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RootsRated Trail Spotlight – Vickery Creek Trail Hiking

Vickery Creek Trail Hiking By RootsRated   Description: An easy scenic hike in downtown Roswell with rolling terrain, low elevation and scenery such as the covered bridge, two historic mill ruins and the Big Creek spillway dam. Difficulty: 2 Stars…

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Trail (Shoe) Maintenance: How to Clean Your Chaco Sandals

  This beloved footwear puts in major miles on dusty trails, roaring water, and rugged terrain. Here, insider tips on how to clean your Chacos.   A handy guide to keeping your Chacos clean. (Cody Myers) It’s common knowledge that…

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RootsRated – How to Fit a Pack

How to Fit a Pack    Choosing a new pack can be overwhelming, let Osprey help you out. Jonathan Morua   Backpacks are one of those integral pieces of gear that can make or break an adventure. Whether you’re looking…

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RootsRated – The 5 Best Southeastern Music Festivals

Rock On: The 5 Best Southeast Music Festivals Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival. Tom Tomkinson   A sure sign of spring and summer in the southeast U.S. are masses of music lovers in sandals and sunscreen staking out their territory on…

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The Game Changing Board

MHL Custom 14’ Race Board Price: $3199 Review by: John Sloan I just drove 7 hours for a Stand Up Paddleboard race. 7 hours for a race that I’ve done absolutely zero training for. Unless you count the previous race…

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Conquer Land and Sea in Chaco’s OutCross Lace

Kate Dearborn Chaco OutCross Lace $120.00 Here in the Southeast, it’s not uncommon to find yourself embarking on an adventure that includes just as much water as it does land. Finding the right footwear to support you in these journeys…

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