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Category Archives: Vermont

In a World of FKTs, I Prefer to Go Slow. Really Slow.

I’m not a fan of bragging, especially about so-called accomplishments in the outdoors. Smashing records, claiming titles, putting my name down in the books for posterity, all this strikes me as utterly ridiculous. Just this once, though, I feel compelled to toot the badass horn, trumpet the awesomeness of where I’ve been and what I’ve […]

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Long Trail: Everything Hikers Need to Know

From our partners at Backpacker Magazine. Whether you’re a dayhiker, thru-hiker, or a weekend warrior, you’ll fall in love with the Long Trail. Tracing the crest of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts border to Canada, the 272-mile route crosses from deep hardwood forest to alpine sedgeland and back. With dozens of entry points and […]

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A Legendary Hot Air Balloon Pilot Died After a Bizarre Crash. It Still Doesn‘t Make Sense.

It took a few minutes for passengers aboard the hot-air balloon to notice that their pilot had gone silent. Brian Boland was no longer pointing out ridgelines rising above recently mowed fields in the Connecticut River Valley, or the land curvatures where geologists believe Africa was once connected to the North American continent. Instead, he […]

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