More Than Just a Camping Tr

  “Death-by-lightning-strike statistics kept swirling through my head, causing me to push my 13-year-old daughter to the very limits of her physical ability. We were on her Trip,” writes Otto Gallaher. Today, we bring you the story of a rite-of-passage tradition in Otto’s family simply known as ‘The Trip’.…
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Denial on Denali

Brody Leven applied for a climbing permit for Denali from a rented Subaru parked outside a closed cafe. In a blizzard. In Iceland. Weeks later, he would fly to Alaska to meet up with his team of overly accomplished athletes with the goal of climbing and skiing from Denali’s summit.…
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DamNation

In 2011, biologist Matt Stoecker and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard found themselves at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Having watched the impact of dams on rivers over the years, they wanted to take transformative action to freeing rivers.  Inspired by storytelling and the power of film at the festival, DamNation was born (like many great ideas) over a few cold beers.…
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Live From 5Point Vol. 7

A month ago, we headed south for our annual pilgrimage to the 5Point Film Festival and our live Dirtbag Diaries. Today, we share stories from two women, from two different generations who share a love for rivers. In 2013, Amber Valenti had the opportunity to paddle one of the last great free-flowing rivers in the world– The Amur River.…
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Tales of Terror Vol. 5

Ghost stories. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, ghost stories have a way of seeping into your mind. And, if they’re really good, suddenly, that soft rapping on the window or the flickering lights become more ominous–like we’ve primed out minds to seek another explanation.…
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The Drowning Machine

“I was disoriented beneath the cold water. I kicked toward the surface, but the force of the water held me down. I twisted and hung underwater for a moment. A thought passed through my head–this is what it feels like to drown,” writes Dan Gingold.…
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The Treewok

The average American spends a third of their income on housing. Almost as much as the next two greatest expenses–food and transportation–combined. So, theoretically, if you just stopped paying for housing, you could earn a living working three days a week.…
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Widge

“It’s like you’re scared to move forward– you just need something to give you a little nudge,” says Jonah Manning. “You can call it support, but, really it’s just like a little bit of a shove forward. And I’ll never forget it, because Widge was certainly that for me.”  Today, we bring you the story of Widge, the ultimate adventure partner.…
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Zen and the Art of Skiing Powder

“With steely determination, I pointed my tips downhill and tried to power through the deep snow, but I was doomed,” remembers Julia Rosen. “I started to do the super slow splits as my skis drifted further and further apart under two piles of snow that felt like wet concrete.…
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