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31 Days of ROCKtober

Highway 120 climbs up from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows, shedding temperatures and crowds with each mile, the granite shrinking and taking on gentler angles and faces. A chill wind trails us as we drive the two-lane road through enchanted…

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Stories

The Art of Bivying

It’s 7:54 a.m. A vibrant red and orange dawn is breaking in the east; the sun’s rays are straining to tip-toe across the high wall of Glacier Gorge to our left. We watch the earth wake up around us from…

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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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Stories

Video: Ode to fall camping

This time of year, it’s easy to slow down, stay in doors, and generally miss out on time you could otherwise be spending outside. Fewer people, no bugs, crisp mornings and warm days are just some of the reasons to…

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Stories

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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Advocacy

Conservation Team: A Dynamic Duo’s Dream Job

Ever wish you could do what you love for a living? What if backpacking, road-tripping or paddling paid the bills? Meet Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson, aka the Access Fund Conservation Team.  Sponsored in-part by Therm-a-Rest, this dynamic duo has…

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