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Pan-Okhotsk: A Story of Climate Change

Pan-Okhotsk: A Story of Climate Change

The Pan-Okhotsk region begins with the Sea of Okhotsk nestled between Russia and Japan. The area encompasses more than the sea itself, however, stretching east-to-west from Alaska all the way to Russia, and

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

An article that appeared a few days ago in The New York Times contained some very disheartening news for skiers and snowboarders in in the northeastern United States. And yes, it involves climate change.

Ranking the 50 States by Healthiness

Ranking the 50 States by Healthiness

The results are in: Vermont is the healthiest U.S. state (for four years running), followed by Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Several factors — including obesity, smoking, diabetes and sedentary lifestyle — served as the criteria for this list compiled by the United Health Foundation. How high (or low) did your [...]

Journalist Plans 7-Year Walk Around The World

Journalist Plans 7-Year Walk Around The World

Over the course of his career, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek has covered numerous stories in some of the most dangerous places on the planet. His assignments have taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sudan and beyond.

How to Buy Your First Climbing Shoe

How to Buy Your First Climbing Shoe

Buying a climbing shoe for the first time can be a confusing process. If you’ve never worn climbing shoes before, or if your only experience is with rental shoes, you’re going to be a little overwhelmed by the options available.

Canyoneering: For the Narrow Minded

Canyoneering: For the Narrow Minded

On a backpacking trip in Yellowstone, I met a guy who asked me if I had ever ran a slot canyon before. A slot canyon? What the hell are those? He explained: they are impossibly narrow canyons that are tucked into the earth, deeper than they are wide

Endurance Athlete Attempting To Run The Length Of New Zealand North To South

Endurance Athlete Attempting To Run The Length Of New Zealand North To South

British ultrarunner Jez Bragg has just embarked on what is sure to be the biggest challenge of his illustrious career. Yesterday, the endurance athlete began an attempt to set a new speed record for running the length of New Zealand

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

We all know how tough it can be to find the right gifts during the Holiday season.   The following items are unique, hand-made, and examples of the finest craftsmanship.  Even that person who seems to have everything probably doesn’t have these.

Geocaching: Treasure-Hunting for Techies

Geocaching: Treasure-Hunting for Techies

These days, screens are a staple of our culture. Because of the constant distractions caused by our phones, computers, and televisions we are forced into sedentary, often hedonistic lifestyles. According to the Council for Research Excellence, the average American spends about 8.5 hours in front of a screen every day.

Seven Strenuous Hikes Found ‘Round the World

Seven Strenuous Hikes Found ‘Round the World

Hiking is a blissful experience, especially when the challenge treats you to a rewarding, scenic view. For those who enjoy a heart-pumping experience and international scenery, these trails feature nothing but stimulation for the senses.