Hit the Dirt: Trail Running 101

Hit the Dirt: Trail Running 101

Trail running releases both the inner child and earth mother in Jen Schaller. By 4:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, she hits the trails near her store, RunWell, in Edwardsville, Ill. She opts for the trail once a weekend, too, and “would be out there every day if I...
‘The Great American Eclipse’ in Missouri

‘The Great American Eclipse’ in Missouri

You’re going to want to get outside on Monday, August 21. That’s when, between 1:06 and 1:23 p.m. depending on your exact location, the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 38 years will be visible in Missouri. The Show-Me State will be one of the best...
Polo, St. Louis City Style

Polo, St. Louis City Style

Ask anyone on the street what they think of polo, and they’ll likely reference the sophisticated sport played first among Persian royalty and officers over 2,000 years ago. It’s swank, it’s exclusive and it’s not something most of us watch on the big screen at...
Turquoise Jewels: Springs of the Missouri Ozarks

Turquoise Jewels: Springs of the Missouri Ozarks

The new Echo Bluff State Park, billed as the gateway to the Missouri Ozarks, is the perfect base camp for a two-day treasure hunt in search of the turquoise springs hidden in the forested hills. Located halfway between Salem and Eminence on Highway 19, the park’s...
Intro to Wilderness First Aid

Intro to Wilderness First Aid

Author and environmentalist Edward Abbey once said, “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” Any outdoor enthusiast knows the great rewards of adventuring. But with reward comes risk. Those crooked, winding,...
The Evolution of Ebikes

The Evolution of Ebikes

Around this time last year, David Frei was at the top of his game. He was coming off a season in which he had won a number of expert class and marathon length mountain bike races and had finished second in the U.S. Adventure Racing Association’s national points...