Articles written by: James Kennedy

I hike. I write.

Bike Designer Michael Embacher’s Collection at the Portland Art Museum

Bike Designer Michael Embacher’s Collection at the Portland Art Museum

Portland truly is the home of cycling. If hitting the pavement with two (or more at times) wheels all powered by your legs is your kind of thing, you might want to visit the Portland Art Museum between June 8th and September 8th. During that time the exhibition Cyclepedia will [...]

Man Jumps off Everest, Shatters Records in the Process

Man Jumps off Everest, Shatters Records in the Process

Valery Rozov is quite the daredevil (base jumping into an active volcano), and now he’s done it again. The 48 Y.O. spent a considerable amount of time preparing for the jump, including working on a new Wingsuit specifically made for the job. It paid off, as he set the new [...]

Six Tips for Buying and Researching Gear

Six Tips for Buying and Researching Gear

The world is full of information on what the best thing is for this and that. You can get the opinion of people that have been in the game for a while, those who supply material for it, and numerous forums/buyer’s guides online. The magnitude of info can be intimidating, [...]

The Importance of Teamwork at High Adventure Camps

The Importance of Teamwork at High Adventure Camps

I’m an Eagle Scout. I’ve worked at camp for the past three summers. Alright, just wanted to put that out there. Now that you have some of my credentials, I’d like to talk about the importance of teamwork while on the job at a high adventure camp. There’s plenty of [...]

Interview: Ellis Richard of Park Rangers for Our Lands

Interview: Ellis Richard of Park Rangers for Our Lands

This past Monday, April 29th, a new organization, Park Rangers for Our Lands, came into the public sphere. These are all hard working, Park loving, trail tromping veterans who have a big heart for the lands that they’ve poured their lives into – and they need everyone’s help to keep [...]

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

This past week was National Park Week, and in celebration of that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $500,000 to help 60,000 students explore wildlife in the National Parks. This is an important time for the youth of this country as they are becoming increasingly disinterested in the world of nature and [...]

Five things to do for Earth Day

Five things to do for Earth Day

As you may or may not be aware, Earth Day is today. Usually the day will consist of churches and local organizations going out and picking up trash along a river, walking trail, or road. While this can be good, it doesn’t last very long. Here are five ways you can [...]

Easter Around the World

Easter Around the World

If you think that hunting for Easter eggs and sitting down to a dinner of ham is the best way to spend your holiday, you’re wrong. There are dozens of ways that cultures celebrate this time of bunnies and commercialism that tosses the U.S. of A. out of the ring. [...]

With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

Award winning entrepreneur, adventurer and writer of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss has partnered up with Merrell to get people outdoors. Part of this effort was answering questions on the Merrell Facebook page. The audience were asking anything from, “Tim, if you could go back in time and talk to [...]

Spring Ice

Spring Ice

Ahhh, Spring is in the air. Flowers, love, and ice climbing. Throughout the country, spring ice climbing is taking off. In Colorado, the weather will get warm enough to climb in a t-shirt. But enough about the talk – go get on some ice.