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Mike Colpo 1975-2011 – Raising our Glasses to Localcrew

Mike Colpo 1975-2011 – Raising our Glasses to Localcrew

Dec 22, 2011 December 22, 2011

Mike Colpo, associate editor of this blog and frequent contributor (as “localcrew”), died suddenly on December 7 while trail running on his lunch hour near the Patagonia Distribution Center in Reno. He was 36. [Above: Mike and Skeena share some love. East Humboldt Range, Nevada. Photo: Old… Read More

Of Marmots and Men

Of Marmots and Men

By Old School   |   Aug 13, 2010 August 13, 2010

Every year, some friends and I converge on an really cool spot near Yosemite where we hike six miles carrying absurdly heavy packs and eat crazy amounts of really good food. Over the years, the only down side to this idyllic spot has been the parking. And by parking… Read More

Cochamó

Cochamó

By Patrick “Patch” Wilson   |   Jan 25, 2016 January 25, 2016

In early 2014, I spent some time exploring the coastline around southern Chile looking for waves and generally just checking out a place that I had always wanted to visit. I ended up heading as far south as Chiloe which is the first island on the coast of where… Read More

Baring our souls to each other in single file conversations. Photo: Colleen Gentemann

How to Disconnect for Deeper Connection

By Cassidy Randall   |   Nov 30, 2017 November 30, 2017

“Disconnect to connect,” Leah Evans says to us, 13 total strangers standing in a circle at a remote trailhead in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains. We’re about to embark on the inaugural Airplane Mode Camp led by Evans and her dream team of experts: Madeleine… Read More

Fastpacking the Pacific Crest Trail

Fastpacking the Pacific Crest Trail

Jul 22, 2009 July 22, 2009

Patagonia Customer Service Rep, Adam Bradley, aka “krudmeister,” aka“El Monstro” has been taking some time off this summer to do a little hikingalong the Pacific Crest Trail. Before he left, we’d asked himif he wouldn’t mind sending updates. His reply: “Well, I guess, but I don’t… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Shorts: Knees and Weather Permitting

Dirtbag Diaries Shorts: Knees and Weather Permitting

Jul 28, 2009 July 28, 2009

Host Fitz Cahall introduces today's Dirtbag Diaries Short before hitting the road for a well-deserved summer break: Some of us were lucky enough to hoist a bulging pack onto our shoulders, stumble into the mountains and return changed at a young age. Some of us heard the… Read More

Desert Lover

Desert Lover

May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

Words and photos by John Bryant Baker As the sunlight makes its way to my face, I can see my breath as it leaves my mouth and slowly rises into the crisp cold air. From atop this sandstone dome, my 360 degree view is uninterrupted. Wilderness stretches out across… Read More

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