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The Pine Mountain Traverse is a tough point-to-point hike across one of the most remote areas in the San Gabriel Mountains. The route has 4,690′ of elevation gain and 7,700′ of elevation loss if you end your trip in the town of Mount Baldy.

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I managed to talk Manny Castillo into another hike – which would prove to be more “epic rough” than the last one. After a half mile, the route cuts across the creek then follows a steep avalanche chute to Sugarloaf Peak, then…

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In the study, “Is Poor Fitness Contagious? Evidence from Randomly Assigned Friends,” researchers found that up to 70 percent of your fitness level can be explained by the people who are your friends. Sadly, the evidence suggests…

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On October 26, 2017, Dale Sanders, who you might recognize by his trail name of Grey Beard, became the oldest man to complete the entire Appalachian Trail in one calendar year. He was 82 years old…

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My doctor had me on a statin and my cholesterol dropped, but the statin had side effects I wasn’t willing to live with. I decided I was ready to stop eating like an eight-year-old and get serious about my diet. Here is what I did…

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At 95 years young, Mark Sertich is listed as the world’s oldest active hockey player, and while you might wonder how long he’ll continue playing, he doesn’t have any immediate plans to hang up his helmet and pads…

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The challenges facing our returning warriors are legion. Coming from active duty, the uncertainty and emotional malaise of unemployment or starting a new career is enough to give most Americans emotional trauma. But for many…

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This is a story about some heroes of mine. Oddly enough, one of them has worked for me for five years. And in the course of that time, my life has been forever changed by their example. They are quiet doers…

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Marcel Remy is 94 years old and has been mountaineering since he was young. The father of Swiss climbing legends Claude and Yves Remy still regularly climbs in climbing gyms and outdoors. In the spring of 2017, Remy asked…

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When asked why he climbed Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it was there.” The quote made headlines worldwide and became a trademark statement among mountaineers for generations…

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