the country's first dedicated SUP shop in Santa Barbara in 2007.

  9. Wyoming Randonee Rally

    Ranking amongst the hardest four hours in most competitors' lives, just finishing the Jackson Hole Randonee is a worthy accomplishment.

  10. Cormac McCarthy's Knoxville: A Gritty Waterfront Tour Inspired by Suttree

    Inspired by the novel Suttree, see Knoxville's dark and storied past by bike or by boat. Here's how to do it.

  11. Charlotte Running Company Trail Race

    A Charlotte trail running tradition.

  12. Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

    Over 100 cyclists, representing downhill and BMX, compete in the first race of its kind at Charlotte's US National Whitewater Center.

  13. 8 Charlotte-Area Races with a Twist

    Charlotte's road running community is one of the nation's most robust. Read the insider's guide to Charlotte's best races this spring.

  14. Get Inspired To Go Outside with Knoxville’s End of Summer Soundtrack

    Listen to these great folksy songs as an end of summer soundtrack to inspire you to get the most out of the outdoors around Knoxville.

  15. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

    Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort offers sustainable gourmet cuisine and a unique northwest experience.

  16. Hard-charging, with Hugs: The Elevate Women's Camp

    These princesses of powder are a posse of hard-charging women ripping the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

  17. The Brutal Arrowhead Ultra 135

    135 miles of freezing winds and deep snow test the limits of cold weather athletes in one of the world's great endurance events.

  18. Why We Started RootsRated

    After driving 16,000 miles around North America, we launched RootsRated to make it easier to discover the best outdoor experiences.

  19. Heavenly Mountain Resort: A Perennial Favorite in Tahoe

    With 200 guns that make over 120 inches of snow a year, Heavenly Mountain Resort has the largest snow-making system on the west coast.

  20. 5 Hidden Outdoor Gems Within 60 Miles of Tuscaloosa

    Tuscaloosa is just a stone's throw away from some of Alabama's best hidden outdoor gems. Here are five within 60 miles of the city.

  21. 6 Great Hiking Trails at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

    Grand Teton may take most of the glory when it comes to hiking, but the hiking trails at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort hold their own, too.

  22. The Lowdown on the Fat Biking Scene in New York City

    Trails are sloppy, and skiing and snowshoeing aren't happening just yet. Luckily, fickle conditions are ideal for riding a fat bike in NYC.

  23. Top 8 Tips For Winter Biking (According to a Bike Messenger)

    If you want to ride in the city like a bike messenger, get pedaling and get prepared. We've got the tips you need to make the most of winter riding.

  24. 10 Amazing Fall Hikes Across the Country

    Hiking during the fall is one of the best ways to witness the rapid change of season at a somewhat slower pace. Here are 10 fall hikes across the country that you don't want to miss.

  25. 5 Perfect Ways to Combine Running and Brunch in Asheville

    Start the morning off right with a scenic run and a hearty meal at these great destinations that combine running with brunch in Asheville.

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