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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 70

If you’ve skied, you’ve probably relied on Jim Niehues’ work, whether you knew it or not. Here, the new Valerie…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 69

“To my fellow creators, I say: keep creating. Keep doing the work. And never forget, you don’t have to listen…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 68

Oregon, through infrared cameras: “You check email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram… And by the time you’ve done all that, it’s…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 67

“This day-glo Stonehenge is meant to represent human presence in the desert.” “We’re more like one in 400 than one…

Life, In 7 Charts

I post a few sketches a week on my Instagram account, and got to thinking and drawing about life this…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 66

“Browsing on the internet I found a few people that are keeping themselves busy with personal projects on a daily…

my favorite adventure books

My Favorite Adventure Books

This isn’t necessarily one of those “Best Adventure Books Ever Written” lists—just a list of a few books I have…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 65

Take 97 seconds and enjoy this: Good news for the environment, terrible news for the 935 Navajo Nation jobs that…

wind you jerk

Wind, You Jerk

My friend Jayson and I were out trail running on Saturday, for long stretches exposed to a 50 mph wind.…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 63

It’s OK to want to go skiing: Illustrator Toby Morris covers 11 species of “Creatures of the Comments.” Check out…

I hate running

I Hate Running

I hate running, three to four times a week if I have time. I hated it yesterday for a little…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 59

“A lot of other professional ultrarunners are a little more scientific with what they put in their bodies, but if…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 56

At the top of a 50-foot-tall human tower comprised of nearly 100 people is a brave four- or five-year-old. Your…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 55

Alex Honnold has fun re-creating Dan Osman’s legendary solo of Bear’s Reach on Lover’s Leap. This story about the early…

friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 54

Happy Friday from the Avalanches: I believe these light paintings of dinosaurs could make you happy. An ode to zip-off…

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friday inspiration

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 53

A good time to listen to John Muir (featuring Alastair Humphreys): A German coffee shop has an interesting idea to…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 51

2 1/2 wonderful minutes of Arctic scenery: Kelly Cordes continues to be one of the most inspiring adventure writers of…

Dear Phone, I Love You

Dear Phone: I love you. I mean, not in that Joaquin Phoenix-falling-in-love-with-his-operating-system way. But maybe in the I’d-probably-hug-you-if-I-hadn’t-seen-you-in-a-few-weeks-and-we-finally-got-together-for-coffee kind of…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 49

Erik Gordon is a good dude who understands the importance of coffee: This guy says a pool noodle, although not…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 48

Paul’s Boots is live! “While antisocial personality traits do play a role, what really influences trolling behaviour is the social…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 47

Know your history: If you’ve always wondered what doing Nolan’s 14 feels like but never wanted to actually try it…

Get Your Autumn On!

That’s right, it’s fall, aka autumn, aka your favorite season, that fleeting changing of colors, temperatures, clothing layers, and footwear…