Salomon Trail Tour 2012

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Salomon LogoFor the second year in a row Salomon is taking its Trail Tour across the United States to give runners the opportunity to experience trail running. Salomon’s mobile showroom will make stops in eight regions of the country, offering free trail running clinics, group trail runs, demos and giveaways.

Pacific Crest Trail Association Seeks Vendors and Sponsors for Trail Fest 2012

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Pacific Crest Trail AssociationThe Pacific Crest Trail Association is now accepting vendors and sponsors for their annual Trail Fest, a celebration of the trail and the volunteers and partners who make the trail possible. Trail Fest 2012 will be held on July 27-29 at the Northwoods Resort in Big Bear Lake, California. For more information about how to become involved, contact Seth Levy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the PCTA Trail Fest page.

O.A.R.S. Releases Whitewater Orientation Video

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Oars LogoAngels Camp, CA -- River outfitter O.A.R.S. has released a new 23-minute whitewater orientation video. Covering PFDs (personal flotation devices), helmets, footwear, paddles, boats, non-voluntary swimming, river hazards, and inflatable kayaks, the video consists of 11 parts and includes on-river depictions of the situations described from actual trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, Idaho’s Salmon River, and California’s Tuolumne River.

McNett Partners with North Cascades Institute to Relaunch "Take a Kid Outside" Campaign

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McNett Take a Kid OutsideBellingham, WA – Partnering with the non-profit North Cascades Institute (NCI), McNett has relaunched its “Take a Kid Outside” campaign to help underserved kids get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

“We know that having the right gear for outdoor adventures is not feasible for all kids. This program of loaned gear coupled with NCI’s efforts at introducing kids to wild places will impact thousands of kids’ lives,” said McNett’s chief operating officer Travis Huisman.

At the moment the program is a regional initiative but as McNett and NCI begin building a gear locker the program is set to expand nationwide.

If you would like to donate outdoor gear or for more information, contact McNett here, or check out their website here.

Timberland Announces Relaunching of Hortiscope Quiz for Arbor Day

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Timberland HortiscopeStratham, NH --To bolster awareness of Arbor Day and help people celebrate it this year Timberland announced the relaunching of its Hortiscope quiz on Facebook with the promise of one tree planted in Haiti for each Hortiscope completed. That’s on top of its commitment in 2010 to plant 5-million trees in Haiti within five years, of which they have already planted 1.4-million.

OIWC Quarterly Network Night

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Suunto will host the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) Quarterly Network Night on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Amer Sports Winter and Outdoor Americas (ASWO) offices in Ogden, UT.

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