Clay Abney

Clay Abney

Clay Abney is a PR guru and freelance writer living in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, where he spends his days trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and working when the mood strikes. At 48 (the new 28), he still competes in multi-day adventure races, loves abusing gear, and traveling to remote off the grid locations around the globe.

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How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped

We asked a medical expert to dispel some common myths about the procedure.
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On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip

What does it take to visit every National Park in the country? For Mikah Meyer, it took three years and thousands of miles.
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7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List

These trails will test your skills the moment your tire hits the dirt.
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8 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

You'll need a healthy dose of fear and a desire to push your self to the edge — just not over it.
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Whether you consider yourself a present-day MacGyver or are just looking for a useful piece of gear, we've got you covered.
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Hit the Ground Running with the Best Men’s Trail Running Shoes

A great trail running shoe is sturdy, supportive, and ready for an all-terrain experience. Here are our top picks, all tested for size.