Rachel Cavanaugh

Rachel Cavanaugh

Rachel discovered outdoor recreation in ’98 when she stumbled into a river town one summer and left a raft guide 3 months later. She worked at ski resorts and snowboard shops before launching her career as a journalist which has included writing for print newspapers, magazines and various online publications.

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Crush your next workout with the best Fitbit for every activity

Fitbits are amazingly helpful tools for setting fitness goals and tracking progress. However, different activities require different metrics. We've gathered a list of the best Fitbits for running, swimming, biking, and other activities.
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Light up the night! Here are the five best headlamps money can buy

Headlamps make all the difference when camping or walking the dog at night, especially when you're in need of both hands. From Black Diamond and Petzl to Coast here are some of the best headlamps on the market.
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Keep cozy and warm with the best base layers

Winter is here and if you're playing outside you need base layers to wick moisture and keep you warm. Here is a list of the best base layers to add to your outdoor gear closet that'll keep you cozy all season.
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Fuel adventure with the best camping gifts for outdoor enthusiasts

The holidays are here and if you've got an outdoorsy person on your list who loves things like camping, skiing, hiking, check out this list of the best camping gifts and other outdoor ideas.
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Stay warm by layering the right way this winter with the best mid-layers

Playing outside in the winter can be a frigid endeavor if you don’t have top-notch cold-weather gear and an excellent layering system. Here is a list of the best mid-layers to help keep you warm and dry.
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Minimalist footwear maker Vibram jumps feet first into barefoot tech debate 

Vibram launched FiveFingers toe shoes in 2005 and now, 13 years later, barefoot running is having a second revolution. By freeing your toes from traditional shoes — aka “foot coffins”— the idea is they function more naturally. We've…