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Yoga Vs. Pilates

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Tongariro National Park's simmering volcanic landscape holds arguably
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A new trend in caffeine-infused candy helps outdoor athletes boost their engines.
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Blast through Baja's Loreto Bay National Park on a speedy inflatable raft.
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Fall Apparel Special: Flex Time
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Break the Morning Chill
The acrylic and polyester Prana Sherpa Crew sweater ($55; is as soft as a well-worn hand-me-down. The North Face (TNF) Trypitch Herringbone pants ($55; are made from VaporWick, a cotton alternative that dries in a flash. Adidas Drago shoes ($65; have the old-school mojo with half the weight.

Center: The quilted and Primaloft-filled TNF Alegna jacket ($179) is cut slim for women. Kick around camp in the embroidered Prana Tara pants ($65) and the multihued TNF Mantel shoes ($70). The 66º North Kaldi Arctic hat ($75; sports authentic-feeling, wildlife-friendly polyester fur.

Right: The Moonstone Lucid Down Jacket ($160; is a real bargain for goose feathers. Made from stretch corduroy, Blurr Axiom trousers ($65; are supercomfy, while the Spyder Pom-Pom Stripe Hat ($25; is functional and stylish on the slopes. Vintage-style Asics Ultimate 81 LE shoes ($70; save your soles when you finally shed the trail dogs.

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