Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How Far Would You Go if No One Could Know?

Here’s a quick test to find out the real motivator for your outdoor passion:  How far would you ride, what grade would you climb, or what trail would you hike, if no one could ever know about it?

Friday, May 13, 2016


We go into the wild because it reveals to us what we refuse to see about our daily existence: that most of life can not be known in advance. Can’t be listed out, quantified, managed.

Monday, May 9, 2016

H is for Hawk: The Struggle to Go Wild

Wilderness writers down the ages have been renowned weirdos and misfits. John Muir’s sporadic attempts to live in town inevitably ended with a hop over the back fence with a bunch of tea leaves and a crust of dry bread in hand, not to be seen for weeks.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Why Are the Trails So White?

There are very few minorities on the trails. And no one's talking about it.

How many minorities do you see?   Source:
Have you ever looked around you at a trailhead parking lot and wondered at all the pale skin? Or paged through a blingy outdoor gear catalog, and thought to yourself, “Don’t Black, Latino, or Asian people go outdoors, too?”