We all know that dogs make all outdoor activities better. But if you take them out of familiar surroundings—like heading into the backcountry (or even a car-camping site), they can be a little anxious. As with any other activity or desired behavior, you need to train your dog to be a good camper. But withContinue reading

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THIS WEEK’S @COLUMBIA1938 INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE WAS JUDGED BY OUR FRIENDS AT THE OCEAN FOUNDATION The challenge is dedicated to preserving our precious oceans and protecting what we love: #ChooseYourCurrent  The Ocean Foundation is a unique community foundation with a mission to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments aroundContinue reading

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Summer is coming and in many places across the country, we can expect temperatures to regularly soar into the triple digits. In places like Death Valley National Park, temperatures reaching 134 degrees Fahrenheit are not unheard of. But don’t let the heat send you running for the nearest air conditioned mall–here are some tips onContinue reading

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“I thought Las Vegas was ugly,” said Germaine, “but we hiked out to that little waterfall, I didn’t think we had stuff like that in Vegas.” Though it only took twenty minutes to drive out to the trailhead from Germaine’s school, the day we spent with Outside Las Vegas and Leaders in Training was hisContinue reading

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You know that feeling you get when you step off an airplane somewhere exotic and the warm air hits you square in the face…? Well that’s how this latest Directors of Toughness testing mission started, after leaving the wind and rain in Portland behind us. Co-Director of Toughness, Faith Briggs and I arrived in LasContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness put our gear to the test in the extreme and unrelenting heat of Death Valley National Park. Here are their top picks for surviving the heat: FAITH BRIGGS WOMEN’S TITAN ICE™ HOODIE: Built with sweat-wicking, super-cooling technology and 4-way comfort stretch, this sleek performance hoodie keeps you cool and dry on steepContinue reading

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