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David Parnell

David is either blogging, training for his next 100 miler or hanging with his family in central Oregon. His next adventure will be bringing the whole family to Chamonix France so he can run the UTMB 100.

The Manitou Incline | Colorado’s Stairway to Heaven

Perhaps one of the most popular hikes in the greater Colorado Springs region, the Manitou Incline is a heart-pounding trail at the base of Pikes Peak that is sure to be a challenge. Rising nearly 2000 feet over just under one mile of terrain the Manitou Incline is no walk in the park. But what …

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What is the average time it takes to run a marathon?

Running a marathon is no easy feat. Long held as the gold standard in distance running, completing a marathon is a must-do on most runner’s bucket list. But, if you’ve never run a marathon before, the idea of covering 26.2 miles in one go can be daunting, to say the least. Indeed, many people wonder …

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Hiking In The Rain | 27 Tips From An Outdoor Adventure Guide

For many people, the idea of hiking in the rain sounds just plain miserable. Why would anyone ever want to go outside and get soaking wet when they could stay inside and drink a cup of coffee and watch Netflix by a wood stove, instead? While we do have to admit that coffee, movies, and …

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The 9 Best Hikes Near Bend, Oregon

There’s nothing better than an outdoor adventure, especially in a place as amazing as Bend, Oregon. But, when you only have a limited amount of availability to enjoy the great outdoors, you don’t want to waste your precious time researching trails when you could be out hiking. With so many great hikes to choose from …

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Best Hiking Socks: 5 Top Picks and How To Choose

A good pair of hiking socks can be the difference between an uncomfortable blister-filled camping trip and a fantastic jaunt in the mountains. However, with so many different hiking socks on the market today, finding the right pair can be tricky, to say the least. That’s where we come in the picture. To help you …

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Which Sunscreen is Best for Trekking?

When we’re out and about in the mountains, we’re continuously exposed to the elements for days or weeks at a time. While many people prepare for the harshness of the cold, wind, and rain, many avid hikers forget that they also need to protect themselves from the sun when we’re in the backcountry. The answer? …

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CalTopo – Introduction To Backcountry Mapping and Navigation

  Back in the day, the good ol’ map and compass were the standard of navigation in the backcountry. While guidebooks and beta from friends were helpful in planning a trip, most people used to rely almost solely on a topographic map to get them from point A to point B – until now, that …

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Gifts For Travelers: Our 33 Top Picks

Finding the perfect gift is no easy feat. While some people are happy with anything, others aren’t so easy to impress. Choosing just the right gift for the traveler in your life can be an even bigger challenge, as our wanderlust-filled friends, family members, and significant others can be super picky about what they bring …

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