Six of the Best US National Trails // The Guardian

Described as a “wilderness path in our backyard”, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), goes through 57 major mountain passes, dips into 19 major canyons and meanders alongside more than 1,000 lakes and tarns….

There’s No Running in Forest Bathing // REI Co-op Journal

The guard shuffled toward me. No running, no running, he whisper-shouted, waving an orange baton in my direction. Clad in a navy-blue suit with a crisp white shirt, his face wore a genuine look of…

How to Travel to Machu Picchu // REI Co-op Journal

  The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is perhaps one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. While those who crave more undiscovered gems may be hesitant to join the…

A Dose of the Outdoors // REI Co-op Journal

New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on…

Celebrating the Ultra Running Ancients // Trail Runner Magazine

The race through the Sacred Valley celebrates Peru’s history of running. For Traill Runner Magazine, July 2018 When Claudio Castillo started to plan a running event in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas…

Run Mammoth: A Destination Guide to Running in Mammoth Lakes, California

This high altitude haven offers inspiring scenery, an abundance of trails, and a healthy running community. It is no secret that Mammoth Lakes is one of North America’s top high altitude running destinations….

Active in the Eastern Sierra // Alaska Beyond

The bike trail descends from the summit of Mammoth Mountain and winds along a slope scattered with pumice. The air is thin and cool, but it is the view that really takes my…

The First Woman to Run Boston Trained on the Trails // Trail Runner Magazine

Running in the woods behind her parents house as a child, Bobbi Gibb felt free—like Athena or Aphrodite. She ran on equestrian trails, climbed rocks and trees. She experienced the miraculousness of nature…

‘Limits of the Known’ Explores a Life of Adventure // Outside Online

When David Roberts first climbed in Alaska, in 1963, he felt what he describes as a “wistful sorrow” that he was unable to explore an unmapped region like the British explorer Eric Shipton…

Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps // Teton Gravity Research

To ride Mammoth Mountain’s steep trees, wide open bowls, and vast array of terrain, you’ll want to know where to go when the wind blows, on bluebird days, or in the eye of…

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