A Grand Adventure

A Grand Adventure

Rafting the Grand Canyon was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I hope to do multiple times in my life. About a year and a half ago, I got lucky enough to pull a permit for a large private raft trip on the Grand Canyon. After months of planning,...

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In Defense of Heavy & Slow

In Defense of Heavy & Slow

Light & fast is cool. A scroll through Instagram reveals a dude bragging about how he doesn’t bring water on trail runs to avoid weight, plus tips on how to saw that cumbersome handle off your toothbrush. Light & fast has its place -- when completing an alpine climb before...

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Kayak Camp at Harriman Fjord

Kayak Camp at Harriman Fjord

So, my best friend from high school lives up in Anchorage and I tend to voyage up there every year or so to get out in the wilds and hang. We did a trip like this but on a much larger scale about four years ago; paddling 130 miles over...

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Access Limitation at Glenwood's Hanging Lake

Access Limitation at Glenwood's Hanging Lake

"It's sad any time a permit system needs to be implemented, but it's time."  The White River National Forest (CO) is the nation's most trafficked national forest, and Hanging Lake -- a National Natural Landmark -- receives an erosive amount of that traffic. After years of public overuse (an estimated 150,000 visitors...

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Brian Rasch Finds Bikepacking

Brian Rasch Finds Bikepacking

I press down and pull up hard on the pump as the pressure gauge reads 25 PSI. I strap the nylon bags to the frame, fill the bottles till they overflow, glance over the map, and check my lights. Ready for takeoff. My feet lift off the ground, pressing hard into...

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