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Denali

There’s No Such Thing As a Perfect Hike

We all have great expectations when we set out on a hike. We go in with preconceived notions and come out disappointed when they aren’t met. But I’ve noticed a strange trend in my hiking life: Some hikes have a way of becoming retroactively better than I had ever hoped. Read More...
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6 New Trails You Need to Run

Tired of running the same old trails? Start a list of destination trail-running locales—including newly built trails around the country and classic favorites—that you’ll visit one day, sooner or later. Read More...

Putting the Colorado Trail on the Map

In 1990, Jerry Brown became the first person to bikepack the Colorado Trail. Ten years later, he returned on his bike to survey the trail and make the map that everyone—hikers and equestrians, too—uses on the trail today. Read More...

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REI Presents: Women in Fire

Smoke jumpers. Rappel crew. Firefighters. Meet the women who are protecting our forests, and learn how REI is partnering with the National Forest Foundation to make our forests better. Read More...

REI Presents: How to Run 100 Miles

How to Run 100 Miles follows two normal guys as they train for and run their first ultramarathon,100-mile race. Running isn't something that comes naturally to them or to most of us, but at least they have each other. Youʼll laugh, you'll cheer and you'll probably get a lump in your throat. Read More...