The Wisdom of Chouinard: An Excerpt from ‘Some Stories’

In new collection, Yvon Chouinard waxes about everything from climbing to surfing to cooking to business, and spins some terrific yarns along the way. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

How About a Round of Applause for Adult Newbs?

I remember my first time snowboarding like it was yesterday. I borrowed a hand-me-down onesie, two sizes too big, black with patches of neon blue on the arms, day-glo pink on the legs. My rental boots were too small, the snowboard a battered, chipped thing. I waved goodbye to my … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

‘Accidental Adventurer’ Barbara Washburn

Quite a climber. Quite a life. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Everest is, Uh, Crowded This Season

Nirmal Purja posted this stunning picture to his Facebook page this morning. A line of…hundreds? of climbers ascending toward Everest’s Hillary Step during a brief window in the weather. It looks fake, but apparently is very real. I waited in a shorter line to buy Avengers: Endga … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Dirtbag Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict and “dirtbag” don’t normally go in the same sentence, hollandaise being a rarified French sauce and all. But this recipe takes a brunch staple and makes it a backcountry kitchen possibility. It’s just 9 ingredients that altogether weigh about two pounds. Not too bad … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

How Pizza, Bikes, and Passion Helped Build a Fruita Community

Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller came to Fruita for the outdoor adventure—then they helped build a community. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Can Minn’s Boundary Waters Be Saved From Mining and the White House?

The Boundary Waters wilderness areas in Minnesota are once again threatened by mining. In a region that needs good jobs, the pristine wilderness may lose out to the short-term gain of resource extraction. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Take to the Wing With Remote Alaskan Bush Plane Jockeys

Planes with skis, planes with floats, planes with big meaty off-road tires. In Alaska, getting around the state largely means relying on one of those three aircraft types. It also means needing a rugged little spitfire of a plane that can shrug off hideous weather and hasty landi … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Nissan Reminds Us the Frontier Exists With Rad New Off-Road Build

This might be the best brand new overlanding rig you can get for $40k. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Hōkūleʻa Has Sailed 40,000 Miles Guided Only By the Wind and Stars

New film shows the magic and history when the Hawaiian sailing canoe, the Hōkūleʻa, covered 40,000 miles guided only by ancient navigation techniques. We spoke with filmmaker Nāʻālehu Anthony about the incredible voyage. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

This Rare Footage of 1977 Half Dome Hang Glider Flight is Awesome

Gotta be quite a feeling, that. Loading up on the roof of Half Dome, pausing briefly, then flinging themselves over the edge, pilot and skydiver Rich Piccirilli, together with Jim Hanbury and Brian Johnson, experienced one hell of a thrill in the ’77 hang gliding and skydiving mi … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Dude Summits Everest Twice in a Week, Adds to His Record Rooftime

Kami Rita Sherpa has climbed to the top of Everest a mind-blowing 24 times in the last 25 years. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Stuff We Cram Into Our Backpacks Last-Second at the Trailhead

Totally dispensable, but personally indispensable camp gear that Team AJ can't leave behind. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Time to Get Way Into Bikerafting

Three of our fave things: Mountain biking, rafting, and New Zealand's South Island. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

You’re Gonna Wanna Ride Arkansas’ Tough, Rad New Cycling Route

Arkansas is a budding cycling draw for a reason. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Why I Freedive

Like any niche sport or subculture, the factors that motivate people to freedive are manifold, and deeply personal: competition, adventure, community, self-expression, mindfulness, and self-realization, to name but a few. For me, it’s all about connecting with the ocean, interact … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

The BLM Has Stripped Pro-Conservation Language From Official Pressers

The BLM has swapped language about conserving public lands for language focusing on the economic value of those lands in official comms. Cynical cynical shift in tone, or pragmatic approach? | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Should We Start Thinking About Last Ascents Instead of First Ones?

As climate change begins to affect access to high places, "last ascents" may become a new reality. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

The New Garmin Overlander Sure Looks Like a Worthy Off-Road Nav System

First look at Garmin's rugged new GPS unit for your off-roading pleasure. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Monsoons of the West

Yeah, there’s little better than the smell as the first drops of a summer storm smack hot, parched earth. Or sizzling pavement. The electric crackle of thunder, the quickening of the wind, then wave after wave of cascading rain. Beauty, power, life, all at once. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Outdoor Industry Fights Back as Trump Further Escalates Trade War

Gear companies warn President Trump that his tariffs could devastate the outdoor industry. And yes, the price of everything is about to go up. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

An Illustrated Guide to…Well, Everything in the Backcountry

Cordage from plants? Animal trapping? Navigating based on tree rings? It's all in here. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Jim Fowler Taught Us to Love Wildlife and the Wild Life

When I learned of Jim Fowler’s death last week, a stream of images flowed through my mind in black and white. A wildebeest running before a stripped-down helicopter with men hanging from open canopies. A gator—or was it a croc?—thrashing in a muddy swamp, flinging aside the men t … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Meet the 70ish Overlander and Her Land Rover That Rules All Others

TerriAnn Wakeman is the Overlander's Overlander with the Land Rover to Rule All Land Rovers. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Stop Telling Women Not to Go Into the Backcountry Alone

