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Outdoor Recreation

Alpena a Haven for History Buffs and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Lisa Carpenter

History buffs seeking outdoor adventure will believe they've struck gold when visiting the city of Alpena on Michigan's east coast. Alpena is rich with both -- many times in the same activity or attraction.

7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

An A. T. Adventure - Or How I Remember It

Cathy Fink | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Cathy Fink

I swear I trained, but only the week before because running a ukulele festival and playing banjo and touring and performing folk music is not particularly good training for the A.T. A week before departure, I started training on a North Carolina mountain loop.

Fear and Loathing at 'The Denver Post': Leading Outdoors Columnist Dropped for No Good Reason

David Petersen | Posted 09.02.2015 | Denver
David Petersen

Recently, two editors at The Denver Post decided to ditch the paper's long-running and wildly popular "Outdoors" column... and by extension, to disappear an award-winning Post writer of some 20 years, Scott Willoughby.

Ten Ways Those Who Want to Give Your Land Away are Misleading You

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

It is hard to imagine that anyone would believe the fallacies peddled by the American Lands Council trying to convince politicians to give away our pu...

Do We Take the Beauty of the Open Road for Granted?

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The next time you take a road trip, remember to thank those who thought creatively about conservation and the connection between people and nature.

It Might Not Sound Sexy, But It's the Future of Our Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

These decisions are crucial to those who live in nearby communities, hunt and fish and camp on public lands, cherish and record the vast archeological resources hidden there, or make their living ranching or outfitting on public lands.

Public Lands On The Auction Block? Let's Skip That July 4th Sale

Ann Morgan | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

We should expect more of our elected and appointed officials; we should expect reasoned discussion and an appreciation of our access to our great American legacy of natural resource wealth.

9 Ideas That'll Convince You to Add a Fire Pit to Your Backyard

Hometalk | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

From easy DIYs to incredible backyard upgrades, keep the fun rolling well past dark with your own fire pit. You won't believe all the different types of fire pits there are to choose from, and just how easy it is to build one yourself!

Where Big Business Meets the BLM

Ellis Richard | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

Public lands, most of it federally managed lands in national parks, national forests and Bureau of Land Management landscapes generate millions of dollars a year. Some of that revenue comes from outdoor recreation gear sales, including all that outdoor fashion wear.

Confessions of an Aging Swing Kid

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Jeffrey Shaffer

I don't have a large backyard, but if I ever get one, I know exactly what outdoor feature will be on top of my 'want' list.

Eight Great Pieces of Gear to Take Kayaking

Robin Raskin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

As the founder and producer of the Sports and Fitness Tech Summit at CES each year, I feel the need to take the tools of the high-tech outdoor sport...

Trail Mixed: 5 Personalized Outdoor Munchies That Will Have You Laughing All the Way to the Summit

Eva Moon | Posted 09.28.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

Trail Recommendation: K.I.L.L.M.E.N.O.W. -- Kahlua, Ibuprofen, Laughing gas, LSD, M&Ms, Ecstasy, Nuts, Oxycodone, Weed. Dude, are we climbing the mountain or is the mountain climbing us? Woah!

Green Groups and Conservatives Agree: Legalize Eco-friendly Drone Hunting!

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
D.A. Barber

Finally, a common thread that groups on radically opposite sides of a variety of environmental issues can agree on. In fact, it's such a no-brainer th...

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

Protecting the Places We Climb

Phil Powers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Phil Powers

Outdoor recreation employs 6.1 million Americans, and the sector is growing about 5 percent annually. Conservation and access for recreation, including climbing, biking, hiking, and fishing make this economic impact possible.

Americans Spend HOW Much On Outdoor Recreation?

Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

From TakePart's Alison Fairbrother: Americans may have a reputation for being gas-guzzling, resource-burning city slickers, but new research sugges...

Our Business Is Fun: Interview With Randy Hendrickson, Founder of Horizon RV Resorts

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

Small business owner Randy Hendrickson, president and founder of Horizon RV Resorts, which offers a soup to nuts approach -- from feasibility studies to third-party management services -- to outdoor hospitality property owners and developers

Do Healthy Rivers Make a Stronger Economy? River Recreation, Part II

Zachary Podmore | Posted 12.12.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Recreation is one of the few uses of water that doesn't require pumping water out of our rivers. Instead, it encourages making our rivers as accessible, clean, and as naturally beautiful as possible.

Big Gore Canyon: Colorado River Recreation, Part I

Zachary Podmore | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

In the morning, we slide our kayaks into the Colorado River and paddle towards the rapids of Gore Canyon. The surface of river, slowly meandering its way through flat ranch lands near the town of Kremmling, is alive in the early light.

Death by Familiarity

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The more familiar you are, the more you think you know it and the less you pay attention to it. A group of skiers in Washington State over the weekend probably should have paid more attention. Three of them are dead.

'The Greatest Attack On Sportsmen In 100 Years'

AP | By CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 08.22.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A fledgling outdoorsmen's group released a broad agenda Wednesday aimed at giving conservation-minded sportsmen's groups a united voice befo...

Outdoor Industries: Feeling the Heat from Climate Change

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Outdoor pursuits will be among the first activities widely altered by climate change. And now, many of the $730 billion outdoor industry's largest companies are getting vocal about it.

Crystal Renn is Big on Beauty and Brains: Why This Positive Plus-Size Model is Poised to Change Fashion

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Gorgeous, opinionated and wise beyond her years, plus-size model Crystal Renn is shaking some sense into the fashion industry and showing everyone that bigger is indeed beautiful.

Obama's Green Team Learns from Americans about Conservation

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

As the Obama administration travels across the United States learning about local conservation successes, they will hear from local communities about the importance of growing our shared public lands and protecting our wild places.