Tested: Columbia Montrail Running Gear

Tested: Columbia Montrail Running Gear

Tested: Columbia Montrail Running Gear For spring, Columbia has partnered with premier footwear brand Montrail to present a head-to-toe assortment of performance apparel for the avid trail runner. The line features everything from breathable waterproof training...
Creating an Outdoor Identity for St. Louis

Creating an Outdoor Identity for St. Louis

Outdoor initiatives truly can help redefine a community. Mountain biking and cycling trails turned Bentonville and northwest Arkansas into a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and spurred economic growth. Dayton, Ohio (pictured above), took advantage of its rivers and...
Trail Review: Daniel Boone Bridge Path

Trail Review: Daniel Boone Bridge Path

Riding a bike or walking across a bridge can feel a bit unnerving. Cars and trucks careen past you, spraying gravel, dirt and other bits of road refuse, leaving you feeling quite literally as if you’ve been left in the dust. Bridge sidewalks are often cracked, curbs...
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...
St. Louis Area Summer Sleep-Away Camps

St. Louis Area Summer Sleep-Away Camps

It might seem early to be planning for summer, but now is the time to register your kids for overnight camp and make it their best school offseason ever. Just picture it: the cookouts, the singalongs, the games, the friendships. And (bonus) the extra free time for...
Apps for the Outdoors

Apps for the Outdoors

Like the rest of us, the area’s top coaches and endurance athletes have faced the quandaries of when mobile apps are useful and how much to rely on them. We can learn from their experience. They mix, they match, they discard, they improvise — until they figure out...