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Wonderland Trail


As a professional trail runner, when a pandemic means you can no longer travel or race...what do you do? Stick to your backyard - 94 miles, 24k feet of climbing, and a target completion time of under 19 hours. Can it be done?

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Cold War in the Himalayas


Rumors persisted for years. The rumors turned out to be true. The CIA tried to have climbers plant a nuke-powered antenna in the Himalayas

Slacklining in mountains


There's still time to enjoy this year's virtual Backcountry Film Festival (streaming through March 13th), a celebration of human-powered snow sports. Snag your "ticket" and start streaming stoke right away. Bonus, this event raises funds for Discover Your Forest, helping kids grow a connection to nature.

Love hate running


I hate running.

Learn how to build a rope swing from a Professional Tree Climber.

Submit a photo to the Moving Mountains Photo Contest.

6 ways to get outside with BIPOC immigrant parents.


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