Introducing the Scenic Long-Distance Trail You've Probably Never Heard Of
As a pretty active and well-read hiker, I am quite familiar with hiking’s classic long-haul and regional routes. Yet, somehow, only recently did I learn of a gorgeous 340-mile trail (building to an eventual length of 550+ miles) in my own state. It is California's Bay Area Ridge Trail, and you'll want to check out the photos.
A Cool Mother's Day Story: Climbin' Mamas Remind Us Why We Love Our Moms
Mother’s Day is Sunday, and to celebrate the occasion we at REI invite you to check out “Smith Rock Mamas,” a choice selection from REI’s Member Stories video collection. In it you’ll meet Aimee, an REI member from Bend, Ore., and a pair of her friends. All of them have young children, and all of them love to climb.