April 2017

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Q&A: PCT Thru-Hiker Alexa McRoberts

By on April 28, 2017

Alexa McRoberts thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2013, and the Wonderland Trail in 2016. From her home in Boulder, CO, she spends most of her free time outdoors—mountain biking,…

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ROUNDUP: 5 Rain Shells to Keep You Dry

By on April 28, 2017

April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring June flowers. June showers bring … Okay, you get it. It rains a lot in Oregon. That’s why everything is so…

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Good Reads: The Pacific Crest Trail

By on April 26, 2017

Out in the great landscape of western America, the Pacific Crest Trail climbs and descends, rambles along, dives into canyons and forests, and crosses rugged mountains and arid deserts….

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Q&A with PCTA’s Mark Larabee, Part II

By on April 26, 2017

In part one of our conversation with Mark Larabee, editor of PCTA’s Pacific Crest Trail Communicator, he shared his early memories of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and how…

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ROUNDUP: 6 Traction Devices for Fast Footing

By on April 21, 2017

Spring may be in the air, but winter is still in the mountains. This past season, the West Coast experienced record snowfall. Some regions in California’s Sierras and Oregon’s…