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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

5 Types of People You Meet on a Summit

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Our world is full of diverse personalities – the tops of mountains are no different. Recently, I put some thought into the types of people I’ve met on the trails throughout my adventures. What type are you?    1. The Adrenaline Junkie  We all know who I’m talking about. It’s the hiker who will eat-up the opportunity to snap photos of that oozing flesh wound, exaggerate the extent of the injury, talk about how tough they are for ripping off a piece of their shirt and tying it around the wounded…read more

Slovenia’s Hidden Gem: Slemenova Spica

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When people think of European travel, they commonly will list off some of the more popular and well documented mountain ranges: the Swiss Alps, Mont Blanc, maybe even the Italian Dolomites.  But tucked away just a stone’s throw away from Venice is the beautiful country of Slovenia, which boasts the equally beautiful, albeit still remotely unheard of Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. Holiday Criteria When I think of the ideal place to backpack on holiday, I will consistently list out a few criteria: 1) epic mountain peaks, 2) many…read more

A vignette on the climbing life – “It’s good to see you”

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As I walked down the street of a small mountain town, a friend came into view. Smiles appeared on both of our faces as we got closer to each other. We hugged, and she said, “It’s good to see you.” I remember this day vividly because we had lost yet another mutual climber friend just months before, and it was hard not to be drawn back into that moment when seeing her. I replied, “It’s good to see you, too.” And she replied back, “No, I mean it, it really…read more

Hiking Like a Woman: An Interview with Rebecca Walsh

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Now, more than ever, I am proud to be a woman immersed in the outdoor culture. We are surrounded by powerful woman and woman-driven campaigns promoting the general badassery of the professional and recreational ladies of nature. My daily inspiration to get outside comes from so many, and Rebecca Walsh of Hike Like a Woman is high on that list. Her life and work are dedicated to the outdoors, and she has created an amazing community for all woman who are addicted to the trail. She’s as adventurous as they…read more

Getting Deep in Volcano Country – The Guler Ice Caves

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The Pacific Northwest is volcano country. We’re constantly reminded of this by the presence of mountains like Mount Rainier, Mount Hood, and, of course, Mount Saint Helens. Their peaks, with attendant craters, some still steaming, are always on the horizon even if the clouds sometimes hide them. However, not all the volcanic history is above ground. The mountains are full of lava tubes and many are easily accessible and ready for exploring. The Ape Caves of Mount Saint Helens are well known and there’s a National Park Service unit built…read more

Capturing the Spirit of Adventure: An Interview with Ian Fohrman

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Ian Fohrman (@iandavidf) is a Denver-based photographer, writer, director, skier, biker, hunter and jack of all trades (master of most).  Although Ian’s creative endeavors are vast, his greatest passions live amongst nature and embracing the spirit of adventure. He’s inspired and determined to make this world a better place – one story and one photo at a time.    You’ve been professionally shooting photos for 10 years now. What’s the best part of what you do?   I get to explore, capture, and share photos of some of the best…read more