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Bears Ears

VISIT WITH RESPECT | By Friends of Cedar Mesa

In Bears Ears National Monument, evidence of those who once inhabited the vast canyons and mesa-tops is everywhere: there are more than 100,000 documented cultural sites within the national monument’s boundaries, making the region one of the most extensive archeological areas on earth. Petroglyphs, pottery sherds, ancestral cliff dwellings and structures remind visitors of not …

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Packing Gear

AN OUTDOORS FOR ALL: CELEBRATING 5 YEARS WITH SLIM PICKINS OUTFITTERS | by Katie Johnson

From two small towns in northwest Texas, Heather and Jahmicah Dawes both grew up with different, but important experiences in the outdoors. Heather is from a town of 700 people, and while her outdoor experience might not seem conventional, it played a critical role in her upbringing. Whether it was tending to the family garden, …

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Hiking

Growing Outside: HOW OVER 50 OUTSIDE HAS HELPED SHAWN DRENNAN BUILD CONFIDENCE OUTDOORS | By Shawn Drennan

My name is Shawn Drennan, and I am a proud member of the Over 50 Outside group participating in the 52 Hike Challenge. I currently live in Seattle, WA, and enjoy spending time outdoors, watching live music and visiting my daughter’s family. I grew up as an Air Force brat moving all about the country, …

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Backpacking

KEN & KENDRA ADVENTURES: FOLLOWING IN MY FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS | By Kendra Slagter

I think I was bound to be the exact replica of my father once I grew up. I mean, it seemed inevitable. I was named after him, after all. When I was a kid, I was convinced I had the coolest dad. I used to brag to my friends that my dad drove firetrucks and …

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Backcountry Skiing

MAKE YOUR LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE: TIPS FOR WINTER RECREATION | By Brett Davis

As humans we know the change is going to happen. It does every year. It is a constant of nature. If you are like me, however, the change can still take you by surprise. The transitions from winter to spring, spring into summer and even summer into fall seem to be gradual and unnoticeable. The …

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Mount Hood

VOLCANOS AND THE MUFFIN BUS | By Madison Rose Ostergren

Over the last year, while smiles were hidden, hugs were restricted, and gatherings were limited, a common phrase that came up in conversations with friends was “I can’t wait for things to go back to normal.” As we slowly have transitioned back to our habitual activities and day-to-day pursuits, it has become more and more …

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