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Appalachian Outdoors Teams Up with Backpacker Get Out More TV


We are proud to be featured in BACKPACKER’s Get Out More TV series, and whether you’re a veteran in using trekking poles or just...
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Appalachian Outdoors & The North Face Thank All Healthcare + First Responder Workers


As all of us continue to work through navigating these unprecedented times, we need to show our support for the healthcare workers and first...
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Appalachian Outdoors Events


Upcoming Events We apologize to say, but due to Covid-19, all of our future events will be canceled for the time being. As we...
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Killington Resort


While most of us are gearing up for the approaching holiday season, there are those of us who tend to gloss over that joy...
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Meet the Musser Gap Trail


Intro: There are plenty of ways to explore the most recent addition to the Rothrock State Forest.   HIKE: Musser Gap Trailhead to Lion’s...
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Spring Expo 2019


With the first wave of warm temperatures sweeping across our state and the beginning of the spring season getting underway, it means one thing...
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Black Forest Backpacking Trail, Slate Run, PA


By: Keenan Falls Red, green, and yellow dot the hillside, but where are the familiar or foreign structural fortresses that modern life has come...
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Get to Know a Vendor: Oboz Footwear


By: Levi Opsatnic   As we approach another shift of the seasons, most of us have two things on our mind: colorful leaves and...
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Rothrock S.F. & the Mid State Trail


By: Bart Beck Pennsylvania’s Mid State Trail is currently over 500km long and cuts from Maryland to New York through the middle portion of...
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Upcoming Events


September 23rd Salomon Demo Run @ Mt. Nittany Share the Facebook Event: Salomon Demo Run September 30th Rothrock Fest @ Tussey all day October...
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Rothrock’s State Parks

By: Bart Beck One of Rothrock‘s greatest and most popular assets are its state parks. Within the borders of the 96,975 acre State Forest...
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Rothrock State Forest: an Overview

By: Bart Beck   When many people think of State College, they think Penn State University, bar hopping, and college football. Often, less thought...
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Four Beaches near State College

By: Levi Opsatnic It wasn’t long ago that we discussed a list of beach games for the summer season, but like we said in...
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Five Fun Games for Summer Vacations

By: Levi Opsatnic With the start of summer fully underway and hot weather becoming the norm, it’s finally time to get those sandy vacations...

FreeU Back-country Nutrition

What you eat while out on the trail is just as important as what you eat at home. In this Free U installment, we...
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How to Block the Sun this Summer

By: Levi Opsatnic As the days get longer and the sun’s rays get brighter, it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy one of...
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From Zero to 500 Real Quick

By Lindsey Fritz The first time that I ever went camping was in the summer of 2016. Before then, I had never spent a...
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Get to Know a Vendor: Cotopaxi

By: Levi Opsatnic  As Pennsylvania welcomes a new season, Appalachian Outdoors has also opened their doors to a new brand. As I’ve said in...
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A Conversation with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Courtesy of Viking Press Q: According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, 685 people reportedly completed the Appalachian Trail in 2016, up from just 182...