lava

Anatomy Of A Sandbag

We all have that friend who may need a little encouraging to do something they’re a little apprehensive about. Or something they’re just flat-out scared of. Like leading a run-out pitch, or dropping into a couloir they haven’t skied before, or rowing a ...

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is this man hopelessly lost and in danger of dying, or just looking at a map?

Is Your Adventure Story Epic Enough?

Do you find yourself reading stories about adventures in outdoor magazines and websites and feeling down about what you did on your summer vacation? Maybe you’re slightly disappointed that your mountain climb or weeklong backpacking trip was just fun, challenging, and/or the “trip ...

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yeah grand canyon

The World Needs Dreamers, Too

I have known my friend Jayson for 15 years—that’s him on my back in this photo—from when we were young and foolish until now when we are much less young but only slightly less foolish. He is dyslexic and grew up in a ...

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carl hot sauce

Hot Sauce Is Appropriate For Your Situation

Hey, have you ever caught yourself saying to someone, “I put hot sauce on everything,” as if you need to apologize or explain it? Why do you think you do this? Do you feel self-conscious about your love of hot sauce? Like maybe ...

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yay bikes

11 Truths About Riding Bicycles

Did you know you don’t have to wear lycra to ride a bicycle? That’s right. You can if you want to, and lots of people do, but it’s not a requirement. If you are a parent, you may have taught your son or ...

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pitt bonks

Review: The Buffet of Buffets

We were just wrapping up our fourth buffet of the day when the guy came over and asked Pitt if he was OK. Pitt, sometime after his thirteenth plate of food in about 10 hours, was having a rather obvious dip in morale: ...

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