Maker Series: Josh Helke, founder of Organic Climbing

The September installment of the Mappy Hour Maker Series, presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. we're featuring Josh Heike, the founder and president of...

Introducing: Eco.Crews

The team at Mappy Hour has long been thinking about how to rally our robust members in service of the world's most critical challenge:...

Back to School: Outdoor Skills Month

September is officially "Back to School" month at Mappy Hour and chapters across the country are celebrating with learning opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of...
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DEN: Exploring the Majestic Beauty of Herman Gulch Trail

Herman Gulch Trail offers a great day hike near Denver

Exploring Urban Wildlife with CJ Greco

Last month, we asked Chicago explorer CJ Greco to share their experience exploring urban wildlife. In this piece, CJ reflects on the past, present...
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The Devil’s Path Traverse (in winter)

Hiker and mountaineer Patty Alcivar hikes the infamous Devil's Path in the winter

Great Lake Surfing all four seasons

Mappy Hour Chicago Leader Erica Zazo interviews the Sleeping Bear Sisters about surf culture in Michigan, environmentalism in the Midwest and surfing the Great Lakes all four seasons.

Reading Between the Lines: Hiking at Theadore Roosevelt Island

This past fall, Mappy Hour DC members crossed the bridge over the Potomac to Theodore Roosevelt Island on a cloudless November morning to take...
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DC: Clopper Lake Loop Trail at Seneca Creek State Park

Head to Seneca Creek State Park for a peaceful winter hike near D.C.
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Meet the Maker: Yagmur Kuzay on climbing and art

Yagmur Kuzay shares her love for the outdoors and how it inspires her art
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Giving Tuesday: Outdoorsy Non-profits based in cities

For Giving Tuesday, we put out the call to our network to ask about their favorite city-based non-profits helping to get people outdoors. We...
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DC: Hike the Northern Peaks Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain

This challenging hike up Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the best hikes near Washington D.C.