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Table of Contents—September 2016

Cover photo by Fred Marmsater

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Top Trail Towns 2016

8 mountain meccas for trail runners.

By Meghan M. Hicks and Eric Senseman


The Last Darkness

Into the wild Owyhee Canyonlands of Oregon.

By Jeff Browning / Photos by Fred Marmsater



Kahlil Gonzalez was a career criminal doing time for burglary. Then he started running in a prison yard.

By Paul Cuno-Booth / Photos by Christopher Beauchamp



trail tested 6 fastpacking packs for taming the backcountry.

training Drag a tire to gain strength and improve form.

ask the coach Caffeine tapering; how much should you race?

nutrition Restore order to your stomach with probiotics.

adventure Anton Krupicka on blending running with rock climbing.

great escapes Easter Island's indigenous trail-running tradition.

take your mark The happening trail-racing scene of Lake Tahoe.

making tracks Andrew Skurka talks ultrarunning, backpacking and when the two meet.


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