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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 141

You don’t have to love cats or off-key singing to love this film (video): Yes, animals do use wildlife crossings…

university of montana campus

Nostalgia Is A Mother

Last Wednesday, around the ninth switchback in the M Trail at the University of Montana, my legs and lungs screamed…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 138

Where do hallucinations come from? (video) A collection of classic New York Times essays about surfing. “Unlikely Hikers is an…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 137

Exactly two minutes of sights and sounds of New York, brilliantly edited (video) If this set of Daniel Kibblesmith’s Twitter…

Learning to be funny is like climbing

Learning To Be Funny

Probably every other time my friend Lee and I came to the end of an approach hike at the base…

Friday Inspiration Vol 135

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 135

“Dogs, in general, are so resilient. They’re so much braver than we are. They take hell with such class.” —Lya…

Friday Inspiration Vol 131

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 131

“I’ve never done anything that has that kind of resonance or effect. Things become iconic for reasons you don’t know.…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 130

You’ll probably never see a more inspiring trip report from a toddler than this one, thanks to our talented friends…

Summit Day

A couple hundred feet from the top of Avalanche Gulch on Mount Shasta last Monday morning, my friend Abi and…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 129

Holy shit, that’s how you work a video camera—and chase thunderstorms for a whole month of your summer (video): “There…

When Crappy Gear Is OK

When Crappy Gear Is OK

In 2004, my friend Nick and I went on a 10-day road trip from Montana to Phoenix, where I was…

Friday Inspiration Vol 125

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 125

The Hanging won the Charlie Fowler Award for best climbing film at Mountainfilm last year, and it’s finally online (video):…

friday inspiration vol 124

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 124

Blue Ridge Outdoors profiles Forest and Canyon Woodward as they run their first 50-mile race (video): Do yourself a favor…

Friday Inspiration Vol 123

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 123

If you’re not familiar with Chip Thomas’s work, here’s your chance (video): (Thanks, Chris) Does Having A Day Job Mean…

friday inspiration vol 122

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 122

Shit yeah, solar system: (video) “Last year, a Miami newspaperman asked what he planned on doing after baseball. ‘I think…

Friday Inspiration Vol 121

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 121

Well, here’s a nifty-as-hell three minutes of Grand Canyon timelapses (video) “The Big Lebowski came out in the days before…

Friday Inspiration vol 120

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 120

“If you’re lucky, the mountains are a forgiving teacher and you learn from your experiences. Art’s the same way—I only…

Friday Inspiration Vol 119

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 119

A super-fun cycling film from Brian Vernor about a 192-mile ride through the California desert (video): Chris Read created a…

Friday Inspiration Vol 118

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 118

Maybe you wouldn’t call Ben Page’s bike trip “fun,” but you might agree with some of the people who thought…