Hiking Gear

Recipe: MiddView Granola Bar

Developed by a college outdoor program, this may be the best bar you’ll ever eat. It might not have the most elegant name, but the MiddView granola bar has plenty of qualities to make up for it. This staple of Middlebury College outdoor life earned its name from the first-year orientation trip program, MiddView. Every…

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Staying In Shape

The Hike Forever Fitness Plan: Age 35-50

Get ready for the long fitness haul with these skills, workouts, and essential info. The Body Fit hikers in this age range routinely overtake huffing and puffing twentysomethings on big days. That’s because endurance performance reaches its absolute peak in the late 30s. Long-distance runners and most mountaineers achieve their greatest physical potential during this…

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Trail Grub

How to Make Delicious DIY Jerky

Go way beyond Slim Jims with these flavorful, make-ahead snacks. Jerky is tasty, and easy to make. (Photo by Alpha/Flickr) “I didn’t grow up with jerky,” says Pamela Braun, author of Jerky Everything. “But my love for great cuts of meat combined with my near obsession with my dehydrator allowed me to discover that jerky could not…

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