The Best Ways to Get Outside in West Virginia
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by Alison Osius
9h ago
The zigzagging route to the top of the South Peak of Seneca Rocks—the high point on a 900-foot-tall ridge of Tuscarora quartzite shaped like fins on a dragon’s back—was the most challenging climb I have ever done. Vertical rock faces were interspersed by grassy traverses where we had to coil and half-carry our ropes, and I was building anchors and setting protection for the first time. Though moderate in difficulty, the four-pitch route demanded a repertoire of skills. And we were way, way up in the air. The Seneca Rocks, in the Monongahela National Forest, rise some 900 feet above the North ..read more
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What Can Regular Climbers Learn From the Eating Habits of Olympians?
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by POM Administrator
2d ago
As excitement for Paris builds, we asked some Team USA athletes headed to the Olympics about their diet, including their favorite sending snacks, training day fueling, and—yes—even the worst thing they ever ate before climbing. Their responses include tales of food poisoning, great fueling ideas, and desserts we must now try. But before we dive into what you can learn from the diets of Olympic climbers, meet some of our Olympians. Piper Kelly: Speed Piper Kelly during the Women’s Speed Qualification at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023. Shoulder surgery in 2020 didn’t stop Kelly from sendi ..read more
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See What’s Out There
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by elessard
2d ago
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Must-Visit Places for Water Recreation in Southern California
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by mmiranda
2d ago
In Southern California, summer months are synonymous with spending every second you can at the beach. Locals and visitors flock to their favorite coastal destinations to recreate on the water. Considering the region’s dense local populations and thriving tourism scene, you might assume these beaches take a beating from human activity. But thanks to the work of dedicated local conservation efforts, these SoCal spots have retained their natural beauty and support thriving marine ecosystems. Here’s how you can enjoy these wild spaces and learn more about the efforts to preserve them. Malaga Cove ..read more
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Patagonia Finally Made a Natural Rubber Wetsuit That Works
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by Jenny Wiegand
2d ago
For those of us who try to spend our dollars on more environmentally-friendly gear, there is an uncomfortable truth that we don’t like admitting: Sometimes, these products don’t perform as well as their planet-killing counterparts. Now, that’s not always the case, but too often we’re faced with a choice between performance and sustainability, and unfortunately, that has long been the case for wetsuits. As a surfer, I’m happy to report that the days of compromise are finally over. Patagonia’s new and improved Regulator wetsuit successfully blends performance and sustainability. Patagonia, foun ..read more
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Our Favorite Five Maternity Activewear Brands
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by kklein
2d ago
For a while during my pregnancies, I got by with wearing regular running shorts and leggings with forgiving elastic waists and loose-fitting tops. But eventually, the bump took over, and I needed exercise pieces that would accommodate my growing belly and support the muscles and ligaments around it. Fortunately, we no longer have to buy oversized clothes or borrow ill-fitting pieces from our partners—now there’s no shortage of maternity workout gear made for pregnant women who continue to exercise as their bump grows. When I searched for supportive and comfortable maternity activewear, I foun ..read more
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Grizzly Bears Are Returning to North Cascades National Park
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by jstern
3d ago
It’s been nearly 30 years since the last time anyone spotted a grizzly bear in Washington State’s North Cascades National Park. Though grizzlies roamed the region’s forests for thousands of years, they were hunted to the brink of extinction in the lower 48 states throughout the 19th and 20th centuries by mostly white, European settlers. But grizzlies are about to make a comeback. In April, the National Park Service alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife revealed a dramatic new plan to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascades National Park. “Under the decision, grizzly be ..read more
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Get a Head Start on These Early Prime Day Deals
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by kklein
3d ago
Ok, we all know Prime Day isn’t a real holiday. We don’t get the day off of work, and no greeting cards are circulated to celebrate Saint Prime or Amazon’s contribution to America’s history. But damn it if we don’t all love a good deal, and Prime Day is a good chance to pick up some quality outdoor gear for a discount if you know what to look for. Prime Day is from July 16-17, and you need to be a member to benefit from most of the sales, but you can snag some sweet deals now before the real event. I’ve filtered through all the off-brand SUPs and questionably-made sun shirts and found ha ..read more
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If You Can Call into a Work Meeting, Are You Really in the Wilderness?
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by mskenazy
3d ago
Dear Sundog: Now that Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service is available all over the world, I’m having this nightmare. In it, I’m floating the Middle Fork of the Salmon—which runs through the largest designated wilderness in the lower 48. I tie up to shore, and just as I’m settling into the riverside warm springs, some hot-pot stranger whips out his phone and announces, “I gotta jump on a Zoom call.” Can we stop this hideous future before it’s too late? —Leave UnDeveloped Dirt In Tranquility Evermore Dear L.U.D.D.I.T.E.: I share your fears of a Musky future, in which The Henry Ford Of Our Ti ..read more
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6 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Digital Camera
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by Jenny Wiegand
3d ago
For the past 25 years I’ve spent way too much time thinking and talking about cameras, from the iPhone to high-end mirrorless models. As a tech nerd, I’ve dug deep into the minutia of various features, gone breathless debating differences between brands, and tried to get my hands on every model currently available to test. Over the course of my obsession, I’ve learned how to decipher the marketing lingo and differentiate between the hundreds of options. Here’s my advice for anyone shopping for a new camera system. Get Ready for a Long-Term Relationship Those of us who play outside know t ..read more
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