As we are getting close to Valentine’s Day, my thoughts are naturally turning to romance — that includes the thrill of adventure and the feeling of sharing those experiences with someone special. I believe there are parallels between adventure and romantic pursuits; in fact, many women have met their life partners while engaged in adventurous …

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It had been snowing all day and now it was dark, the air thick with falling flakes. The world was muffled and soft in the way it only is when it snows, and after dinner my dad started getting our coats and snow pants and boots on. We were little and an adventure outside in …

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I woke up to my border collie stretched out on top of me. Her paws batted my shoulders and her deep brown eyes stared impatiently. The trails sat in the early morning light waiting for us. There was no time to waste. As I stumbled out of the house, tying my sneakers, Jett could barely …

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Dear America, The day finally came. It was a day I had been anticipating for so long. Pedaling through your towns and cities, over your mountains and prairies, through wind and rain and under the sun, had been my life. For two and a half months, it was you, me, and my bike. I decided to …

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Let’s be honest. On November 8th the country made a decision that put everything we hold dear under attack. On January 21st, millions of women worldwide stood up and howled their dissent. That was day 1. But we need to show up for days 2-1,460. This is why outdoor women need to lead the charge …

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On Saturday, January 21, along with over two and a half million other people across the world, I participated in the Women’s March. I marched in my home city of Charlotte, North Carolina. I was encouraged to see a diverse group: different ages, races, ethnicities, genders were represented in the crowd of over 10,000. I …

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When I visited my friend Kara and her husband Tim a year ago in Bend, Oregon, their tiny house plan was in its conceptual phase. Kara had sketched up some rough plans, but like my husband Spanky and me, Tim and Kara’s plans were always fluid. Yes, we knew they were doers, but they were …

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