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Thanks, Eddie Vedder

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Eddie Vedder turned 50 the day before Christmas Eve, as musicians and regular folks often do, and I was astonished for just a second…

Dear Helmets:

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Dear helmets: You guys are my favorite hats. Sure, other headwear may be more stylish, more “cool,” easier to put on slightly sideways to…

Hiking Is Cool

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Do you ever think hiking doesn’t get much respect anymore? Wait, better question: Remember that hiking film that showed at the Banff Mountain Film…

How To Climb A Hill

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I was in the audience during a presentation at the Green Mountain College Adventure Education Colloquium last week, when the presenter, Jojo, asked everyone…