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Adventure Running

ad ∙ ven∙ ture run  noun   \ǝd’ven-t∫ǝr ‘rǝn\ a form of simple jogging done with the goal of exploring a novel environment; modern origins can be attributed to this seminal escapade across NYC a means of seeing sights, meeting people, exploring landscapes, and sampling tasty…

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Cots on the Rocks

I slept on a Therm-a-Rest Ultralite Cot over 60 nights in the Pacific Northwest this year … in State and National Parks, in National Forests, in Wilderness Areas, next to cold rocky rivers, in hot dusty deserts, and every place…

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Mountain Biking the Maze

I’d noticed it before on this trip, but not as acutely as I did when the lightning struck a little after midnight. Wrapped in my sleeping bag, I’d left the rain fly off my tent because, after three cloudy nights,…

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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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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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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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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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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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