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28 01, 2019

Daniel Boone National Forest

By | 2019-02-12T09:57:14-04:00 January 28th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Plants, Travel|Comments Off on Daniel Boone National Forest

 Emily Duty | Jan 18, 2019 | National & State Parks   In Winchester, Kentucky, you can visit the Daniel Boone National Forest. It spans hundreds of acres, several counties and is filled with great history, stunning rock formations, endangered animals, and more.  Inside this post, you will learn how it got its name and what [...]

22 01, 2019

BEST PLACE TO ESCAPE TO IN EVERY STATE

By | 2019-01-28T08:12:49-04:00 January 22nd, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Travel|Comments Off on BEST PLACE TO ESCAPE TO IN EVERY STATE

Lily Rogers | January 9, 2019 | Estimated reading time: 15 minutes | Looking for reprieve in beautiful spaces? The hustle of everyday life can wear you down in the best of times, but lately things have been…shall we say…unpredictable, and stress levels have spiked. From political unrest to natural [...]

17 01, 2019

Why Winter Shouldn’t Stop You from Visiting West Yellowstone

By | 2019-02-16T19:06:27-04:00 January 17th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Winter Shouldn’t Stop You from Visiting West Yellowstone

During the summer, West Yellowstone, Montana, serves as the main gateway to the western entrance to one of the county’s most popular national parks. With far fewer crowds, it’s sometimes easy to overlook that winter is an amazing time to visit West Yellowstone. A thick layer of powdery snow transforms [...]

9 01, 2019

5 Ways Vitamins Can Aid Your Outdoor Adventures

By | 2019-02-19T23:11:41-04:00 January 9th, 2019|Health, Nature, RootsRated, Vitamins|Comments Off on 5 Ways Vitamins Can Aid Your Outdoor Adventures

Whether you’re out there climbing, hiking, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, trail running, backpacking, or anything in between, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the experience itself and forget one of the most essential elements to both your success at the sport and health in general—adequate nutrition including essential vitamins. [...]

7 01, 2019

I Feel Just Fine. I Can’t Possibly Be Vitamin Deficient, Right?

By | 2019-01-07T16:29:24-04:00 January 7th, 2019|Emergency Preparedness, Health, Vitamins|Comments Off on I Feel Just Fine. I Can’t Possibly Be Vitamin Deficient, Right?

Scott W. Tunis MD FACS | Before we consider the answer to that question, we need to define the term “vitamin deficient”. Vitamin deficiencies can be absolute, wherein there is a complete lack of an essential vitamin in the diet, or partial, wherein there is a relative lack of of [...]

3 01, 2019

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

By | 2019-02-16T19:09:31-04:00 January 3rd, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|Comments Off on 10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the [...]

24 12, 2018

Bullet Trains: Lock and Load

By | 2018-12-31T09:36:44-04:00 December 24th, 2018|RootsRated|Comments Off on Bullet Trains: Lock and Load

A UK bullet train, the kind of high-speed train that could vastly improve travel and environmental conditions in the Midwest and elsewhere across the country. High-speed rail, long seen as the missing element in the U.S. transportation picture, has finally begun in earnest. On September 17, the first significant high-speed [...]

22 12, 2018

4 Micronutrients to Improve Mental Awareness and Physical Endurance

By | 2019-01-07T16:30:54-04:00 December 22nd, 2018|Health, RootsRated, Vitamins|Comments Off on 4 Micronutrients to Improve Mental Awareness and Physical Endurance

Whether you’re an outdoor-enthusiast, gym rat, couch potato, or somewhere in between, your body needs fuel to function and perform well in any situation. We often think of the macronutrients in food (fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) as our sole source of energy—and they are! But without essential micronutrients, food can’t [...]

17 12, 2018

Gettin’ Dirty in the Dead of Winter

By | 2018-12-17T11:21:26-04:00 December 17th, 2018|RootsRated|Comments Off on Gettin’ Dirty in the Dead of Winter

Winter can be tough for Salt Lake City mountain bikers. All of our best trails are covered in snow, or just too muddy to ride without damaging. When skis just aren’t good enough to get your fix, it’s good to know where you can go for a little good ol’ [...]

6 12, 2018

5 Places to Try Winter Camping Near Boulder

By | 2019-02-16T19:12:12-04:00 December 6th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|Comments Off on 5 Places to Try Winter Camping Near Boulder

When done right, winter camping is a great way to see the hidden world of snow and ice from the cozy comfort of a sturdy shelter. Sitting beside a blazing fire pit under a clear, star-filled sky while sipping a hot drink is a memorable way to spend a winter [...]