Fifty Years of Missouri Whitewater Championships

Fifty Years of Missouri Whitewater Championships

Missouri might not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of whitewater paddling, but that doesn’t bother the people at the Missouri Whitewater Association, hosts of the annual Missouri Whitewater Championships (MWC) competition on the St. Francis River....
Indoor Training Can Boost Outdoor Results

Indoor Training Can Boost Outdoor Results

Sometimes the best way to improve performance in a sport is to make additional effort outside of participating in that actual sport. It’s the whole idea behind cross-training. And while a lot of us prefer to be outside, even in winter, this can also be a great time of...
The Mental Art of Trad Climbing

The Mental Art of Trad Climbing

I could’ve been spending the sunny, 65-degree Saturday calmly sipping a pumpkin-spiced latte before putting on my knee-high boots and cable-knit fall sweater to head to Eckert’s with the rest of St. Louis. Instead, I was sweating profusely, 20 feet up in the air,...
New Outdoor Gear for 2017

New Outdoor Gear for 2017

From redesigned favorites to all-new additions, here are the products that will help you master the outdoors in 2017. Hiking Tested: Coast FL75 Headlamp The lightsaber intensity of this lamp (405 lumens max) will have you wondering why you’d ever wear your old go-to...
The Race Across America (RAAM)

The Race Across America (RAAM)

For 35 years, teams and individuals have accepted the challenge of the Race Across America (RAAM). From Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md., they charge, each with a different goal. Three St. Louisans were part of the eight-man group known as Team Velorunner in 2016....
Transcendent Winter Sports

Transcendent Winter Sports

Ah, the winter months. For people who long for the days of sunshine and warmth, this can be a difficult time of year. Many of us find ourselves in a post-holiday funk, and it’s easy to come up with a whole list of reasons to stay inside when temperatures drop and...