This week on Gert’s Garage, we talk Macklemore, OutDry Extreme ECO Jacket and share our favorite plastic bottle recycling hacks. Inside The Episode: From the studio to the stage, Macklemore is Tested Tough. The iconic Pacific Northwest hip hop artist shares his love for his hometown, the outdoors, and Mount Rainier National Park. What’s aContinue reading

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In the middle of summer, the Yukon doesn’t seem like such an unforgiving place—the sun is warm, the days are long, everything is green and the flowers are in bloom. In the middle of winter, however, it’s a much different story. The sun does not warm you and getting wet could mean death. At 40Continue reading

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There are only a few places on Earth as wild and magnificent as Canada’s Yukon. The vast territory is about the size of California, and home to fewer than 40,000 people, nearly 30,000 of who live in the historic town of Whitehorse. That means there you are pretty much guaranteed an adventure without crowd—just youContinue reading

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Three Tips to Finding the Best Place to Ski on a Resort Nothing registers more excitement than getting to the top of a mountain and priming for your first run at a new ski resort. The entire landscape lies before you, a maze of interconnecting trails, chairlifts, gondolas, cat tracks, and the heavenly shelter ofContinue reading

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At Columbia we’re passionate about the outdoors. Five years ago our friends at the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance asked if we could help support nonprofit organizations around the U.S. devoted to furthering outdoor education and conservation in their neighborhood. Of course, we jumped at the chance to help ensure the places we hike, run, fish, paddle,Continue reading

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Like many hopefuls, I’ve spent hours in front of the computer trying to plot the best day, time or month to get a view of the illusive Northern Lights. In fact, when we were in Iceland, while the crew slept, I was sitting alone in the cold just waiting for my opportunity to capture theContinue reading

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