I started mountain biking for one of the more common reasons that people start anything that’s new, unfamiliar, and kind of scary: to impress a boy. It was springtime, and I was 24 with a new boyfriend who talked about mountain biking the way that I talk about New Jersey pizza. That is to say, …

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Fuel your outdoor adventures with delicious recipes and simple ideas for camp cooking: Make Meals in Advance Make casseroles, soups, stews, and other one-pot meals — and freeze them in waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags. Bake and freeze muffins and cookies, too. When it’s time to load up for the trip, pack your frozen foods strategically …

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Okay, so if you’re like me, you’re in a slight panic about a few people on your gift-list who are hard to buy for. They are practical, wonderful, and they have everything, right?? Well, it might be time to throw in the towel and do something more creative. But, BUT, if you want one last-ditch …

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It’s been a few years since Coalition Snow burst onto the scene as the first female-founded company designing skis and boards (that don’t suck) for women. Since then they’ve continued to shake up the perception of women in the outdoors, trading in the traditional sexy-but-fragile-snow-bunny trope for the smart, athletic, and diverse in age, shape, …

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Clear your plans because She Ventures is hitting the road this fall with stops in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and New York. They’re bringing together a tribe of female-founders, athletes, artists, activists, and changemakers in the outdoor and adventure worlds for an evening of interesting, challenging, inspiring TED-style talks. The line-up of speakers includes Jenny Brusso, founder of …

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From mountains to cities, this Kind Apparel dress has you covered As women who work and play in wilds but still live in cities, if not only when we must, we need clothes that can keep up with our adventures and dance between those two worlds. The Andraste dress from Kind Apparel does just that. …

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Stories for the young adventuress and aunties who love to read aloud. by Alison L. McConnell [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]nce upon a time in a dry, hot corner of California lived a girl named Louise who really loved trees. California has some pretty special trees, you see, and Louise had been visiting them with her family since …

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There’s nothing fiercer than clambering up a steep scramble while rocking a skirt. Women can really rock it in the outdoors (Misadventures itself is proof enough of that). But the outdoor industry has always, perhaps unintentionally, turned a blind eye to the technical needs of women venturing outside. Growing up, we’ve all envied that purple …

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Is this real life?, I asked, arriving at the 2017 Women’s Outdoor Summit for Empowerment. Sunlight streamed in through floor-length glass windows, the Golden Gate radiant in the background, without a hint of fog in sight. Unzipped Patagonia puffies lay strewn about on this perfect San Francisco summer day. Teresa Baker, founder of African American …

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