The Return of Beta Mountain-Bike Reviews

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This article was first published by BETA MTB. To get more of their premium content along with your Outside subscription, join Outside+. It’s been a tumultuous year for bike businesses, to say the least. After an unprecedented boom, the industry now finds itself in the mid...

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How to Nail Your Next Adventure

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How to Nail Your Next Adventure
We all drool over the epic adventure photos on the internet, from stunning camp portraits to grip-and-grins with pike on the Rio Grande to panoramas over craggy peaks at sunrise. What we don’t see is that those photos are the end result of hours—or even days and weeks—spent preparing to make it happ...

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The Outdoor Inspirations of Thomas Rhett’s New Album

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The Outdoor Inspirations of Thomas Rhett’s New Album
Country music megastar Thomas Rhett grew up hiking, hunting, and fishing, but the schedule of a touring musician doesn’t allow much time for outdoor adventure. In 2019, his Very Hot Summer Tour had him playing nearly 50 shows in five and a half months. “Looking back, I was overcommitted in every are...

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A Friendly Reminder: Wild Animals Will Still Mess You Up

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A Friendly Reminder: Wild Animals Will Still Mess You Up
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Grizzly bears can top 1,000 pounds and stand nearly 10 feet tall; with four-inch claws and a predator’s canines, they’re equipped to take down prey and defen...

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The Ghost Trail Hunters of Mount Desert Island

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The Ghost Trail Hunters of Mount Desert Island
On a cloudless spring day in mid-May, I pulled into an overlook of no particular significance off the loop road that runs through Maine’s Acadia National Park. An informational placard provided tourists with a boilerplate account of a 1947 wildfire that tore through half the park, but the site’s chi...

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National Parks Are Embracing Indigenous Astronomy

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National Parks Are Embracing Indigenous Astronomy
Spotting Orion or Ursa Major is a highlight of any camping trip, but Greek constellations aren’t the only stories scattered among the stars. For millennia, Native Americans have used the cosmos for everything from weather prediction to navigation. Only in the past few decades, though, has Indigenous...

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Navigating the World with a Terrible Sense of Direction

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Navigating the World with a Terrible Sense of Direction
We were an hour from the ranch, in the nearly 22,000-acre Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Montana’s Blackfoot Valley, when I realized my horse and I were lost. I spun in the saddle. The leather creaked as I eyed the trees around us, none of them distinct from the others. My first thought was of the ...

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We Mapped the West 200 Years Ago, and We’re Still Living with the Mistakes

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We Mapped the West 200 Years Ago, and We’re Still Living with the Mistakes
In 1785, President Thomas Jefferson embarked on a mind-boggling endeavor: to map the entire western U.S. With no advanced technology available, teams of surveyors fanned out across the country with 66-foot-long chains—80 chains made a mile—to create square-mile sections. The surveyors marked the cor...

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My Kids Navigated Our Road Trip—It Was an Adventure

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My Kids Navigated Our Road Trip—It Was an Adventure
The graffiti on the bridge in front of us is colorful but not exactly the cultural experience I was hoping to give my kids. We’ve been cruising the streets on the edge of Macon, Georgia, looking for a collection of Native American mounds, but so far all we’ve found is liquor stores and some randy me...

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Why We Learn the Indigenous Names of the Outdoor Spaces We Love

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Why We Learn the Indigenous Names of the Outdoor Spaces We Love
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Indigenous Women Outdoors is a nonprofit organization based in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor of British Columbia. They offer outdoor programming for Indigenous women and...

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Transforming our attitudes about occupational cancer risk reduction Researchers argue that if leaders want meaningful change, they must convince members that “everyone else is doing it, too”

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www.firechief.com/fire-prod… Esteemed fire chief and attorney Curt Varone has underscored in many of his articles a critical point for all fire service leaders: You can’t expect a transactional solution to solve a transformational problem. Varone makes this point when talking about wh...

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