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The 5 Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

MUIR Energy is committed to long-term health – for humans and for the planet. To make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve compiled a list of five eco-friendly gifts for the outdoor athlete in your...

Fuel & Training TipsWhat is Adventure Racing? Here's what you need to know.

What is Adventure Racing? Here's what you need to know.

MUIR Energy Trail Club member Jenica Law and her team from the Eastern Sierra just won 4th place at the USARA National Championship in Bishop, CA. She sat down with MUIR Energy content editor Laure...

Fuel & Training TipsMUIR Athlete Travis Soares Climbed 247 Peaks in 117 Days – Here's How

MUIR Athlete Travis Soares Climbed 247 Peaks in 117 Days – Here's How

Travis Soares, MUIR Energy’s newest athlete, just earned the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Sierra Peaks Section – a list of 247 peaks, the completion of which is a lifelong endeavor. Travis sat...

Ingredients & NutritionHow to Spark Joy with Food on the Appalachian Trail

How to Spark Joy with Food on the Appalachian Trail

I have drastically changed the way I view nourishment since starting a thru-hike attempt of the Appalachian Trail. I’m not a picky eater. In fact, in my normal life I’m content to make one big mea...

Inspiration & AdventureBackcountry Trip Report: Mt. Ritter

Backcountry Trip Report: Mt. Ritter

Mammoth Lakes resident Paz Mendelevitch and his buddy Danny Sandoval embarked on a multi-day splitboard adventure into the Ritter Range with the goal of summiting and snowboarding down Mt Ritter.

Inspiration & AdventureAdventures on Mt. Moran - A Top 50 Classic Ski Descent of North America

Adventures on Mt. Moran - A Top 50 Classic Ski Descent of North America

Join athlete/photographers Connor Burkesmith, Brigette Takeuchi, and their team as they experience the effects of a changing climate during a backcountry tour of Mt. Moran. Outdoor athletes are th...

Inspiration & AdventureShe Didn't Start Running Until Her 40's, Now Mary Smith Is Chasing Ultra Marathons

She Didn't Start Running Until Her 40's, Now Mary Smith Is Chasing Ultra Marathons

The first time Mary Sgold ran a mile was 10 years ago in her 40’s. Today, she’s worked her way up to 10k’s, marathons, 50k’s, and even a life-changing trek along the Camino del Santiago in Northern...

Inspiration & AdventureBehind The Wheels with PDX Cyclocross Racer Stephen Hartzel

Behind The Wheels with PDX Cyclocross Racer Stephen Hartzel

Are you curious about getting into gravel biking? Maybe cyclocross or long distance cycling? We caught up with Portland native and cyclocross racer Stephen Hartzel to answer all of our questions on...

Inspiration & AdventureAvery Collins’ UTMB CCC 100k: How He Prepared, Raced, and Fueled For a Top Finish Against 1,500+ Runners

Avery Collins’ UTMB CCC 100k: How He Prepared, Raced, and Fueled For a Top Finish Against 1,500+ Runners

This August, MUIR Athlete Avery Collins toed the starting line with over 1,500 other competitors at the UTMB-CCC. The acronym ‘CCC’ stands for ‘Courmeyeur-Champex-Chamonix,’ three towns in three co...

Inspiration & AdventureChange Your Perspective, Elevate Your Performance

Change Your Perspective, Elevate Your Performance

Running coach Eric Orton from Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book Born to Run invites us to change our minds for a refresh in our running. His advice equally applies to other sports and life.

Inspiration & AdventureThe Ouray 100 Race Report by Winner, Anthony Lee

The Ouray 100 Race Report by Winner, Anthony Lee

The Ouray 100 is a 100 mile ultra-marathon in Southwest Colorado featuring over 40,000 feet of vertical gain and just as much loss over rugged terrain often at altitude over 10,000 feet. Runners a...

Inspiration & AdventureEating Her Way to Victory: How Sabrina Fueled Her 2021 Hardrock 100 Win

Eating Her Way to Victory: How Sabrina Fueled Her 2021 Hardrock 100 Win

The Hardrock 100 is one of the most difficult ultra marathons in the United States, with challenges like 33,000 feet of elevation gain and equal loss, huge ranges in temperatures, and high altitud...

Inspiration & AdventureListening and Believing in our Outdoor Experiences

Listening and Believing in our Outdoor Experiences

Thru-hiker and advocate Crystal Gail Welcome candidly shares her experiences on the trail and what it means to be inclusive in Nature.  She is currently hiking the John Muir Trail as part of Footp...

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