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Arkansas River group to host free float

On Sept. 25, the Arkansas River Coalition will host a twilight float down the Little Arkansas River in Wichita. The club that’s dedicated to promoting wise use of the Arkansas River system holds the floats of about two hours about every month when the weather is warm. This float begins at a launch site near 30th and Porter and will end at North Woodland Park, near 20th and Shelton.

Outdoors

T-shirt keeps sweat, stink away perfect for backpacking

Technical fabrics have taken over athletic apparel for a good reason. You want the sweat to wick-away from your body during a workout, not stick to your shirt and get heavy like a traditional cotton T-shirt. This is true whether you're in the gym or outside running, hiking, or biking - which is why when it comes to shirts designed for these activities, non-cotton fabrics are basically all you'll find. There is, however, one drawback with many technical fabrics: They stink. Or to put it more diplomatically, they hold on to odors, both while on your body and sometimes even after a trip through the wash.

Outdoors

The best barre moves for beginners

Lifting and toning your muscles to lengthen your body are the staples of the ever-growing barre movement. Though the moves incorporate ideas from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, the strength training exercise will have you sweating and sculpting in no time.

Outdoors

Five exercises to keep you Zen while traveling

The notion of traveling across the globe induces an exhilarating thrill. Hopping on a plane, soaring through the sky, and landing at your dream destination - what a concept. However, the reality of traveling is far less glamorous and much more exhausting. While there is certainly nothing Zen about long TSA lines or sitting between two selfie queens, there are ways to manage your stress level.

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How to stay as safe as possible when running

As safe as we like to think we are when we take to the streets or trails to run, there's no guarantee harm isn't lurking around the corner. The most recent case in point: murders of women runners in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan.

Outdoors

A trail shoe that can meet any terrain you tackle

Trail running shoes offer a lot of variety - largely because we all have a different idea of what it means to run on a trail. For some, a trail is the crushed-limestone or woodchip trail in a park or forest preserve. Others get their trail-running fix by climbing mountains via single-track trails that are covered in rocks, roots and downed trees. Of course you'd like to find a shoe that works for any trail condition, and the Saucony Peregrine 6 comes pretty darn close. Winner of Runner's World Editor's Choice Award for 2016, the Peregrine 6 is a rugged looking shoe, with a tough outsole to handle any terrain you try to tackle. The sole is made of a sticky rubber with many multidirectional, angled lugs that should help you keep your balance over the toughest obstacles.

Videos

Hiking close to the city

Pat Medill talks about the serenity found on Line Creek Trail in a busy part of Platte County.
Brent Frazee The Kansas City Star
Hiking close to the city 2:55

Hiking close to the city

Fly fishing in Yellowstone 2:40

Fly fishing in Yellowstone

A beginner's guide to camping 4:23

A beginner's guide to camping

Dogs trained to retrieve antlers shed in woods and fields 1:29

Dogs trained to retrieve antlers shed in woods and fields