Ninja Star: Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody

It’s funny looking back on how I acquired the Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody. A few years ago, a friend had bought one and wouldn’t shut up about how much he loved the lightweight,… Continue reading

Climbers Come Together

The long hike up to Mount Washington’s Henderson Ridge this past weekend gave me a lot of time to think. In between trying to keep up with fast-moving friends, catch my breath, and… Continue reading

Treat Your Feet—Ellsworth Socks

When putting together a reliable and functional outdoor kit, the average person’s thoughts drift toward the sexier items first. Brightly colored rain shells using important sounding materials such as Gore-Tex, Pertex, and Hyvent are usually… Continue reading

Finding Fun Amongst Rumney Crowds

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” –Shakespeare With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, making a decision about what to do was conflicting. I desperately wanted to get outside and into… Continue reading

August Wrap Up

“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.” ―Hunter S. Thompson This summer has seemingly… Continue reading

Rest Daze

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstien Finding balance in life is hard. With outdoor sports, I typically devote myself to a singular… Continue reading

The Economics of the Outdoors

The dirtbag nature of many outdoor people is often noticeable upon first meeting them before any climbing, skiing, or venturing into the mountains even takes place. Arriving in the parking lot, you will… Continue reading

The Drive

We talk about drive a lot in outdoor sports—the drive to train, to get better, and to get faster in order to accomplish our often audacious mountain-related goals. It’s that drive that gets… Continue reading

The Right Direction

“What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?” –Jack Kerouac The other day, while scrolling through Facebook and avoiding the growing pile of work on my desk, I stumbled across… Continue reading

The Carrot not the Stick

The other day at the rock gym, a friend asked me how I was lucky enough to meet a girl who shares so many of my interests. The truth is that I did… Continue reading

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