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If Your Ski Boots Are Giving You Grief, Try This Before You Buy a Replacement

My second favorite activity, after skiing, is whining. Specifically, whining about my boots. As in skiing, there’s infinite opportunity for …

Skiing

Opinion: Interior Department Moves to Sell Off Public Lands

Next month, hundreds of corporate representatives will sit down at their computers, log in to something called EnergyNet, and bid, eBay style, for …

Forests

Sasha DiGiulian Tries Ice Climbing on For Size

When people think of the midwest, they don’t often think about outdoor adventure. But some of the burliest ice climbing in the United States can be …

Climbing

Oiselle Revolutionizes Fit and Feel of Women’s Running Apparel

The first item I wore from Oiselle, a brand founded by women, for women, was a sports bra. Three sports bras, actually—I overhauled my underwear …

Clothing

It’s for You—It’s the Atacama Desert Calling

Oh, hello there. You caught me right in the middle of packing. For Atacama. Inhospitable and dry? Sure, but so? It’s freaking beautiful. As Osprey’s …

Chile

America’s Protected Lands Deliver the Bucks

I recently joined friends for an excursion into western Prince William Sound, a federally protected Alaskan landscape. My friends work for …

Forests

This Van Conversion Project Is Not What You Think

I recently embarked on a serious van conversion experiment. For my project, I used the following kit: One diesel van, large enough for two, fitted …

RVs

Weekend Cabin: An Old Croatian Dance Hall Turned Dreamy Ski Lodge

In the early 1900s, the Croatian Hall hosted legendary four-day long weddings and rowdy nights of drinking and dancing for the Croatian miners who …

Skiing

Can These Packable “Boots” Actually Hike?

When flying somewhere with specific, serious wilderness exploits in mind you pack nothing but the most trusted backcountry footwear you own. Duh. …

Backpacking

How I Cope With the Junk Show That Is Today’s Political-Environmental Climate

How are you doing? I confess that I’m having a rough time. Everything I care about is under attack by the regime in power. Whether it’s wilderness …

Climate

Make the Journey Meaningful

Emil Eklöv is a musician, wanderer, storyteller, and adventurer based in Sweden. In this little mini-biopic, part of a series by Millican bags, he …

Sweden

How to Run 100 Miles

Jayson and I were in a coffee shop in Denver in October 2016 talking about the idea of running a 100-mile race, and I said if we did it, I was going …

Adventure Travel

States Come Together to Flex Outdoor Recreation’s Power

The Outdoor Retailer trade show moved from Utah to Colorado in protest of the Beehive State’s antagonism toward public lands. This you probably know. …

Outdoors

The Long Trail to the River Camp

I ride along a narrow trail, racing the dark, following the river. I’m not sure where I am and I’m not sure it matters. The only reality is the trail …

Hiking

Meet the World’s Best Belayer

Been meaning to share this with you guys for ages: It’s a spot-on mockumentary about the world’s best rope slave, except he’s no slave at all but …

Climbing

Lynsey Dyer, Unfiltered

It was a sunny, high-pressure January day in Jackson Hole, and Lynsey Dyer was late. I’d been squinting into the sun for thirty minutes, trying to …

Skiing

Our Favorite Wind Jacket for the Trail

Trailrunning or hiking asskicking trails in the winter, in areas of the country that aren’t typically snowed over and freezing, can present a bit of …

Camping

Survival Tips for Wet Weather Skiing

Mt. Baker is famous for a few things: deep snow, rowdy terrain, and wet weather. I moved up here for the season, and it’s been a lesson in avoiding …

Backpacking

The Importance of Skiing After Getting Hurt…and in Life

My skis and boots arrived on a pallet, along with everything else I owned. Aside from the lightly packed backpack I carried to Minnesota and whatever …

Skiing

Mountain Hardwear’s New Tunnel Tent

Every single tent shape has advantages and disadvantages, depending on what the weather is like, if there is enough soil for tent stakes or …

Backpacking

Watch: Surfing Nazare at its Biggest

The forecast called for one of the biggest days of surf ever at Nazaré, and the waters off of Praia do Norte did not disappoint. On January 18, Maya …

Big Wave Surfing

A Tumultuous 2018 for the National Parks Continues With Removal of Free Entrance Days

It’s been a rough year for just about every government department, but the National Park Service, which is profoundly underfunded and overworked, has …

National Parks

Revelstoke Mountain Guide Christina Lustenberger Skis First Descent in BC - adventure journal

Lustenberger skis the first descent of Black Friar in British Columbia<p>Christina Lustenberger isn’t your average ex-ski racer. After tearing her ACL …

Skiing

The Top 5 Reminders of You in Lander, Wyoming

We got to talk on the phone for the first time in a month on my birthday. Thanks for calling! I get so excited to see the 13-digit satellite phone …

RVs

‘Mind-Blowing’ Ancient Mayan City Found—With Lasers

If you’ve spent much, or any time, really, tramping around the jungles of Central America, you know that they’re dense enough to conceal practically …

Archaeology

Bear Ears, Grand Staircase Reduced, Now Open to Mining Claims

A who’s who of environmental groups and outdoor brands are suing the Trump administration for its reduction of the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand …

Forests

What the West Looks Like When Women Are Telling the Stories

For years, starry-eyed initiates to the West’s backcountry have packed along classics like John Muir’s <i>My First Summer in the Sierra</i>, Edward Abbey’s</i> …

Joan Didion

Pow Surf 101 Puts the Flow In, Um, Flow

An argument can be made for the joys of low-angle powder, but who wants to argue when the powder riding is so element? No bindings, no problem.

Extreme Sports

Opinion: The Outdoor Industry’s Inclusion Problem

I never anticipated ever attending the Outdoor Retailer trade show. And yet, before doing so, many issues surrounding the topic of inclusion have …

PAVE

Meet the First Guy to Chuck a Bomb at an Avalanche Hazard

In Alta, Utah, when heavy storms blow in, snow safety experts fire a 105mm recoilless rifles across the highway to blast unstable snow off the steep …

Skiing