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Eric Pollard picks a nice spot to chill. Virginia Lakes, California. Photo: Andrew Miller

“The Last Hill:” A Film About Getting There Slowly

By Max Hammer   |   Dec 20, 2017 December 20, 2017

We were off-the-couch bikers, versed in miles per hour, not miles per day. After seven days of biking to ski, we needed a rest day. Hot springs mandatory. We remembered a shortcut to the Green Church pools, which was 9 miles shorter than the highway route. Shortcuts—with deeply rutted, washboard… Read More

Fall Catalog 1994. Photo: John Russell

The Reward Of Risk: Building Confidence In Kids

By Patagonia   |   Aug 24, 2018 August 24, 2018

Patagonia has offered corporate-sponsored on-site child care since 1983. The Great Pacific Child Development Center, GPCDC for short, is where infants and children spend their days crawling, running, climbing and exploring, mostly outdoors, while their parents work. We wanted to tell the story of GPCDC, so we published … Read More

Photo: Patagonia Books

The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands

By Dale Hope   |   Jun 20, 2017 June 20, 2017

The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands is the most colorful and complete book published on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt. The following excerpt is from chapter two, “Tailor Shops to Factory Pioneers.” In the late 1920s, most visitors to Waikiki beachside… Read More

Photo: Carl Zoch

Photos of a Quick-and-Dirty Crested Butte Bike Trip

By Carl Zoch   |   Mar 17, 2017 March 17, 2017

We were craving it: fresh ribbons of single track, grinding climbs, white-knuckle descents, solitude, dirt. Four friends, four loaded bikes (rush-packed, survival-style), vague plan, limited time. The consensus was to leave it wide open and see where the trail might lead in a condensed time frame. Not a month. It… Read More

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