Folks You Should Know

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Appoints New Executive Director/CEO

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Appoints New Executive Director/CEO

Volunteers carrying the duty of maintaining the Appalachian Trail have a new leader for the organization that oversees the maintenance and preservation of one of North America’s most cherished hiking routes.  Ronald J. Tipton was recently announced to be new executive director and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), [...]

Introducing Wenger Ambassador Uri Golman

Introducing Wenger Ambassador Uri Golman

by Kraig Becker Wenger is proud to introduce our latest brand Ambassador Danish Photographer Uri Golman. Uri, who is the co-founder of the Wenger Arctic Light Project, is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who has dedicated his considerable talents towards capturing photos of nature and wildlife all over the world but especially in [...]

Dean Karnazes vs. Scott Jurek: The Different Faces of Ultrarunning

Dean Karnazes vs. Scott Jurek: The Different Faces of Ultrarunning

As ultrarunning gains notoriety and popularity in our culture, two very different ultrarunning superstars have formed: Dean Karnazes and Scott Jurek. Although both men have accomplished awe-inspiring feats of distance travelled on foot, they have markedly different styles and attitudes. Observing the vastly different approaches, beliefs, and practices of these [...]

Treasure Hunting: 6 Dive Expeditions that Hit the Jack Pot

Treasure Hunting: 6 Dive Expeditions that Hit the Jack Pot

Arrgh mateys, think that childhood dream of a big wooden chest heaped with gold coins, rubies and strings of pearls is the stuff of make believe? You better think twice, because crucial sunken treasure is out there, swallowed up by the big blue sea just waiting to be discovered. Here’s [...]

The Life of a Professional Storm Chaser with Peggy Willenberg

The Life of a Professional Storm Chaser with Peggy Willenberg

Hurricane and tornado season in the U.S. is underway, and while many steer clear of these terrifying storms, there are those who meet these beasts head on to collect pertinent scientific data and shoot unbelieveable footage, risking their lives for what they are most passionate about. Meet the Twister Sisters, [...]

11 Band Names with a Mountain in Them

11 Band Names with a Mountain in Them

Mountains elicit varied reactions from their beholders. The thought or sight of these immense land masses can cause emotions ranging from wonderment to terror, each feeling potentially drifting into the other within an instance. Musicians have noticed this influence on people, and have responded by employing “mountain” in their band’s [...]

7 Best Beverages for Après Trail

7 Best Beverages for Après Trail

Is there anything better than a cool drink of a hoppy beverage after a long outdoor adventure? If your destination is far from the car and a bottled brew seems like a heavy extravagance, try these canned brews that have broken away from their traditional glass mold to appease the [...]

Green Brews: A Sampler of the Most Eco-Friendly Libations

Green Brews: A Sampler of the Most Eco-Friendly Libations

Beer, Glorious Beer! The nectar of the gods and the reason, for many, that happy hour can’t come soon enough. Not much can make the enjoyment of this libation sweeter, except perhaps knowing that the liquid you’re relishing is green. No, not green as in Wicked Witch of the West [...]

Dan Lucas: How to Build a Mountain Bike on a Budget

Dan Lucas: How to Build a Mountain Bike on a Budget

Dan “the Man” Lucas is a previously sponsored Airborne mountain bike rider, a walking bike-part encyclopedia, and co-owner of Underdog Bikes, the self-proclaimed best bike shop in Virginia. Here for you today, Dan takes you beyond the basics, above the ordinary, and presents you with some 201 bike jargon know-how: Dry [...]

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 [...]