Outside Magazine, July 2017

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Tear across any trail, whatever your style

Have a perfect summer day in this beautiful North Carolina mountain town

A celebrated origami boat gets a crucial upgrade

Save a tree, ride an e-bike

A team of scientists are drilling into some of the world’s highest glaciers to learn about our planet’s past before the ice disappears forever

Living the dream has never been easy in the West's most beloved adventure hamlets, where homes are a fortune and good jobs are few. But the rise of online short-term rentals may be the tipping point that causes idyllic outposts like Crested Butte, Colorado, to lose their middle class altogether—and with it, their soul.

And three brothers from Kauai are leading the way

With advanced gadgets and connectivity, the backyard barbecue has entered the 21st century

Clever, goofy, charismatic, and fast, the two-time world champion may never win the Tour de France (he’s not a climber), but he just might be the star who saves bike racing

Despite the chronic doping scandals, the sport still has a lot to teach us about fitness

Elite competitors have long practiced meditation and mindfulness. But neuroscience shows that it’s the true believers who are finding that higher gear—through prayer.

Beta on four of the newest long trails

Take your pick from several mystery books set in the wild, best read by headlamp

Tried-and-true tools to make riding to work a lot more comfortable

Here are the experts who helped us name the country's most amazing places

The women at Wylder Goods had a big dream: to create the world's first online outdoor-gear retailer for women, bust into an industry overrun by bros, and save the planet. All in four not-so-easy steps.

Presenting the best burgs on the planet

Here are some innovative ideas towns and cities across the country have adopted to make the world a better place, one mile of singletrack at a time

In a sport plagued by career-ending injuries, somehow Walmsley hasn’t been hurt once during his phenomenal stretch of success


Dispatches

Ramble On: Inspired by iconic American long trails, a new generation of pioneers are creating paths for hikers and bikers the world over.

Rise of the Machines: With advanced gadgets and connectivity, the backyard barbecue has entered the 21st century.

Sunrise to Sunset: The North Shore's newest food fad was started by three brothers from Kauai.

Bodywork

The God Dimension: Athletes are turning to meditation and mindfulness for a performance boost, but neuroscience shows that it's the true believers who are finding that higher gear—through prayer.

Behind the Bike: Despite the chronic doping scandals, pro cycling has a lot to teach us about fitness.

Essentials

Know When to Fold 'Em: A celebrated origami boat gets a crucial upgrade.

Down and Dirty: Tear across and trail, whatever your style with these trail running shoes.

Destinations

Outside's Best Towns 2017

Big Ideas from the Best Towns in the U.S.A

Features

Did Airbnb Kill the Mountain Town?: Living the dream has never been easy in the West's most beloved adventure hamlets

Uphill. Downhill. I Like That: Clever, goofy, charismatic, and fast, two-time world champion Peter Sagan may never win the Tour de France (he's not a climber), but he just might be the star who saves bike racing.

Into the Wyld: The women of Wylder Goods had a big dream: to create the world's first outdoor-gear retailer for women, bust into an industry overrun by bros, and save the planet. All in four not-so-easy steps.

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