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Swimming the Ka’ie’ie Waho Channel

Swimming the Ka’ie’ie Waho Channel

By Mike Spalding   |   Apr 13, 2011 April 13, 2011

This story comes from Patagonia friend Mike Spalding about the swim he and some friends did from O’ahu to Kaua’i last fall. -Ed The Ka’ie’ie Waho Channel from O’ahu to Kaua’i is the longest between the main Hawaiian Islands at 72 miles. No one has swum it: Obstacles like… Read More

Don’t Wait for Good, Go Find It

Don’t Wait for Good, Go Find It

By localcrew   |   Mar 7, 2011 March 7, 2011

There always something unpleasant in the news. Worse, this queue of sad stories is never-ending; the high notes don't last long before they're pushed off the front page to make way for the latest updates about unfolding unrest of some kind or another. That makes news like the kind we're… Read More

Picture Story: Imagine The Pasayten

Picture Story: Imagine The Pasayten

By John Scurlock   |   Jan 26, 2011 January 26, 2011

Pacific Northwest climbers know John Scurlock for his stunning mountain images. His aerial photos have contributed to countless adventures, providing inspiration and aid to climbers looking to hone-in on details of remote peaks. John is a paramedic by trade, and a photographer and pilot by obsession (he’s working… Read More

R.I.P., Shoe Tree

R.I.P., Shoe Tree

By Old School   |   Jan 19, 2011 January 19, 2011

Back in 1986, Life magazine christened the 250 miles of US Highway 50 between Fallon and Ely, Nevada with the moniker “The Loneliest Road in America.” In a classic example of turning lemons into lemonade the Nevada Department of Tourism seized on the title and… Read More

Your Rad Dad Stories – Hip Mountain Biker

Your Rad Dad Stories – Hip Mountain Biker

By Dan Moore   |   Jul 2, 2010 July 2, 2010

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Dan Moore, down in southern Utah. Dan sent us this story in response to our request to “Tell Us About Your Rad Dad.” Last week’s featured submission was from a young lady whose discovery of herself and the outdoors… Read More

To Swim or Not to Swim

To Swim or Not to Swim

By Enviro editor   |   Jun 21, 2010 June 21, 2010

We’ve received some phone calls and emails from concerned readers regarding a photograph Patagonia published in our Summer catalog, page 50. The photo by Morgan Hoesterey (shown here) is of Sanja du Plessis freediving off Oahu. Near her, are several spinner dolphins. The people who wrote and… Read More

Backyard Adventures: Backyard World

Backyard Adventures: Backyard World

Jan 12, 2010 January 12, 2010

A little over a year ago, we invited readers to submit stories of their own Backyard Adventures and announced a deadline of January 9th, 2009. Here we are in 2010, and still (happily) receiving submissions. The most recent is this beautiful audio slideshow from father… Read More

Dirtbag Fitness

Dirtbag Fitness

Nov 15, 2007 November 15, 2007

What is "fitness," exactly? Trainers, elite athletes, and the polished exercise-club crowd have one idea. It involves things like resting heart rate, VO2 Max, reps-per-minute, lactate thresholds . . . lots of numbers. The “fitness” they’re talking about can be measured, quantified, and presumably, understood once the right numbers have… Read More

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