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Shoulder the Cold Giveaway! $3600+ in Prizes

We have partnered with eight incredible brands to give you first-class gear for or all your shoulder season backpacking. Two will win over $3600 in prizes!

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Meet a Trailblazer: Kari Dane Matlock

Meet Trailblazer Kari Dane Matlock, also known as The Art of Motion, in this full-length interview.

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The Best Gear Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale 2019

We got a sneak peak at the numbers and products about to hit the discount shelves — here are the best gear deals at the REI Labor Day Sale this year.

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Adventure State of Mind Giveaway! $900+ in Prizes

We have partnered with five incredible brands to give you first-class gear for an adventure-filled summer. Win over $800 in prizes. Two winners!

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The Great Campout Giveaway! $2500+ in Prizes

We have partnered with eleven incredible brands to give you first-class gear for a camp-filled summer. Win over $2500 in prizes. Two winners!

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The Top 8 Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park

Spanning 1,200 square miles, Yosemite National Park is packed with famous landmarks and breathtaking views. Here are the top hikes in Yosemite National Park.

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The Pace of Nature Giveaway! $1800+ in Prizes

We have partnered with ten incredible brands to give you first-class gear for a backpacking-filled summer. Win over $1800 in prizes. Two winners!

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REI Anniversary Sale 2019: Hand-Picked Deals For Your Hike

The REI Anniversary Sale is always legendary. There’s a huge range of premium outdoor gear from 25-50% off. Here are hand-picked discounts for your hike!

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New and Noteworthy Gear: 10 Items to Spring into the Backcountry

The gear you haven’t heard of, and need, to prepare for a backpacking-filled summer. See our curated picks by gear-nut Jon Rosenberg.

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Ripstop by the Roll: Who They Are, What They Do, And What You Can Make

Ripstop by the Roll started as a hammock company in a spare bedroom. It has since cornered the DIY gear market with custom fabrics. Get the full story here.

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