Transcending Happenstance: The True Tale of Myra Klettke

Not now, I’m falling, not now, find pedals, never this, weird, handlebars, stop, the group, there’s sky…

Moments after the hit. (Myra Klettke Collection)

In an instant, Myra Klettke smacks the pavement hard, flesh red and bleeding among random pebbles … Continue reading

10 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Hours of Physical Exertion in 10 Years

December 2, 2006, marks the day I joined The President’s Challenge, a free physical activities site administered by the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Although posting my daily progress there, I only happened upon the fact that my … Continue reading

6 Weapons for the Wimpy: Soreness Recovery Post Competition

So you’re no polar bear? Say goodbye to aches and pains including the dread from stepping into, then sitting upon an ice-covered stream or ice-bath. Instead yell hello to the warmth, relief and comfort provided by these weapons for the … Continue reading

Getting Back on Track: Lyme Disease Recovery

It was a typical fall morning in 2011 when, on the last steep hill of my daily hike, I felt like I couldn’t possibly take another step without passing out. The sudden and intense onset of extreme exhaustion made me … Continue reading

Share Your Adventures Using #FirstDayHikes

Kick-start your New Year’s resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you! All 50 states are participating in the fourth annual national event that invites families to celebrate the New Year … Continue reading

The Foraged Feast

Knowing what to eat in a survival situation is a great skill to have, but there’s more to eating wild food than the need to stay alive. Foraging is a great way to ramp up your encounter with nature and … Continue reading

Staying Sun-AWARE This Winter

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Founded in 1999, the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) is dedicated to educating the public about sun-safe behavior and the importance of melanoma prevention and early detection. The New England States have a higher rate of new melanoma diagnoses Continue reading

National Wildlife Federation Annouces Three-Year Goal to Get 10 Million Kids Outdoors

To combat today’s “indoor childhood” trend, National Wildlife Federation has a new goal to move 10 million kids from their indoor habitat back into the outdoors, at home, school, and parks, anywhere there is green space.   A generation ago, … Continue reading

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa Offers Steamy Après-Ski Experience

, the historic high desert resort located in the middle of O’Keeffe Country, is one of Northern New Mexico’s most desirable après-ski destinations. New Mexico’s ski resorts received some of the best snow in the United States last year, so … Continue reading

Eat Heat! The New “Thermal Energy Bar”

This all-natural energy bar packed with warming spices will stoke your fire when all other forms of warmth have left for the coast. It was 42 degrees on the trails one May morning; the breeze belied the fact summer officially … Continue reading

Cowboys Snowshoe Wyoming’s Snowy Range Dion USSSA Qualifier

Inaugural Snowy Range Snowshoe Races in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest hit the mark. With their 9,000 feet elevations and some 3-million acres (including the Thunder Basin National Grasslands), plenty of space is open for a championship caliber race. Alec … Continue reading

How to be Prepared for Tick Season

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Summer is the time for hiking, gardening, picnicking, and simply enjoying the great outdoors. It is also prime tick season—which means increased exposure to the serious infectious diseases they carry. “According to the New York Department of Health, ticks are most active late spring through mid-August,” says Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY, t...