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A Trials Legend – 3 Questions with Hans “No Way” Rey

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Deuter Ambassador Hans “No Way” Rey is on a speaking tour of the UK right now. We couldn’t let the Brits to have all the fun, so between reflections on his long career as a world renowned trials cyclist and signing autographs for adoring fans, we caught up with him for a mini-interview. Maybe if we ask reallllly nicely, he’ll come visit us in North America, too. Q: What’s the longest nose wheelie you ever did? Crash or not…  Hans Rey: Well, there was the famous one in Hunter Mountain at the…read more

Colby’s Top 4 Tips for Hiking in the Rain

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“What a wonderful feeling…” Singing in the rain has oft been romanticized in pop culture. This begs the question, “what other activities are fun to do in the rain?” Surely the joy of singing isn’t an isolated novelty within moistened environs, right? Personally, I’d be quick to add hiking to that list. I actually spend a fair amount of time hiking in the rain. Sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw that steers the experience (like hiking the Appalachian Trail in what was one of the rainiest years on…read more

This is Our Church – Finding Love in Yosemite

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The first time I drove into Yosemite Valley, I was fresh off a bad break up and newly dating a travel photographer that had spent about 90% of our very short time dating in other places. I needed to get out of the city and clear my head. Being recently introduced to climbing, I knew it was time for me to make the pilgrimage. So, I invited the travel photographer, a.k.a. my future husband Benny, to come with me. I needed a climbing partner, you guys, and I trusted him…read more

Arctic Unicorns: What it Takes to Push Through Those Cold Autumn Outings

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No such thing as bad weather, just bad gear Although born and raised in Colorado, I’m not one of those rare Eskimo Goddesses that thrive and sparkle like unicorns in the cold weather. Before every fall/winter adventure, I dread the bone-chilling cold that lies ahead and grossly overthink every piece of apparel and gear to pack…that is, if I haven’t fervently talked myself into staying indoors where it’s dry and warm. But alas, I have found a system to keep me comfortable while shredding the trails in Colorado’s elements! No…read more

How to Unplug and Enjoy Alaska

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“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau We, as a culture, spend our lives being busy. We equate busy-ness with productivity, productivity with success, success with happiness. If we are not doing something, we feel like we are wasting time. We go on vacation and rush around from activity to activity, trying to pack as much relaxation as we can into a small period of time. What if we could spend more time being and less time doing? What if we could spend less…read more

Becoming a Parent, And The Best Baby Gift You Can Buy

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“Where do I get one of those packs?” “We just had a little girl. When can I put her in one of those packs?” “Our first kid is coming in two months – how do I keep doing the things I love outside?” In person and over social media, I answer these questions on a weekly basis. New parents see my husband and I carrying our sons on our backs while fishing, hiking, or getting groceries and want to know how we’re making it happen. Our answer is the same…read more

Why You Should Get Out of Bed and Hike, Even if You’re an Exhausted Parent

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It’s 4:30 a.m. and my alarm is ringing at the bedside. I look out the window. It’s still dark. I lay there, realizing that the house is finally quiet. Throughout the night, I was awake with my feverish and tearful child. Frequently soothing her back to sleep four… five… maybe six times. She would sleep for awhile and then awake once again, coughing and uncomfortable. I’m exhausted. If there has ever been a perfect excuse to hit the snooze button, this is it. Yet I lay there with a reverberating thought… “don’t…read more

10 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Mountaineer

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So you want to be a mountaineer. I bet you’ve seen amazing pictures of epic ascents of Himalayan peaks. You’ve probably watched a reality show or two starring a survival expert. Maybe you’ve even gone on some pretty sweet hikes yourself. But do you really know what it’s like to be a mountaineer? Here’s 10 things you need to know before you commit to the lifestyle. 1. The weather will not always be perfect. In your heart you already know this, but since most of the pictures and videos we…read more

A Few Tips for Traveling Abroad With Your Beloved Bike

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So you’ve spun the globe and picked a sweet far-flung locale to do some killer biking. However, traveling abroad isn’t without its dangers. Here’s a few things to consider before you head off on your epic two-wheeled adventure: 1. The car If you’re not going with a group, tour, or guide, make damn sure your rental car is big enough for all that gear. The cliché that everything is bigger in the U.S. is kind of true. A “van” in Europe is not the same as a van in the U.S….read more

Party Over Policy? Rubbing Salt in the OR Wound

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Gone are the days when flannel shirts, beards, and Subarus flock to Salt Lake City for the annual granola festival at the Salt Palace Convention Center. It’s so interesting that the state of Utah – projected to be one of the top states for businesses – would not care about one of its largest industries. And so the Outdoor Retailer show has decided it is time to move away from its Salt Lake home for greener pastures and a state that cares about human-powered recreation. I can’t say I’m surprised…read more