The one thing I love about winter hiking—besides the satisfying crunch of snow underfoot or the crystalline scenery—is the guilt-free ticket to consume carbs. I eagerly toss the bag of M&M’s and Craisin gorp into my pack because I know that stash is cheap fuel for my core, and one of the best means of…

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There’s something satisfying about the J stroke. The subtle nature of it, how just a small turn of your wrist can provide gentle course correction and keep the boat pointed in the right direction. It’s efficient too, and that can help ensure long, enjoyable days on the water. The J, and four other strokes outlined…

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