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The U.S. Forest Service Needs You!

Applications must be received by January 20, 2017.

Posted on:Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

The U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council.  The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council provides recommendations to the Forest Service on the long-term management of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (the “PNT”). The PNT is  a 1,200-mile route from the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean in Montana, Idaho, and …

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5 Questions for Adventurous Women: Merri Morrall

Posted on:Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 @ 10:37 pm

Adventurous women skydive

Cindy Pope is on a mission to learn what makes adventurous women tick. To find the answer, she’s asking five questions. Merri Morrall Merri and her husband, Mark, create video guides to paddling rivers and creeks; many posted on YouTube. They have a Facebook page documenting the progress of their FJ Cruiser 4×4 build. Merri …

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Casting Call: CNBC’s Adventure Capitalists Wants You!

Posted on:Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 10:51 pm

CNBC is casting the second season of it’s investment reality show, Adventure Capitalists.  The program is looking for people who have created something useful and unique for the outdoors and who are willing to showcase that something on TV. If chosen for the show, you would pitch your product to three investors and could possibly walk away with an investment …

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Come Rocks or High Water

Posted on:Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

By Cindy Pope I’m pretty sure that swimming this set of rapids is outside my comfort zone. Jamee and a couple of other gals disappear over the horizon line.  What were we running, a waterfall?  Angela is sitting in the pool at the top and I drop in to get a better look. Darn it, …

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Win Your Own Torque Slingshot!

Posted on:Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

Who hasn’t built a slingshot and picked off a row of soda cans or overripe tomatoes? It’s one of the simple pleasures of being a kid — or so you thought! To honor adventurous women and support breast cancer research, Simple Shot Shooting Sports has created a Pink Torque slingshot and is offering a free one to …

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Traveling Bean Dip

Posted on:Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 10:45 pm

This is a delicious crowd pleaser and travels well wether your hiking or tailgating. We like it as a dip but the vegetarians in the LoAW test kitchen omitted the bacon and used it in some awesome tacos.     Traveling Bean Dip 1 15-oz. can  black beans, well drained 1 cup frozen sweet onion coarsely …

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Tomboy to Adventurous Woman

Posted on:Friday, August 19th, 2016 @ 3:07 pm

Diane Sillan Isaacs photographer FEATURE

Recently I came across a famiy portrait with a 7-year Diane smiling at the camera sporting a big black shiner. While this was commonplace with my tomboy spirit in play, I used to feel like I was in a league of my own — only to occasionally cross paths with other girls that truly seeked adventures like me.  That was true until I was invited into The League …

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Great Beach Adventure! Lost and Found: A John Muir Trail Thru-hike

Posted on:Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 @ 9:08 pm

Author Michelle Brownie Pugh

Our own Michelle “Brownie” Pugh has just released her second hiking book. This month, relax on the beach with a copy of “Lost and Found” while Michelle takes you on a 211-mile trek along California’s John Muir Trail. Backpacking the John Muir Trail was exactly what the doctor ordered when Michelle found herself ready for a new adventure. …

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5 Questions for Adventurous Women: Valerie Hein Hamstra

Posted on:Thursday, August 4th, 2016 @ 9:06 pm

Valerie and friend take to the river

Cindy Pope is on a mission to learn what makes adventurous women tick. To find the answer, she’s asking five questions. Valerie Hein Hamstra Born and raised in southern Wisconsin, Valerie is a Midwesterner to the core. She finds motivation, inspiration and solitude in the outdoors and can often be found hiking, paddling or biking …

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5 Questions for Adventurous Woman Angela Como

Posted on:Thursday, July 28th, 2016 @ 5:00 am

Angela kayaking whitewater

Cindy Pope is on a mission to learn what makes adventurous women tick. To find the answer, she’s asking adventurous women 5 questions. Angela Como: 21 year-old student, world traveler, kayak instructor and river rat. When did you first realize you were an adventurous woman? My family camped in northern Wisconsin every single summer of …

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