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Disaster Style on the Sierra High Route

Disaster Style on the Sierra High Route

By Luke Nelson   |   Sep 23, 2015 September 23, 2015

By Luke Nelson There is something unnerving about waking up shivering. I rolled over and did a dozen or so push-ups in an attempt to get warm enough to fall back asleep. My commotion led to Cody pressing the light on his watch. “It’s almost 4 a.m.,” I mumbled. Read More

Red Shins

Red Shins

By Craig Holloway   |   Sep 15, 2014 September 15, 2014

Back in February, I started volunteering for the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), a nonprofit that protects open space through land acquisitions and conservation easements. They have a number of preserves scattered across the valley and the Valley View Preserve was their newest one. OVLC volunteers had already… Read More

Above: Camping along the Marsh Fork of the Canning River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. All photos by Ron Hunter.

Innovation and Wilderness

By John Wallin   |   Sep 5, 2014 September 5, 2014

I started selling fleece for Patagonia in 1993, and for six years I worked in Washington D.C., Bozeman and Reno in various customer service functions. I had a blast, learned a ton about product and people and made a network of friends who are as important to me as… Read More

The Measure of a Mountain

The Measure of a Mountain

By Steve Graepel   |   May 18, 2012 May 18, 2012

  I remember the feeling more than the sound; a palpable ‘crack’ shattered through the bones of our house. At first we thought it was a car accident or maybe a gas explosion, but as we looked out the bay window to the north, we knew it was far worse…… Read More

[Above: The author jogs up to Cache Col from Cascade Pass. All photos courtesy of Steve Graepel]

The Ptarmigan Traverse

By Steve Graepel   |   Feb 2, 2012 February 2, 2012

Scott scrambles up to Cache Col and drops his pack besides mine. We’ve been moving just over two hours since the trailhead and have stopped to get our first glimpse at the route before us. Our goal is the Ptarmigan Traverse – a 35-mile off-piste, haute route traversing the… Read More

Backyard Adventures: The Sawtooth Traverse

Backyard Adventures: The Sawtooth Traverse

By Steve Graepel   |   Jul 29, 2009 July 29, 2009

Central Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain Range offer a stellar backyard for Steve Graepel’s adventures. A Boise resident, he wedges his endurance training around family and a full-time job. His Backyard Adventure gives us a glimpse at a beautiful section of country to be included in one of his… Read More

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