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Cool U.S. Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

Cool U.S. Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

One of the best things about this country is the sheer abundance of microbreweries offering flavorful ales, tasty food, and care-free ambiance — especially during the dog days of summer. Here are some of our favorites from coast-to-coast. Brooklyn Brewery, (New York, N.Y.) This establishment is a popular fixture of [...]

Psicobloc Coming to Salt Lake City

Psicobloc Coming to Salt Lake City

Psicobloc is a traveling climbing wall so competitive climbers can free climb over large bodies of water. The wall made its debut in Spain in 2011 and will be resurrected for a second competition this August in Salt Lake City, Utah, where hundreds of professional climbers (Chris Sharma included) will [...]

K2 Climbers Cancel Summit Bids

K2 Climbers Cancel Summit Bids

by Kraig Becker This past weekend was expected to be a very busy one on the second tallest mountain in the world. Meteorologists had predicted improving weather conditions on K2 that would grant climbers access to the summit and as a result most teams were on the move in order to [...]

8 U.S. Cliffs That’ll Make You Soar

8 U.S. Cliffs That’ll Make You Soar

Cliff jumping is an adrenaline rush like no other, and with so many towering mountain ranges, gushing waterfalls and craggy canyons across America, the options for prime jumps are endless. Get a little risky and spice up your summer splashing- just be smart and safe! Talk to locals that know [...]

Summit Bids Begin On K2

Summit Bids Begin On K2

by Kraig Becker Few peaks have a reputation as fearsome as K2. At 8611 meters (28,251 ft) in height, it is the second tallest mountain on the planet and  one of the toughest to climb. It’s extreme technical difficulty, not to mention propensity for bad weather, have earned it the moniker of “the [...]

New England Climbing- The Differences

New England Climbing- The Differences

All throughout America, climbing routes and rock types vary in difficulty and kind. From the West and Mid-West mammoth routes of Half Dome and Black Canyon to the Alpine climbing of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, climbing can range and differ in elevation gain, altitude, and mixed routes of ice [...]

This is Bike: An Ode to Bikes by Eric Larsen

This is Bike: An Ode to Bikes by Eric Larsen

Albert Einstein didn’t have much to say about bikes, but he did think up the Theory of Relativity while riding one. The utility of bikes are often overlooked. Yes, they are one of the (if not the) most efficient mode of transportation known to man and yes, they help us [...]

The Backcountry Chef-Campfire Pita Pizza

The Backcountry Chef-Campfire Pita Pizza

Something almost everyone can agree on is pizza—especially when you get to make your own.  Imagine kicking back at your campsite while the smoky fire smell starts to take on a new scent, that of Italian goodness getting all smoky and melty and oh my god I’m just going to [...]

Take the Spice Challenge: 9 of the World’s Hottest Dishes

Take the Spice Challenge: 9 of the World’s Hottest Dishes

Are you the type of individual to eat a sextet of mouth-numbing buffalo wings just to win a T-shirt, or mow down on a fiery morsel of God-knows-what just to prove to your fellow travelers that no street food will faze you? All right big guy (or gal), let’s see [...]

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), [...]