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Outfitted: Fastpacking, the ‘Sexy Hybrid’ of Trail Running and Backpacking

Adventure-travel writer Michael Waterford says the best way to see more fauna and foliage on long-distance trails is by fastpacking — the “sexy hybrid” of trail running and backpacking. Calling fastpacking “the stripped-down, all-out pursuit of mileage in the forest,” he offers these tips for your first fastpacking trip. Click here to read the full story.

For Some, Winter Means Outdoor Adventures

Wintertime gives outdoor enthusiasts an experience that fair-weather campers often only pretend to enjoy — seclusion in the great outdoors. In frigid and even subfreezing temperatures, when most people are staying warm inside, campers usually have the forests to themselves. And with the right equipment and preparation, winter camping can offer the best of the outdoors. Click here to read the full story.

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LP’s Top Stories of the Year Reflect B-town’s ‘Sense of Place’

A look back at the most-read stories of 2016 proves what engaged, caring, and creative-minded people live in and around B-town, says Limestone Post’s Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski. And while these stories cover all of our major categories — Arts, Food & Drink, Outdoors, Family, Healthy Living, and Explore/Discover — if we had one theme this year, Lynae says, “it’d be ‘sense of place.’” Click here to check out the top stories of 2016!

Local Ultrarunner Competes (Again) in 100km World Championships

On November 27, ultrarunner Matt Flaherty of Bloomington will compete on Team USA in the 100km World Championships in Los Alcázares, Spain. Hot off a record-setting win in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon outside of Bloomington in October, Flaherty describes the 100km challenge — and why the battle of ultrarunning is worth it to him. Click here to read the full story.

Downey Hill, a Brown County Gem in Peak Season — by Air [video]

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, a Sycamore Land Trust property, is quintessential Brown County — a mature hardwood forest on rolling hills. During peak season, hiking its trail is a prime way to view the autumn colors. But drone company Aerial 812 and Sycamore’s Abby Perfetti give us another view — from above. Click here to watch the video.

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Ultrarunner Matt Flaherty Breaks Record in Tecumseh Marathon

An 80-degree day did not stop Matt Flaherty from breaking the record in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon recently. Flaherty tells Limestone Post about the experience, how trail marathons differ from other kinds of long-distance running, and about his participation this month in the 100K World Championships — that’s 62 miles. Click here to read the full story.

A Bicycle Ride in Southern Indiana — by Drone [video]

As a preview for this weekend’s 49th Hilly Hundred, the annual bicycle event that covers nearly 100 miles of southern Indiana countryside, Limestone Post presents a video by local drone company Aerial 812. Competitive bicyclist Missy Ragatz talks about the event, her struggle with breast cancer, and how it affects her ability to train. Click here to watch the video.

The Best Southern Indiana Waterways for Paddling Fun

Almost year-round, people canoe and kayak on southern Indiana’s rivers. From family trips to technical paddles, day trips to weekend excursions, lazy rivers to party trips, there’s an option for nearly everyone. Adventure-travel writer Michael Waterford reveals his favorite paddling trips for a variety of styles and skill levels. Click here to read the full story.

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Motorcycle Cannonball Run to Make Pit Stop in B-town on Sept. 13

On September 13, motorcyclists from around the world will make an overnight pit stop in Bloomington during the cross-country race Motorcycle Cannonball Run. All of the 95 motorcycles will be at least 100 years old, in an event that writer Dason Anderson calls “a grueling test of grit and mettle for both rider and machine.” Click here to read the full story.

One Year, 100 Stories — Thank You, Readers!

Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski reflects on the first 100 stories in our first year of publishing Limestone Post Magazine. We’re grateful for the gifted contributors we get to work with, the vast range of stories that our savvy readers enjoy, and the chance to cover all the important topics that make Bloomington and southern Indiana so vibrant — and so vital. The response to our magazine has been beyond our wildest expectations. Thanks to everyone involved with Limestone Post for a fantastic launch year! Click here to read the full story.