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Table of Contents—September 2014

 

FEATURES

Kings of Castle Valley. Five photographers display their fantastic images from our 2014 Photo Camp in Utah’s high desert.

Wild Backyards. Seven top trail towns with bona fide wilderness out the door, from Conway, New Hampshire, to Los Angeles, California (yes, LA!). By Meghan M. Hicks

 

DEPARTMENTS

MAKING TRACKS

Wild Kentucky. Appalachian Commonwealth gets its own rugged hundo. By Stuart Peck

EVERYMAN’S EXPOSED

RUN AMOK

A Run By Any Other Name. … Could be better. So why don't we name more runs? By Rickey Gates

GREAT ESCAPES

A Timpanagos Immersion. Two SLC runners escape the city to venture up the Wasatch Range's second-highest peak. By Dave Zook

TAKE YOUR MARK

Desert Enchantment. Running with spirits at New Mexico's Deadman Peaks races. By Rhonda Claridge

ADVENTURE

A journey through Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. Middle age prompts a fresh challenge. By Melanie McManus

TRAIL TESTED

10 Essentials. What you really need to take into the backcountry. By Steve Hertzfeld

TRAIL TIPS

TRAINING

Expert advice on returning to the trails post pregnancy. By Jessica Green

ASK THE COACH

LAST GASP

The author—finally—gets the road-tripping van of her dreams. By Sarah Lavender Smith