girl wearing pink outdry extreme jacket near a waterfall

Answer: Stand in the rain. We are only semi-kidding. We all know that our rain gear works hard to keep us dry and protected in the worst conditions. But like any of your outdoor gear, there comes a point when your rain jacket needs to be looked after in order to maintain its waterproof properties.

Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco

  Don’t want to leave the city to trail run? Well, here are a few urban trail runs that every trail runner needs to know. Urban environments afford a host of glories: world-class museums, haute cuisine, shops with smartly curated collections of products, and—yes—more than a few $20 cocktails. But all those options can also

fly over chamonix

Do you think you have what it takes to be UTMB® tough? Trail runners from around the world come together to test themselves in one of the toughest mountain races in the world. This August, the mad world of ultra trail running will descend on Chamonix, France. Starting in this small mountain town tucked away in

Daybreak over Heber Valley and the Wasatch Mountains

If you are a trail runner and want a challenge, look no further than these top trail relay races. While putting together our series of interviews with the Columbia athletes who are running this year’s Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, one thing became evident. Well, several things: they love trail running, love competing, and admit

zach doleac taking a photo

We want to share your adventures. Writers, photographers and creators, we’d love to work with you to share your stories with our active, outdoor loving Columbia community. “Where the sidewalk ends, the good life begins.” Our readers are as passionate about the outdoors as you are. They climb mountains, cross deserts, salute the sun, embrace the rain, swim, surf,

Walking a trail on national trails day

National Trails Day is on June 4th. Don’t get stuck inside this year and discover local events near you. National Trails Day is held every year the first Saturday in June. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our magnificent trail system throughout the country. The day features a series of outdoor activities designed to promote and

Lightning thunderstorm during the night

  Organizations and companies are teaming up to offer some advice and tips on how to stay safe during a thunderstorm. The arrival of spring usually brings with it unstable weather and this means thunderstorm activity. Even in the summer, afternoon thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the mountains. So how do you keep yourself safe