The mile-long trail around Quincy Bog in Rumney, New Hampshire includes wooden planks allowing visitors to walk over water. Photo by Marty Basch.

Bitten and Smitten by Bogs

Wet and spongy bogs are the little feeder ski hills of hiking. They’re an easy entryway into the world of trekking for the young while also forgiving footpaths for those who’ve tallied a lifetime of miles. Teaming with plants and wildlife, bogs are, simply put,… More »

The Kids Adventure Games began five years ago in Vail, Colorado.

Kids Rule These Adventure Games

All Summer Sanders could do was watch her beloved tiny team of two from the sidelines as they navigated the obstacle course at Snowbird in the Wasatch Range outside Salt Lake City. Along the way the team meandered through a menu of mountain sports activities.… More »

Copenhagen topped the list. Image courtesy of Copenhagenize Design Co.

The World’s Best Cities for Bikes

What’s the world’s best city for bicyclists? Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen. That’s according to the urban design consulting firm Copenhagenize Design Co., based in Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam and Zurich. The multinational company releases its Copenhagenize Index every two years to rank the most bike-friendly cities… More »

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Review: Hi-Tec Altitude Lite Hiking Boot

Durability, value, and waterproofing make the Hi-Tec Altitude Lite an upstanding hiking boot at a fair price. Though the boot is suited for day hikes and perhaps for carrying loads as heavy as 50-60 pounds, it seems best-suited for the recreational hiker looking to amp… More »