First things first—go to Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland and get the required selfie. Multnomah Falls is arguably the most-photographed body of water in the area, the iconic 620-foot-high falls live up to their reputation, and while you’re there some of the guaranteed tourists behind by hiking 1.2 miles up to the high platform.Continue reading

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Part of the allure of the great beyond is getting away from everything and everyone (work included–we’re looking at you, Gert!). And even though modern technology (smart devices, SAT phones, message-carrying drones!) makes it hard to really escape, it’s still important to at least make the effort. In pursuit of that goal, here are someContinue reading

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This week on Gert’s Garage we talk The Yukon, catch up with the Directors of Toughness and get lost with Silent Mike. Inside the episode: The Directors of Toughness fly to the Yukon with one mission in mind: Survive. Watch it now. Want to watch the Columbia Sportswear TV spot that inspired our Silent MikeContinue reading

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  As a world-class brand, Columbia is committed to working with world-class finished goods and raw materials suppliers. We only work with vendors that share our values of fair and ethical treatment of workers, safe working conditions, transparency, and sustainable manufacturing practices. In 2015, the Columbia brand worked with 281 independent finished goods suppliers inContinue reading

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Ouray, Colorado Where to Climb: Ouray Ice Park. This canyon is an ice climber’s paradise! It is filled with over 200 manmade ice and mixed climbs. Most climbs are within a 15-minute walk from the park entrance and thanks to efforts by the volunteers over the past year, almost all climbs now feature permanent anchor chains.Continue reading

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  Ice is Nice—Even When You Are Sleeping Ice is beautiful. It glistens in the sun and glows in the moonlight. Most of us have walked on ice, slipped on ice, climbed ice or asked for more ice in our cocktails. But there’s nothing like sleeping in ice. Igloos have been around for thousands ofContinue reading

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