Our minds can’t escape the beautiful Pacific Northwest trail runs. So we couldn’t resist creating a top five list of trail runs that never disappoint and the views to back it up. We’re betting that trail running started in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, San Franciscan’s might point to the Mill Valley based Dipsea raceContinue reading

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With a brand new approach to rainwear, Columbia provides active outdoors people with the gear to help them enjoy the outdoors longer. To the dismay of umbrellas across the country, Columbia Sportswear has introduced to the public our new rainwear technology, OutDry Extreme. We’v created the first waterproof, ultra-breathable jacket with an outer waterproof membrane forContinue reading

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We love historic highways. From Route 66 to The Cumberland Gap, roads wind their way through our country’s history. Many of these paths started out as footpaths or wagon trails—some take the line of least resistance, others, like Colorado’s Pike’s Peak Road, follow tortuous geographic contours in an effort to reach their destination. In 2016,Continue reading

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Columbia searched through thousands of candidates to find two employees who embody toughness. They had to be mentally tough, physically tested, and great storytellers. But more than anything, they had to be up for an unknown adventure. We asked candidates “What makes you think you’re our Director of Toughness?” The answers were varied. Though, theContinue reading

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Zach Doleac is an adventure travel and sports photographer (and full-time outdoor junkie) born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He grew up banging keys on the piano, spitting seeds on a baseball diamond, and exploring the great outdoors with the Boy Scouts of America. At 18, he discovered photography and hasn’t been able toContinue reading

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