The American outdoor dream works like this: You love the outdoors. You travel to cool places and learn exceptional skills. Then you share your love of nature with someone else. Often that someone else is a child to whom you pass down your wisdom, passion, and appreciation for nature. But is it that easy? Yes!Continue reading

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Hiking guidebooks and websites typically do all the hard work for you–at least in terms of helping you choose your next trail. Most break ’em down by level of difficulty (defined by length, elevation gain/loss, and technical terrain), as well as other factors like waterfalls, rivers, overlooks, and crowds. But when you engage with aContinue reading

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So you’ve visited all the cool mountain towns in the U.S. and are weary of the crowds, glitz, and expense. Here’s an awesome destination that you may never have heard of: Kananaskis Country, Alberta (Canada). While most tourists who flock to the picturesque Canadian Rockies head for Banff, those in the know set their sightsContinue reading

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By now you’ve probably packed away your winter gear and transitioned into warm-weather pursuits. Camping, biking, hiking, running, doing absolutely nothing except reveling in the warmth of the sun. Except some — the same who leave their new skis leaning in a corner of their bedroom — are suffering a long withdrawal that only timeContinue reading

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A totally new approach to rainwear. Rain happens. And depending on where you live, it can happen quite often. As an outdoor company born in the often stormy and grey Pacific Northwest in 1938, we’ve had ample opportunity to get to know the rain on a very personal basis. Whether it’s a multi-day hike or a trip aroundContinue reading

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