December 20, 2017

A Backcountry Ranger Shares Her Passion for Wilderness

Emily Noyd in the North Cascades

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. “I’m fascinated by how we define wilderness,” says Emily Noyd, backcountry ranger in Yosemite National Park. “The concept of wilderness is so intangible, and it’s fascinating to me that to effectively govern that land we’ve […]

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December 20, 2017

A Trailblazing Wildland Firefighter Provides Training for Women

wildland firefighter

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. Bequi Livingston is an old-school badass. She spent her career fighting fires alongside the most respected crews in the West. Today, she's dedicated to training more women in backcountry firefighting. She began working with the […]

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December 20, 2017

Riding Mexico with Jeff Kendall-Weed

As the rain in Jeff’s home state of Washington began to pour down, it was time to head some place warmer and more exotic to shoot his final riding edit in 2017. Off to Mexico!
December 19, 2017

Keepers of the Outdoors: Madly in Love With the Maah Daah Hey

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. Have you ever loved something so much that you would walk 200 miles for it? Through heavy brush? With a push mower? Nick Ybarra has. "It was here that the romance of my life began." […]

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December 14, 2017

Backpacking Meals: A Gourmet Holiday Outside

Dehydrated

A real chef cooks one, and you can too!   I’m looking for a different kind of holiday this year. An escape from cityscapes. A way to reconnect with my wild roots. A chance to avoid any more holiday jingles. Although while off backpacking I might be missing out on some of the traditional festivities, […]

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December 14, 2017

High School Mountain Bike Racing Is About Much More Than Who Finishes First

In the Colorado High School Cycling League, kids discover a thousand different reasons to love riding. When I ask my son, Hatcher, what his favorite thing about his inaugural season on the Boulder High School mountain bike team was, he says, “The rice cake.” “The rice cake?” “Yes, the rice cake.” Then he describes it. […]

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December 12, 2017

3 Warm Drinks To Get You Through Winter

Mexican Hot Chocolate Final

One of the best ways to brave the deep chill of winter is with a warm cozy drink in hand. Whether you enjoy them at home or on the go, nearly every occasion can be enhanced with a nice warm beverage. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together three of our favorite warm […]

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December 12, 2017

You’re Just Scared of a Little Competish.

By Caitlin Makary “You’re just scared of a little competish” – Gob Bluth, …
December 11, 2017

What Does it Mean if a Jacket is Water Resistant?

Rain jacket in the rain

With storm season in full bluster, the need for dependable raingear develops a greater sense of urgency. If you’re shopping for a new rain jacket, you’ll quickly encounter a trio of seemingly interchangeable terms: water resistant, waterproof and water repellent. Is there really a difference between them? Spoiler alert: “Waterproof” beats “water resistant” and “waterproof/breathable” […]

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