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Books written and recommended by Astral's authors and athletes.

Connecting to Nature and the Hudson Valley Challenge

When Chev Dixon set out on a 300 mile human-powered exploration of the Hudson Valley Estuary, he hoped to break the traditional confines through growth in Nature and encourage youth from the city to get active and be outdoors.

Gear to Beat the Heat: Astral Staff Picks

Astral staff picks of the best gear to beat the heat this summer both on and off the water.

The Venture Out Project

The Venture Out Project is a nonprofit leading the way to provide a safe and fun space for queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ people to experience the outdoors.

The Best Case For Doing Less And Resting More This Winter

Winter is right around the corner and my outdoor friends are as excited about the upcoming adventures, as my kids are about Christmas. Some of our outdoor peeps are discussing the local slopes in North Carolina others are planning big trips out west, many of my hiking and mountaineering friends are picking...

Four Tips For Rainy Day Foot Care

I’m writing this blog on a rainy – and I mean torrential – day from the comfort of my couch, however, any time it rains like this, with raindrops pounding the ground and a forecast that predicts 100% precipitation for days on end, I always think of the hikers and backpackers who are walking through...