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OutThere Colorado: Leave No Trace this Winter with These Best Practices

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By Meg Atteberry, OutThere Colorado Just because the ground is covered doesn’t mean you can throw Leave No Trace out the window. Mountain ecosystems work overtime to survive in harsh winter weather. Keep your outdoor space pristine this winter with some Leave No Trace know-how. Travel Lightly and Check Your Coordinates Often Winter conditions typically lead to off-trail travel. The …

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Post-Grad Adventures of Indigo Catton on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Have you ever made a crazy, outdoors-related bucket list for yourself? Ever considered actually completing it? The colorful Indigo Catton, University of Pennsylvania grad and Penn Outdoors Club (UPOC) President 2016-2017, is doing just that. Two years ago, I met Indigo on my first Outdoors Club trip. She organized a Sunday morning hike that left campus at 3am to go …

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Climate Change: Effects on our Outdoor Livelihood

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The sun is beating down on all of us excited tourists as we deboard the alpine train. An idyllic scene greets us; layers of tall pines and alpine flowers line the surrounding mountains. Ahead, a thunderous river grinds through the valley floor on the left, while adjacently an even gravel path gently snakes into the distance. The path leads to Morteratsch …

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How to literally major in mountains

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It’s that time of year again. We’re beating the same familiar paths back to the biology building, moving into new apartments or dorms and realizing we remembered to bring the decorative pillows but forgot the kitchen knives, and running into close friends and awkward acquaintances. Sometimes it can be hard to get back to classes after a summer of adventuring …