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Dancing With Mayan Fire – Biking the Best of Guatemalan Volcanoes

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We were standing atop Volcán Agua (8200’) after machete-ing (can we make this into a verb?) our way through a dense, jungle-laden road in an old beat up truck with four bikes in the back. The Guatemalan fog was thick and murky, like the coffee we had for breakfast. We didn’t have a clue what to expect, but we did have our humble Guatemalan local to reveal and unfold the journey ahead… A group of bike obsessed strangers from Whistler and Colorado got a last-minute opportunity with Backshop Bike Tours to explore the trails of Central America. Without…read more

Skiing in Hawaii? Things you Never Knew Possible

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The big island of Hawaii is a land of extremes and contrast. Massive lava fields dot the landscape and liquid hot magma flows from Kilauea into the Pacific Ocean, a roiling and steamy sight to behold, the earth growing before your very eyes. These same earth building forces pushed the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, the two highest points on the big island, above 13,000 feet. Both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa get snow in the winter months, their 13,000+ foot summits a shockingly different world than the…read more

Video: Finding the Real Rocky Mountain High

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In the course of our very busy lives, most of us forget what a pleasure it can be to wake up early. While others were sleeping in, missing the most beautiful moments nature had to offer us, choosing to maybe hit the trails later, when the sun’s at its height, the crowds are out, and the wildlife hiding, Jon Berry and I made the effort to wake up while it was still dark. Getting to the trailhead before dawn, we could truly enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park in all it’s glory. Stunning sunrise…read more

Holding Boulders in the Sierra Mountain Range

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Bishop, California is a unique little town at the base of the Sierra Mountain Range. It’s a gateway to the John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, numerous climbing areas and some spectacular skiing in Mammoth. When you’re ready for a rest day, the hot springs in the area are a good place to land. The springs are remotely nestled in a valley beneath the mountains and at night the dark desert sky offers some of the best star gazing you’ll ever experience. People come from all over the world to…read more

Where do you stand on the public lands debate?

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Hundreds of outdoor industry leaders are urging congress to defend public lands. Deuter Ambassadors Aimee and Mike Eaton give their take on the issue in this short video from Trout Unlimited. Where do you stand?

Finding family in a tour de France

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It’s 7 p.m. and I’m pacing my dad’s apartment in Rouvenac, France. The sun is setting on the surrounding vineyards and the tiny old Frenchmen that sits outside his home, rain or shine, waving at the infrequent traffic on the one-lane road has finally gone in for supper. My mother and boyfriend are en route from Marseilles airport, a drive I may have told them was a mere two hours from Rouvenac. I discovered later that it was closer to five hours. Add that to a 17-hour flight – not to mention…read more

Sledding in the Swiss Alps – fun for the whole family

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Winter is here. Are you the type of person who hibernates inside and waits for winter to pass? Or do you get outside and make the most of it? You don’t need to be a skier to enjoy outdoor recreation in the winter. Snowshoeing and sledding are also great options that don’t require a lot of skill or equipment. Well-known for its world class skiing, my family spent last winter in Switzerland. But did you know they also boast some of the best sledding in the world? Schlitteln (sledding, sledging, tobogganing)…read more

An adventure with Montana grizzly bears or Costa Rican sloths?

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Every year, our family tries to go bigger on our annual summer adventure. This year, for the first time, we decided to take it down a few notches. After months of planning a ten-day expedition into the wild Absaroka Range with our eight-year-old, we threw it all out the window at the eleventh hour and decided to trade in Montana grizzly bears for Costa Rican sloths. A sweet airline deal and a dose of laziness launched us from packing sleeping bags and dehydrated food in our ACT Lites and Aircontacts to…read more

Video: A snowy slackline lesson with Faith Dickey

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Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean you have to hang up your slackline. Deuter Ambassador Faith Dickey, aka That Slackline Girl, gives a few pointers on how to balance in your puffy coat and boots.

The Magic of the Faroe Islands: A Lesson in Faith

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“You’re going where on holiday?,” asked friends and family before a weekend adventure to the Faroe Islands.  “What’s even there? Why wouldn’t you go someplace more popular, like Spain?” Upon stepping off the plane, it’s clear this is not your average “tourist” destination. The Faroe Islands are one of the only countries in the world without a McDonalds. All 18 islands sit roughly equidistant from Iceland and Norway, and can be traversed with relative ease – whether by boat, by tunnel or by helicopter.