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The 5 Best Hiking Trails in Northern Illinois to Try This Year

If you’re looking to follow trails made up of more than just gravel—we’ve got you covered. From Racine, WI to Lemont, IL, we’ve rounded up some of the best hiking spots for adventurers who like to take the road less traveled. Check out our picks below, and we’ll see you out on the trail! Waterfall […]

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Why You Should Run the Rock/Creek River Gorge Race

As Spring approaches, so does one of Chattanooga’s most beloved mid-distance trail races, the Rock/Creek River Gorge Race. This 10.2-mile tour of Prentice Cooper State Forest is the perfect way to kick off your trail running season, and the race draws new and veteran runners year after year. While anyone who’s participated could list dozens […]

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The National Park Service Announces ‘Entrance Fee-Free’ Days for 2019

Mark your calendars! The National Park Service just announced five ‘entrance fee-free’ days in 2019. There are 418 national parks in the United States, and while admission is free at some of them, most regularly charge an entrance fee of up to $35. Plan your trip to a participating park on any of these five […]

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“I quit.”

What am I doing here? What’s the point in this? Yea, but you have to keep going…you have someone’s spot, and they would keep going… That sounds real noble…but this is stupid… Bro, you only have 50 miles to go once you reach the turn-around…and you get to spend time with your buddy Bailey…you haven’t seen […]

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Rock/Creek Atlanta Store Opens

Press Release for Rock/Creek Atlanta ROCK/CREEK OPENS NEW STORE IN ATLANTA Customers are invited to join the Opening Day Celebration on Dec. 22nd.  ATLANTA, GA – DEC. 17, 2018– Rock/Creek, a leading Southeastern specialty outdoor retailer, is excited to announce the opening of its newest store at The Battery Atlanta. Located near SunTrust Park, this […]

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Warm Winter Camping Recipes

If you’ve ever sat around a campsite on a winter night and slurped ramen noodles, well, you know how disappointing that is. A well-planned hot meal can make all the difference at the end of a long day outside, and will send you off to your sleeping bag feeling full and satisfied.  The next time […]

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25 Reasons to Run the Rabid Raccoon 25K

The Rabid Raccoon is back on January 19, 2019. Here’s why you should be there. Register here.  1. Start the New Year off with a bang. Signing up for a race will ensure that you keep your New Year’s Resolutions for at least the first 19 days of 2019.  2. Running in the cold is fun… […]

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The Best of Our Holiday Sale

This season, our Cheers to You Holiday Sale is offering up to 30% savings on awesome styles from 12 of our top brands. (Woohoo!) With so much greatness to choose from, we decided to create a little “cheat sheet” featuring some of our very favorite things from the sale. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for […]

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Run Report: Art Loeb Trail

In hindsight I’m not 100 percent sure how we landed on the decision to thru run the Art Loeb Trail, but suffice it to say that the idea took shape and came to fruition quickly. Old Mr. Loeb never even had time to settle himself quietly at the bottom of mine and Niki’s ever-growing list […]

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The 7 Spookiest Hikes in the Southeast

Gather ’round the campfire for seven tales of ghostly sounds and spectral sightings deep in the woods and mountains of the Southeast. We’ve rounded up some of the most haunted hikes nearby to get you in the Halloween spirit.  1. Violet Lantern Tour, Mammoth Cave National Park As the world’s longest known cave system, it’s […]

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13 Books to Read in the Woods

Whether you’re swinging in a hammock or enjoying an evening around the campfire, there’s nothing quite like having the perfect book to read. From daring true stories to humorous accounts of misadventure, books have special a way of making you feel inspired and connected to the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorites to […]

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What the Heck is Traceable Down?

A good number of outdoor brands care an awful lot about the environment. After all, if you want people to go outdoors, you should want to take care of the outdoors, too. I was having a discussion with a customer in our Evanston, IL store one day when I mentioned the term “traceable down” while […]

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