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The Sunday Morning Chillax: Family Backpacking Trip in Ansel Adams Wilderness

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In September of 2012, we brought home a fresh-out-of-the-ovenbaby girl. In the months since, I've really caught up on my television in the funkiest hours of the day. You wouldn't believe how many cooking shows there are. But one show's been a pleasant surprise, and not just because it's about the outdoors. Motion is the kind of program that you'll find on weekend mornings where host Greg Aiello takes some friends into the wilderness somewhere . . .

This Is How I Take a Shower In Camp

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Heading back to camp in the remote Utah desert south of Canyonlands after a long, hot, dusty day that included aimless hiking and scrambling around centuries old Pueblo ruins, one of my adventure mates sighed and goes, "I could use a beer and a shower. The beer we have." But, you see, we were out in Beef Basin and not coming back to Moab for another three days. The shower and his special one-of-a-kind stink was going to have to wait — or so he believed.

Climbing 35 Pitches on Your 35th Birthday

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This narrative from Arc'teryx follows a climber as he sets out to climb 35 pitches in a day (which ain't easy) on his 35th birthday, and reflects on all the things that make his life a beautiful one. And they're not all related to climbing, but universal: friends, family, hanging out with little kids, enjoying the company of a pretty woman, driving a dirt road, cooking camp coffee, swimming in a lake . . .

Infographic: Cool Facts About the Moon

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Photo by NASA

It's no wonder:while bike riding with my daughter one evening at dusk that she hollered at me, "Look at the moon!" It's fascinated humans since the dawn of it all, evidenced in thousands of things from ancient literature to the calendar that conducts our modern lives. It's up there every day . . .

Cool Find: Camelbak Bite Valve Replacements

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To the blissfully ignorant non-parent, replacement bite valves for Camelbak bottles and reservoirs aren't worth the pixels to talk about. Why would they ever need to be replaced? But to you, me, and other parents the story is way different. Go ahead, raise your hand if your greasy, precious spawn haven't chewed right through a bite valve . . .

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