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Olympic Torch to Make Adventure Tour Before the Start of the Games

    by Kraig Becker In February of next year the best winter athletes in the world will descend upon the village of Sochi in Russia to compete against one another in the XXII Winter Olympic Games. The men and women taking part in those events will glide down the sides [...]

The Backcountry Chef: Beefy Stir Fry Noodles

The Backcountry Chef: Beefy Stir Fry Noodles

This is a great recipe for those who like a little bit of flavor for dinner, but don’t want to weigh down their pack.  This meal will require a bit of rehydration though…so if you’re out in the backcountry, it would be very helpful to be near a source of [...]

6 of the Nation’s Swankiest Hunting and Fishing Lodges

6 of the Nation’s Swankiest Hunting and Fishing Lodges

A lot of men and women enjoy the grimier, more primal aspects of hunting ― tracking game through frigid wilderness, crouching in soggy duck blinds for hours at a time, using a knife to reduce their quarry to a bloody mess. And by the same token, most seasoned fishermen will [...]

Interview with Scott West: Director of Intelligence and Investigations for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, USA

Interview with Scott West: Director of Intelligence and Investigations for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, USA

The world’s environment is rapidly changing. And for those who follow conservation issues know that the ocean’s ecosystem is forever endanger due to human footprint. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is most popularly known through the Animal Planet’s Whale Wars television series. But there is much more than meets the [...]

State Breakdown: The State of Washington

State Breakdown: The State of Washington

Looking for a place to relocate? Are you familiar with the Westward approach of Manifest Destiny? And how do you feel about apples? Regardless of how you answer any of these questions, here for you today is a breakdown of the 42nd state admitted to the union, home to the [...]

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Ueli Steck Returns To The Himalaya For Third Attempt Of Annapurna

  by Kraig Becker Following a tumultuous spring climbing season in the Himalaya, during which he and his teammates scuffled with a mob of angry Sherpas, Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck is once again returning to Nepal. This time Ueli has his sights squarely set on an old nemesis as he makes [...]

The 7 Best Seattle Area Running Spots

The 7 Best Seattle Area Running Spots

Seattle may not be most people’s first thought when considering great places to run, but its reputation just hasn’t caught up to it yet. Seattle, and its closely surrounding areas, offer something for any type of runner, whether you’re a social or loner runner, opt for flat or hills, or [...]

6 New England Hikes for Fall

6 New England Hikes for Fall

Fall is rapidly approaching, which means three things in New England: more comfortable temperatures, fewer tourists, and stunning foliage. Take advantage of the changing conditions by trying one of these classic New England hikes: Greeley Ponds, New Hampshire This straightforward out-and-back trail winds through an old growth forest in the [...]

North America’s Tallest Peak Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

North America’s Tallest Peak Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

by Kraig Becker A recent review of mountain ranges in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey has revealed some surprising results. A group of geographers working to update topographical maps across the state discovered that one of the most well known mountains in North America doesn’t stand quite as tall as [...]

What’s New at Your Local Ski Resort?

What’s New at Your Local Ski Resort?

What’s New at Your Local Ski Resort? We’ve seen the $100 lift ticket barrier busted years ago and we’re still taking bets on when they’ll break the $5 Snickers wall; the smart money is on sooner rather than later. What do you get for all these increases? Breckenridge Breck is [...]