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Most Haunted Places in our National Parks

Most Haunted Places in our National Parks

Many national parks are inherently creepy resulting from the vast openness, from deep weeds, and from the presence of deadly creatures. But there’s something else.

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Just because you care about Mother Earth shouldn’t deny you the privilege of cruising around town in a sophisticated ride. If you plan to do some car shopping next year, one of these luxury hybrids may suit your fancy (provided you’ve got a fat wallet).

Four Extreme Snow Sports You’ve Never Tried

Four Extreme Snow Sports You’ve Never Tried

If you, like me, have lived in an area where you get more than 6 months of winter each year, you may have found yourself looking for something new. You’ve snowboarded. You’ve skied, both Alpine and Cross Country. You’ve tried randonée skiing or telemarking. You alpine snowboarded. You’ve tele-boarded. You’ve mono-skied. You’ve [...]

The author nears the finish line of the Vail Uphill run, the last leg of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

6 Things I Learned at the Vail Winter Mountain Games

Panting for air and slapping my gloved hands against my chest, I looked up the snow-covered, rocky ravine and willed myself to take one…more…step. It was day two of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge, a three-day competition composed of a 10-kilometer Nordic ski race, a marathon-length Ski Mountaineering contest and a [...]

The 6 Newest Countries in the World

The 6 Newest Countries in the World

This planet is a fascinating and ever changing place. Over time it’s developed into the complex and amazing place it is today. As ethnic groups developed over time and eventually became countries, borders developed separating governments and people from one another.

Adventurer Announces 5-Year Sailing Expedition

Adventurer Announces 5-Year Sailing Expedition

  Tyler Bradt is no stranger to aquatic adventurers. As a professional kayaker, Bradt has run his fair share of  whitewater in some very remote corners of the globe. He even set a record for dropping over the tallest waterfall when he went over the 189.5-foot Palouse Falls a few [...]

7 American Companies You Didn’t Realize Were Environmentally Friendly

7 American Companies You Didn’t Realize Were Environmentally Friendly

It’s easy to assume that most big companies value profit and production over environmental health. But believe it or not,

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

One of the hot topics in environmental news has been the melting of Greenland. Some use this as a political arena while others, like Professor Marco Tedesco, merely wish for people to understand what’s going on in our world. 

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet.  The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.

Jeremy Collins on Reaching People Through Art

Jeremy Collins on Reaching People Through Art

Climber, artist, activist – these are all words that describe the man Jeremy Collins. If he’s not on a rock face then chances are you will find him with a sketch pad or behind the camera.