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adidas TERREX: Saving the World One Shoe at a Time

In Featured, Gear, Hiking by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

All this talk about climate change and pollution can be overwhelming. Hearing about shrinking icebergs and the poor polar bears, unpredictable weather threatening skiing (among other slightly less important things like wildfires or floods), contamination of land and water, and the fact that our government doesn’t recognize that it exists, all makes me want to curl up in a ball …

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Penn State Outing Club Shut Down, but the Fight is Far from Over

In Camping, Club Features, Editorial, Featured, Hiking, News by ZoeGates1 Comment

On April 10th, the Pennsylvania State Outing Club (PSOC) announced that it would cease to organize student-led trips for the student body in an official disbanding imposed by University administration. The decision, enforced by Campus Recreation, the Office of Student Activities, and the Office of Risk Management, came as a shock to PSOC members and leaders. The story has made …

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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

In Featured, Hiking, News, Water, Winter by JaneBozsikLeave a Comment

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 …