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1% for the Planet


By: Bart Beck Maybe it was while you unwrapped some food or perhaps when you bought your last jacket. Whichever it was, if you’re...
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Product Review: Patagonia Baggies Shorts


By: Levi Opsatnic With summer fully upon us, I’d say that it’s finally time to talk about my favorite shorts out there: Patagonia’s Baggies...
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Appalachian Outdoors Events


JUNE EVENTS First Friday Friday, June 2, 5 PM – 9 PM This month First Friday coincides with the first day of Happy Valley...
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Product Review: Men’s Long-Sleeved Capilene Daily T-Shirt


By: Levi Opsatnic Whenever it comes to springtime weather, if there’s one thing that you can count on, it’s unpredictability. Mornings in the low...
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PA WILDS Yost Run Loop: Day Hiking Along the Chuck Keiper Trail


Yost Run Falls The Yost Run section of the Chuck Keiper Trail in Sproul State forest is an unforgettable trail for moderate to well-experienced...
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PA WILDS Exploring Russell P. Letterman Wild Area:Off Trail near the Chuck Keiper Trail


Dennison Fork “The objective of wild areas is to set aside certain areas of land where development or disturbance of permanent nature will be...
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Product Review: Patagonia’s Down Snap-T


By: Levi Opsatnic In most cases, I like the age old adage of: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, when I found...
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Product Review: Mountain Hardwear’s Monkey Wo/man


By: Bart Beck When the seasonal cold starts to set in and you head to the closet, there’s nothing like reaching in and finding...
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Tapps’ Tips: Introducing the Cantuckee Kid


By: Bart Beck If you find him on the street and ask him what he does, he’ll tell you: “whatever I want to… I’m...
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The Adventures of Betty and Theo in Reeds Gap State Park


By: Lisa Jordan There isn’t a season that I love more than fall: the bright colors of the changing leaves, the warm days, brisk...
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Black Moshannon Bog

The late fall day was unseasonably warm as we headed up Steel Hollow …destination “Black Mo”.  Surrounded by 43,000 acres of forest there are...
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A Fall Hike at the Indian Steps Trail

By: Levi Opsatnic After a long, hot, and dry summer, I’d say that our recently cooler temps and erratic weather comes as quite a...
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A Hike Through Shingletown Gap

By: Levi Opsatnic Living in State College literally affords a ton of hiking and other outdoor recreation options. Whether you’re trail runner, hiker, backpacker,...
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FREE U – EXPLORING ISLE ROYALE

Wednesday, September 28th 7PM – 8PM Join Mark Schreiner as he discovers the secrets of the uninhabited Isle Royale, in northern Lake Superior: How...
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Exploring the Unknown

 By: Bart Beck As the world becomes ever more globalized, it seems as though it becomes increasingly smaller, as well. At one point, it...
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Five End of Season Specials

By: Levi Opsatnic If you haven’t browsed our website or been into our shop lately, you may not know that we’ve marked quite a...