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If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know

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We may have an idea of how something feels, such as rock climbing or skydiving. Maybe we saw it in a movie once or a friend painted the perfect picture for us: an experience so vivid we felt like we were present the entire time. But the truth is that you will never know how something feels until you actually try it. I’ve adopted the “say yes to everything” mantra, and it’s changed my life in ways I had never imagined. I’ve climbed to the top of El Capitan in…read more

Old, New, Borrowed And Blue In Canyon Country

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For spring break this year, we decided to put a spin on our usual “let’s see how hard core we can get backpacking with a kid.” Instead of testing the limits of Kieran’s endurance on a multi-day wilderness trip (and the limits of construction our packs by stuffing them to the brim with pokey expedition gear) we went another route. Last year we went on a weeklong backpacking trip through Grand Gulch, Utah. This year, we returned to canyon country in Utah (“something old”) but car camped on Cedar Mesa…read more

My Old Blue Backpack

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My backpack is in its final days. The buckles are mostly replacements at this point. Some of the zippers only open half way. A few gashes in the side have been sewn closed. The straps have to be opened all the way just to fit onto my body. The blue coloring is stained a motley of browns, yellows and blacks. The bottom of the pack is worn see-through in most places, and held together with duct tape in the worst spots. It’s been my backpack for 10 years now. When…read more

Deuter Giga Pro – The Perfect Weekend Bug-Out Bag

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The bug-out bag … because sometimes you find yourself in need of a quick getaway. For the professional, that might just be a quick overnight business trip.  For the romantic, maybe you’re surprising your sweetheart with a weekend at a bed and breakfast. An artistic adventurer might just be driving out to wherever they can find dark skies for a night of shooting the Milky Way. You need a bag that can comfortably carry the clothes, accessories, electronics, snacks, and cameras that you’ll want to take with you.  But you…read more

Squad Goals: Deuter Ambassador Team

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The Deuter Ambassador Team is a collection of rump-kicking outdoor folks from various walks of life assembled to help spread the word about Deuter. Recently, in the Colorado Rockies, the team came together for an action-packed, 3-day summit to dive into what it means to be an ambassador for the world’s leading backpack brand. In one little exercise (after a full day of actual exercise outside in a late spring snowstorm) we considered the official goal of the Deuter Ambassador Team. Here it is, in all its corporate-speak beauty: Assemble…read more

The Majesty of Winter in Alaska

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The mountains of Alaska hold some of the most dramatic and stunning views I could ever imagine. When blanketed in snow, their magnificence becomes even more notable. Winter in Alaska is my favorite time of year: beautiful, golden and majestic. With winter comes snow that opens up access to terrain you would not want to approach during the summer. This winter has been a warm one up here in Girdwood, Alaska. On normal years rain at sea-level is not unheard of, but this year, due to some effects from El…read more

Outdoor Family Destination: Five Spots To Hit At Lake Placid

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To the typical family, childhood milestones sound a bit like this: first word, first step, first tooth — to the outdoor family, childhood milestones sound a bit different. This past year, our four year old had some big ones. He climbed his first indoor rock wall to the top, skied and snowshoed for the first time, and hiked his first summit all on his own. That last one was not without the errant tear shed from this proud hiking mama. And, not particularly on purpose, most of these milestones were…read more

Hayduke Trail, One Section At A Time

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For the past year my friends and I have been dreaming of the adventure that is the Hayduke Trail, an 880-mile journey from Arches National Park to Zion National Park by way of the Grand Canyon. The problem we have is we can’t take off three plus months while we’re in school and working. So we’ve decided to section hike it. The first section of the Hayduke Trail is a 40-mile adventure through a great section of backcountry in Arches National Park, through Moab, and onto a busy dirt road…read more

Getting The Right Gear For The Tahoe Backcountry

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It’s no secret that the Lake Tahoe backcountry is an outdoor recreation paradise. Pretty much any outdoor activity you can imagine is on tap for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts in the area. North Lake Tahoe recently put together a series of short online videos highlighting human-powered recreation in Tahoe, and they asked me to help out with the backcountry skiing shoot. I was happy to oblige. Here’s the short video they produced promoting backcountry skiing, and especially safety, in the Tahoe area. The pack I used for this trip is the Deuter…read more

Kid Carrier Odyssey: Kraft Boulders And Ringbolt Springs With Little Ellie

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Our family escaped to the warmer weather this month, grabbed the kid carrier and did some winter climbing at the Kraft Boulders. The boulders are nestled in the hillside just outside Red Rock State Park near Las Vegas, Nevada. Our daughter Ellie is 25 months old and is beginning to experience the joys of climbing outdoors on real rock, which made this trip all the more magical. The boulders have beautiful features on them that offer plentiful climbing to both novice and advanced climbers alike. From the boulders to the springs…read more