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In 2008 the National Forest Service designated the upper part of the Path of the Pronghorn migration route as the country’s first designated wildlife corridor. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act seeks to build on this legacy. Photo: Joe Riis
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Kelly gearing up for his first climb since fall. Photo: Cordes Collection

Big Boy and the Pink Tape Route

By Kelly Cordes   |   May 12, 2011 May 12, 2011

Over the years and all of these injuries, I’ve learned some things about success and failure. I’ve learned that there is one way, indisputable and proven through the ages, to ensure success. You lower your expectations. And so on my first day back climbing two weeks ago, I scanned… Read More

Fighting Forty – Part One

Fighting Forty – Part One

Dec 1, 2010 December 1, 2010

It's tough to say who's been getting more exercise lately, Kelly Cordes or his insurance policy. TCL regulars might remember his recent injury, a dislocation he wrote about back in October. As the surgery date approaches, Kelly's found himself in a pensive mood. Today we offer the first in a… Read More

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

Photo: Steven Gnam

Following Wolverines

By Steven Gnam   |   Nov 15, 2016 November 15, 2016

A thousand feet below my perch on the cliffs, I see movement on the glacier. I raise my telephoto lens and watch as an animal runs across the blue ice, jumping over crevasses. It doesn’t slow when the glacier gets steeper, it digs its claws in, climbs around the bergschrund… Read More

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In honor of our dear colleague, Holger Bismann

In honor of our dear colleague, Holger Bismann

By Casey Sheahan   |   Oct 21, 2011 October 21, 2011

I write to convey the news of the passing of our dear friend and wonderful colleague, Holger Bismann. Although you wouldn't have known it by the way Holger's exceptionally positive attitude prevailed through the challenge of his recent health issues, he had been ill for the… Read More

Product Testing – Capilene Comparison

Product Testing – Capilene Comparison

Mar 23, 2007 March 23, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a new item… Read More

Secret Weapon

Secret Weapon

By Brittany Griffith   |   Mar 31, 2011 March 31, 2011

“Remember that spicy, peanuty sesame noodle thing you make? We want that again!” requested Sue this past spring. Sue had allowed me to stay in her house in Yosemite West for no less than 37 weeks over the course of a decade, and although it had been a… Read More

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The No Resolution Resolution

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jan 3, 2012 January 3, 2012

“What’s your New Year’s Resolution?” folks ask. They don’t really ask me, though, because I’m wary of holiday parties (depends on how much booze is there) and go, Huh? Is that like a “five-year plan” or whatever? I heard a person recently talking about how ten is the new five,… Read More

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

Dec 3, 2007 December 3, 2007

W’s Tosh Crew Neck Sweater.  W’s Wailer Skirt.  W’s Trench Town Hoody Jacket/Pants. Do the names of those products prompt anything to come to mind for you?  As a long time fan of reggae music and particularly, the collective and individual members of The Wailers, I… Read More

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