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Mappy Hour

We’re a community of urban dwelling outdoor enthusiasts. Our goal at Mappy Hour is to create safe and supportive physical and digital spaces for urban dwellers looking to connect with nature, outdoor recreation and each other.

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Solo Singletracking on the High Cascades Route

Back in July, I was in despite need to escape the city life and get some quality time outdoors so I booked a flight...

Microadventure: Bikepacking from Downtown Denver to the Colorado Trail

Short on time but craving an adventure? I know all too well the struggles of a workaholic with wanderlust. Thankfully I’ve become a master...

Meet Carly – NWA’s New Chapter Leader

Mappy Hour has been giving havens to people who want to enjoy the outdoors and want to feel a sense of belonging for quite...

Our First Backpacking Trip

Allwildup’s backpacking trip 9/3 - 9/5 2021 Packwood Lake & Lost Lake in the North Cascades As someone who likes to be in control...

Exploring the Trails of Montauk Point State Park

Montauk is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Long Island. Three hours by train away from Manhattan ($30.50 Peak, $22.50 Off Peak,...

A New York Micro Adventure By Bike with AdamX

How do you define an adventure? And can you order pizza to a campground?

Bikepacking the Delaware Water Gap

Bikepacking Near NYC Without a Car: The Delaware Water Gap

Trails, Tunnels and Tornadoes: Bikepacking the 400 State Trail and Beyond

This week, Mappy Hour Chicago athlete Dietrich Hunter shares his experience exploring the 400 State Trail which extends from Reedsburg to Elroy Wisconsin. I...

Meet the creator of the Newest Plus Size Hiking Pants

Founder Raquel Vélez shares why she started plus size hiking pant company Alpine Parrot

Bikepacking From Chicago to the Beach

A 50 mile bike ride from Chicago to Illinois Beach State Park to camp for the night!

The Best Spots in Each Borough for Adventure

Thanks to all who joined Mappy Hour: Adventure in the Five Boroughs! For those who missed it, here's the top 5 spots in each...

Bikepacking on a Tuesday: Seattle to Faye Bainbridge Park

Mappy Hour Seattle athlete Gina Strickland, works around her busy schedule with a midweek camping adventure. #1 Ride Downtown to the Seattle Ferry Terminal There...