Articles written by: Derek Schroeder

The 5 Things you Missed at the Portland Alpine Festival

The 5 Things you Missed at the Portland Alpine Festival

Last week, the Mazamas — a membership-based mountaineering organization that “ promotes mountaineering through education, climbing, hiking, fellowship, safety, and the protection of mountain environments” – had their annual Portland Alpine Festival. It’s a week long party, honoring their members accomplishments  and a heritage of climbing mountains with film screenings, clinics and [...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Monsanto Protection Law’

5 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Monsanto Protection Law’

While red and pink equal signs distracted America’s attention, a less sexy bill slipped its way into law on Thursday; but unlike Supreme Court rulings, America could have influenced this outcome. That is no longer. On Thursday, March 28th, food giant Monsanto landed a big victory with the passage of [...]

Interview: Brendan Leonard Outdoor Writer

Interview: Brendan Leonard Outdoor Writer

Brendan Leonard is a professional dirtbag. When he’s not managing his blog Semirad, he’s out pursuing his everyman dream of climbing as many days as there is sunshine. He recently teamed up with production company Duct Tape Then Beer for an inspiring and motivating video that has been sweeping the outdoor [...]

Interview: Adventurer & Conservationist John Davis

Interview: Adventurer & Conservationist John Davis

Every year thousands of deer, elk, pronhorn,  bears and wolves alike are faced with the daunting task of migrating between their seasonal stomping grounds. And every year thousands of these animals die at the expense of taxpaying motorists on the pulsing interstates that fragment their natural habitat. It is a [...]

10 Reasons to Climb a Mountain Right Now

10 Reasons to Climb a Mountain Right Now

Whatever your poison, quit sitting around talking about what you want to do and just go do it. Sometimes the hardest person to convince to get out is yourself but the power of conviction radiates into all aspects of your life. Go outside now and all other things will fall [...]

10 Reasons to Buy a Wooden Bike Frame

10 Reasons to Buy a Wooden Bike Frame

What better way to celebrate this Arbor Day than to chop down some trees and ride them? One of the newest design ideas sweeping the handmade bike market are wooden frames, and with good reason.  They range from sleek juxtapositions of new technology and old wood design, to glorified bauhaus [...]