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Backpacking Guidelines

In NYC, we were lucky to have a perfect, clear night for our outdoor Mappy Hour at Hostelling International New York. Along with BBQ,...

Recap: Learning Bikepacking & Bike Maintenance with Mappy Hour DC

As the rain soaked DC's streets on Monday night, many ran straight home from work from the elements. Yet the DC Mappy Hour crew...

Press Release: Mappy Hour Launching in Canada

  International Launch of Mappy Hour by OutdoorFest   New York, NY (September 21, 2015) - New York City-based OutdoorFest is expanding their popular Mappy Hour program...

Mappy Hour: Camping Tips & Tricks

Last week we had the first of two D.C. Mappy Hours at REI's new community space at Wunder Garten. The rain held and the...

Surfing for New Yorkers 101

Monday night, Mappy Hour-ists took over the Fish Room at Reunion Surf Bar for a surf-themed night. Stefan of NY Surfing Buddies led the...

The Nuances of Climbing Guidebooks

At this month's NYC Mappy Hour we were lucky to have the expert staff of The Cliffs at LIC speak to us on reading,...

Queens Here We Come! Our First Queens Mappy Hour Takes on the Borough

We've had Mappy Hours in Manhattan, Brooklyn, D.C. and even Salt Lake City - and now we're heading to Long Island City for our...

June Mappy Hour recap

Last night our Mappy Hour theme was s'mores - the classic campfire dessert. We arrived at CAMP Brooklyn to find a deer head on the...

Mappy Hour Recap: How to Kayak in NYC

Last night was party pre-launch for OutdoorFest 2015 (starts next week) and part Mappy Hour  at NY Distilling Co in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The presenter for...

Mappy Hour Recap + Compass Skills

Last night we trekked to the Greenwood Heights Brooklyn for the first outdoor Mappy Hour of 2015 in the beer garden of Greenwood Park. We...

March Mappy Hour D.C.

Photos by Macon Elizabeth Last night’s third Mappy Hour in Washington, D.C. featuring Rob Snowhite, Urban Fly Fishing Consultant, was another huge success! We went back...

March Mappy Hour & The Urban Heat Island Effect

On the last day of winter, outdoor enthusiasts gathered at Filson to mingle, learn, and share a drink at our March Mappy Hour. This...