It's not the wilderness that's a threat to females, it's what you find in the frontcountry: people | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Be Flattened by the Beauty of Flathead National Forest

The Your Forests Your Future group is back with another short that will have you packing your bags for a public lands excursion. This time, it’s Montana’s Flathead National Forest. 2.4 million acres of mountain terrain filled with bears, fish, wolves, even lynx. 1 million of thos … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

We Can Stop Climate Change—Just Have to Plant a Trillion Trees

One of the most promising solutions to carbon storage is also one of the simplest. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Life on the Fly: On the Trail of the California Golden Trout

Chasing one of the most beautiful, unique, hard to find trout in the world can be a metaphor for a life chasing adventure. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

There is Nothing More Important Than Craftsmanship—Even for Toast

You laugh, but really, on a chilly morning in a cabin, coffee on, magical day ahead, a well-crafted piece of toast is an artform. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Unique LED Book Lamp is Kinda Perfect for Car Camping

It's a lamp that looks like a book that's somehow perfect for camping. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

We Have a New 2,700-Mile Bikepacking Route Through the Majestic West

Mountain biker and geology professor Kurt Refsnider and his team unveil spanking new 2,700-mile dream bike route through the American West. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

A Guest Blog from John Muir*

Who better to inspire a trip, somewhere, anywhere, than Muir. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Jimmy Chin Guides Cody Townsend on a Little 7,000-Foot Climb and Ski

Jimmy Chin has become close to synonymous with Wyoming’s Grand Teton. Climbing it, skiing it, photographing it. In this short, he guides big mountain skier Cody Townsend on a delightful slog to the summit and dicey ski down. Beautifully tough. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Want a Tropical Lighthouse? The US Government is Giving Some Away

The Coast Guard is giving away Floridian lighthouses that are no longer used. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Shimano Has a New Gravel-Specific Groupset—So, Do You Need It?

If you're a gravel grinder, is Shimano's new GRX gravel-specific groupset worth the upgrade? | Continue reading | 12 days ago

What’s the Best Rain Jacket You Can Buy?

Once and for all, Semi-Rad answers the question that keeps you up at night. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Offwidth Climbing Junkies Rejoice

Photographer Chris Burkard is a crack hound. He lives to climb offwidth cracks—those too big for finger jams but too small for stuffing your entire body into for chimney climbing. Grueling. Painful. But, to the right climber, addictive. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Near Yosemite, an A-Frame That Can Be Yours for the Unwinding

A simple, gorgeous A-frame cabin can be yours near Yosemite to do, well, whatever you like. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

New Tariffs Approved—Prices of Ski, Bike, Camp Gear Likely to Go Up

A tariff on $200 billion of imported goods from China, including ski, camp, hiking, and bike gear, was raised today from 10 percent to a whopping 25 percent. Outdoor industry advocates were in DC last week arguing against the tariff hike and asking the White House to roll back th … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Alison Hargreaves Was a Pioneering Alpinist and Adventure Mom

A dash of first ever this, a little bit of first ever that, and a healthy dose of badass. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

America’s Richest Family is Turning Abandoned Mines Into Bike Trails

The family behind Walmart, the Waltons, are building bike trails on private lands in Colorado—but not everybody is happy with the plan. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Spicy Garlic Cashew Dip for the Aprés Munchies

After a long run, hike, or bike, try this salty, spicy, and garlicky dip. It’s a perfect contrast to the sweet gels and trail gorp that fueled your earlier excursion. The beauty of this recipe is you can spice it up or down, based on your preferences. The fresh garlic and eating … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Man, I Really Miss My Long-Gone Dirtbag Gear Shop

Last week I read about the closing of Ascent Outdoors, a mom-and-pop gear store in Seattle that had been in business for over 20 years and had just opened a third location. I’d been there once, years ago while in town scoping the University of Washington on a grad school visit. S … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Can We Justify Flying for Tourism in an Age of Climate Change?

I may have just talked myself out of one of my dreams. For years now I’ve held out hope of an opportunity to travel to Africa to see one of my favorite species, mountain gorillas, in the wild. This year it looked like that dream could finally come true. I have the vacation time, … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Meet Ben—He Bikepacked the Andes With No Bikepacking Experience

It’s a bold plan. Maybe bolder than bold. Head out on a multi-week bikepacking trip through the Peruvian Andes with absolutely no bikepacking experience. None. Sounds fun. And kinda awful. But mostly fun. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

A Cable Car Up the Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Eh?

Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak on the African continent, rises majestically 19,341 feet above the grasslands of Tanzania. Each year, roughly 50,000 people visit the volcanic peak, some to climb to the summit, some to gawk in wonder from below. Mountaineering skills are not general … | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Vanlife is Rad But it Can Be Lonely—Now There’s an App For That

When this couple realized they were having a blast traveling in their van, but they missed their friends at home, they built an app to build a new vanlife community. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

How Mountain Biking Impacts (Proper) Trails Way Less Than You’d Think

Mountain biking in Santa Cruz, California, is quite popular, as it should be. There are scores of redwood-lined trails and open hilly grasslands overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s freaking awesome there. There is a reason mtb brands like Santa Cruz (duh) and Ibis are based there … | Continue reading | 17 days ago