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Type 2 Fun and Following the Yellow Brick Road

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There’s something about type 2 fun that fuels my mind. Every time I reach out to the outdoors, I feel as if my consciousness is like Dorothy being transported into a different world; a world where foggy views and unsettlingly burdens are unable to keep up; where me being me is all I need. So I put my red shoe(s) on and take a chance. I have created an ability to express myself though the actions I follow. Don’t get me wrong, running physically sucks for a chunk of time,…read more

How to Layer the Kids up for Winter Outings

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Getting outside as a family isn’t just limited to the heady days of summer. With the right gear and a little bit of planning, winter can be downright magical. Some families choose to haul their younger kids in enclosed trailers for skiing, hiking or snowshoeing, but many children actually prefer to be riding right in the middle of the fun on the back of a parent. The trick is keeping them warm! Framed carriers like the Deuter Kid Comfort series allow children wearing many layers to be carried easily. They’re…read more

Everybody Melts Sometimes: Dealing with a Young Adventurer Losing it on the Trail

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Adventuring with your littles is one of the greatest joys of parenthood. Whether you are hiking, backpacking, skiing or bike riding, watching your young adventurer grow and develop over the years is magical. But that magic can come at a price. In spite of the picture-perfect stories on social media most kids will, at some point, melt down on an adventure. Knowing how to defuse the situation and help your child recover is critical to having an enjoyable trip and one that they will remember positively. At 10 years old…read more

Feeling the FOMO? Confessions of an Industrious Outdoorsman

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The outdoor community can be summed up in one word…extraordinary. Countless passions blend seamlessly with countless personas. Like the places we love and explore, this community, this lifestyle…is beautiful. For some, this very drive and ambition can turn for the worst. What used to be fun is now stressful. What used to be a quest for a summit is now a quest for likes on Instagram. Like most things, these passions require balance. One thing I have always struggled with is that “off switch.” If I am not climbing, I…read more

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