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Hit the Trail on June 6th

Now that winter is in the rearview mirror (officially anyway), hikers all over the country are dusting off their boots and preparing for summer hikes ahead. Kick off the season on June 6th with American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day….

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Two Weeks on the Buffalo River

America’s first National River, the mighty Buffalo, runs 153 miles through rough, wild terrain in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. I consider it my river. I grew up here—paddling in the spring and early summer, hiking in the fall. I know the…

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Home Away From Home

We often view trips—and especially outdoor exploits—as a chance to “get away.” Traffic, people, cell phones, computers, laundry, grocery lists, etc: a trip to the mountains can be a great reset button when life in society is feeling overwhelming. Kim…

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Q&A with Northwest Photographer Jason Hummel

It’s getting more and more difficult the say the words, ”Skiing in the Pacific Northwest” and not have Jason Hummel’s name come up. Not only is Jason shooting some amazing ski and mountaineering photography, but he also happens to be…

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Discovering Alaska

Editor’s note: The world lost one of it’s brightest smiles on September 29th, 2014, when climber, skier, friend and effervescent fountain of stoke Liz Daley was caught in an avalanche while descending Cerro Vespignani in Chile. We’d just begun working…

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Behind the Scenes on the Mira Sleeping Bag video

When you hear, “We flew into Vegas and picked up an RV for a four-day video shoot in the desert,” you might conjure-up some sort of wild, Fear and Loathing-style debauchery. But if you did, you’d be wrong. Of course,…

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A “Beary” Scary Encounter

Story and Photos By Dan Oberlatz As my bare feet were swallowed  by the sulfurous mud, it took an almost vocal effort to contain the fear that was welling up my gut.  I was facing one of those moments that…

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Part 2: Climbing in the Winds

Story and Photos By Chris Bangs Read Part 1: The Bike Ride. Aug. 14, Day 10. Mile 382 Justene and I arrived at the Big Sandy Trailhead in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Cycling the last 20 miles, up…

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Part 1: The Bike Ride

Story and Photos by Christopher Bangs I applied for the AAC Live Your Dream Grant to go on a human-powered expedition from Bozeman, Montana to the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. My wife Justene Sweet and I would be riding…

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