Mountains

02/20/2017 Appalachian Trail: Baytown Nature Center by Phil

Around the first of January I began hiking 5 or 6 times per week with about 30 lbs in my back pack. The average distance each day was 10 to 12 miles. …

Trails

Good luck getting Christians to boycott football.

On Valentine’s Day, a new video created by the Ad Council and R/GA showcased a more diverse group of people on the kiss cam during the 2017 NFL Pro …

NFL

No one needs God to be good.

<b>Rev. Billy Graham</b>, whose team still puts out a syndicated religious advice column, got a question this week that required a simple answer:<p><b>The kindest</b> …

Atheism

Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Muslim-denouncing evangelist

A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month …

Religion

Evangelist Franklin Graham: God Uses “Extreme Vetting” To Decide Who Gets Into Heaven

Evangelist Franklin Graham says God uses "extreme vetting" to decide who gets into Heaven, as if that's justification for Donald Trump to do the same …

Atheism

I Have No Idea Why I Am Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I have no idea why I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail and I’m nearly in denial that I’m hiking at all. Is that normal? Please tell me it is...The post …

Appalachian Trail

SNOCRU x TWSNOW King of the Mountain Leaderboard Challenge

This season we’ve teamed up with SNOCRU to determine who will be the King, or Queen, of the Mountain this season. Ride as much vertical as you can …

Snowboarding

Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, NC

“Christmas…it’s the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amid the Glitter and busyness of the season, may you not lose sight of …

Everest VR now represents the most epic mountain climb on Oculus Rift

Sólfar Studios has launched its ground-breaking Everest VR virtual reality climbing experience on the Oculus Rift and Touch platform.<p>VR is going through its trough of disillusionment at the moment, but Everest VR could very well break even on its investment, said Thor Gunnarsson, cofounder and head …

Virtual Reality

Best Mountain Quotes to Inspire the Adventure in You

There is something humbling about mountains. Maybe it’s their tall and grandiose appearance or the initial intimidation when you cast your eyes on …

Success

A Beginners Guide To Sport Climbing Anchors

So you’re hooked on sport climbing and love the feeling of flying up bolted faces on immaculate rock. But the top of sport climbing routes can be …

Mountaineering

Billy Graham's Political Lesson

Golf was a symbol of Graham’s amity with America. Indeed, Wacker claims that hundreds of photos of Graham enjoying high-profile, high-green-fee …

Faith

California woman with rare cancer to conquer world's highest free-standing mountain

Nancy Dziedzic, of Sacramento, California, enjoyed hiking in her 20s, but she had never tackled any major mountains. Now 51 and more than three years after being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, Dziedzic is preparing to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, towering at …

Cancer

How To Get Into Climbing FAQ

So you’ve heard all the hype and want to try your hand at climbing. Maybe your friends are hitting the local crag each weekend? Maybe you saw the 60 …

Mountaineering

Baptists Clash With Franklin Graham Over His Support For Trump Travel Ban

Baptists in Puerto Rico have withdrawn support for a major rally led by Franklin Graham in San Juan this weekend, over the evangelist's endorsement …

Religion

The 10 women who are inspiring us to get outdoors in 2017

As a woman who encourages other women and people of all ages, cultures, and sizes to get outdoors, I often feel inspired by other women who are …

Women's News

Rev. Franklin Graham Reflects on Trump's Inauguration & The Future of America

Rev. Franklin Graham Reflects on Trump's Inauguration & The Future of America

Faith

Through the Looking-Glass with Henry David Thoreau

At his cabin near Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau famously kept three chairs: "one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Even when …

Henry David Thoreau

How To Lead Climb: A Practical Guide

Learning how to lead climb is to engage in one of the most intense and rewarding forms of climbing. You are responsible for protecting yourself as …

Mountaineering

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Who is Franklin Graham? Everything to know about the Trump inauguration preacher

Franklin Graham, son of controversial evangelist Billy Graham, is one of several preachers scheduled to give a reading at President-elect Donald …

Religion

How much privilege is enough for this guy?

Notoriously out of touch with reality, evangelist <b>Franklin Graham</b> didn’t disappoint on Martin Luther King Day by quoting the civil rights leader in a …

Religion

Trump Makes It Okay to Talk about the Graham Family's Dark Side

Just when you thought it was safe to pick up a newspaper, out comes the story that Billy Graham and his family are not all that they have appeared to …

Faith

6 Reasons To Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Alone

If you are currently planning your thru-hike, you may be thinking that you need to hike with someone else. This is not the case. If you hike alone, …

Appalachian Trail

Franklin Graham builds hospital for Mosul, called ‘Islamophobe’ by CAIR

A strange juxtaposition of headlines rolled through my news feed today. First, a press release from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), …

Religion

How Donald Trump is bringing Billy Graham’s complicated family back into White House circles

For decades, Billy Graham was perhaps America’s most famous religious figure, someone who could draw hundreds of thousands to evangelistic “crusades,” someone picked by president after president to pray at inaugurations. If America had a pastor, Graham was it.<p>Yet as he aged — he’s now 98 and ailing …

Religion

Are the mountains trying to kill me? 3 stages of being in the mountains

I’m scared to go into the mountains. There, I said it.<p>I’ve enjoyed some of the most incredible, inspiring, and challenging experiences in the …

Why We Climb: 10 Stories from Real Climbers on What Makes Them Drawn to Rock and Ice

<i>Why do you climb?</i> can be a tough question to answer. When we asked 10 athletes about what draws them to the rock and ice, their stories were all over …

Mountaineering

Should You Clip the Belay As Your First Lead Pro?

<b>When multi-pitch climbing, I’ve always clipped through the anchor at the belay before starting to lead up the next pitch.</b><p><b>Recently, though, a guide</b> …

Climbing

Branstad's 1978 campaign jingle will be stuck in your head for days

A piece of Iowa political history gold was recently uncovered: A commercial that aired during Gov. Terry Branstad's 1978 run for lieutenant …

Des Moines