Now that the weather has shifted, it’s easiest to stay inside until the sun regains its rightful place in the sky. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real, and one of the best ways to negate its affects is by getting outside, despite the weather. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who hit the trails each summer, it might be worth it to try … Continue reading Winter Hiking Basics
I love a good, relevant climbing article, and the guys over at TensionClimbing, nailed it. With a keyboard and blank screen, they set out to write “The Rules” of climbing with the intention of making us all better climbers. My favorite, by far, is #6, mostly because I need to constantly be reminded of it (even if it really is a high-gravity day…) RULE #6: … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #11
“Don’t try to change the world, find something that you love And do it every day Do that for the rest of your life And eventually, the world will change.” ––Growing Up, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Millennials get a lot of flack. We’re dubbed lazy, entitled, useless. Our work ethic is questioned, our desire to live in vans reviled, and our love for the … Continue reading Conquistadors of the Useless, or Pursuers of Passion?
Outdoor Retailer came, and then it was gone, nearly as fast as that. My first OR experience was a collision of ideas, free beer, and networking. The week started on Tuesday where I attended Camber Outdoors “Pitchfest.” Pitchfest exists for female entrepreneurs to get their product/business in front of a board of influential members in the outdoor community. Each finalist had five minutes to give … Continue reading Outdoor Retailer: Condensed Overview
They say nature heals. For 24-year-old Alexis Alzadeh, nature saves. After being sent from Atlanta to Utah for detox and rehab, Alexis discovered parts of herself she never knew existed––like the desire to ski, summit mountains, and climb rocks. Moving to Utah and completing her recovery program included “setting fire to the old parts of [her] that no longer worked.” This poignant and powerful essay shows, … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #10
There’s a lot of hype right now in the outdoor world about women in the outdoors. And for good reason. The tides are finally changing, and woman are stepping into bold new roles. We’re seeing more women in the outdoors, more women (and men!) advocating for women in the outdoors, and more non-profits, organizations, and companies dedicated to woman than I can keep track of. … Continue reading Is the Future Female?
Learning to lead climb opens up options because you no longer have to rely on someone else to establish the route. Continue reading Why You Should Learn to Lead Climb
The Down to Earth expedition is doing something the world needs a lot more of: using passion to influence change. Michaela Precourt is a visionary, she hopes for the children of the future, and wants to “instill hope back into education.” This hope lead her to found this expedition where she and a team of athletes are creating real-life curriculum through studying the effects of … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #9
Who’s favorite thing about hiking is finding trash on the trails? It’s such a far cry from the truth, and yet a common issue throughout our trail networks. With the uptick of users in the front and backcountry, there needs to be an uptick in education. In Utah, the proximity to the foothills and the Wasatch front make access easy for virtually everybody in the … Continue reading Basics and Importance of LNT
Tis the season for outdoor barbecues, sunset beers, and camping! As a vegetarian (or someone trying to cut down on their red meat consumption), it’s easy to feel left out when the grill master is yells out “Order up!” for all the hot dogs, burgers, and bacon he’s just grilled to perfection. Have no fear! There is food for you yet my dear herbivores! Aside … Continue reading 7 Foods to Grill that Aren’t Meat