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Whiskey and Seiners and Orcas (Oh My!)

We thought a slight adjustment in our course would give us a better view of the orcas breaching in the distance. They must have thought the same thing. In a matter of minutes they had halved the distance between us….

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Gear

New Products for 2016

Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to finally hike the PCT, or perhaps you’re stoked on car camping in the Southwest desert this spring. No matter where you’re heading, or what adventure you’re planning, we’ve got the gear you need…

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Tips

Jam Out With Our Pickathon Camping Playlist

There’s something about camping in the woods and sitting with friends around a fire that begs for music. Maybe it’s the communal atmosphere, the fresh air, or one too many hot toddies, but instruments seem to magically appear when the…

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Tips

7 New Year’s Resolutions to Get You Outside

New Year’s resolutions can be a lot like patting your head while rubbing your belly. A lot easier said than done. But with a little commitment, a new year’s resolution can be the perfect opportunity to get what you’ve always…

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Stories

A Raft, a Rope and Three Weeks in the Wilderness.

A Long way from LaLaLand It started when I was 18 years old—the dream of climbing in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in Canada’s Northwest Territories. It wasn’t until I was 35 that I made it happen with Brian, a…

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Advocacy

Giving Back and Fulfilling Dreams

My daughter Lilliana has grown up with a dad who travels to exotic countries and remote, desolate lands in search of virgin Earth and first ascents. She’s seen photos and films of nomadic people and colorful tribes still living as they…

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Stories

Tolkien Reimagined By Forest Woodward

“On a dark day, not long after the eve of the year had been toasted, heavy rain pounded on dark shake eaves as a tea kettle boiled over unnoticed. Cozy and warm, for what they would soon come to realize…

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Stories

Adventure Vacationing in the Wind River Range

I only get one chance each summer to spend a full week in the mountains. The week to unplug and explore is easily the highlight of my year. For the past seven years, I’ve joined a group of friends to…

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Gear

Video: How to Choose the Perfect Camping Mattress

Finding the right camping mattress can be like searching for the Holy Grail. Maybe you’re a backpacker chasing the perfect combination of warmth and weight. Or perhaps you’re a car camper hunting for that ultimate “feels like my bed at…

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