Pack your bags and head north of Seattle to the Anacortes ferry terminal. Hop (or drive) aboard a Washington State Ferry for the weekend as you explore the beauty of Orcas Island, the largest of the islands in the San Juans. Savor the sea air as you cruise through the Strait of Juan de Fuca… Read the rest of the post!
Brody Leven and KT Miller aren’t world famous skiers. Neither has landed a role in a Warren Miller movie or a spread in Powder, but in my could-be-more-humble opinion, they are among the most innovative and talented athletes of this rising generation of skiers. They are both self-described ski-mountaineers and have established themselves as young… Read the rest of the post!
It has been a year since I moved to San Francisco from the lovely town of Truckee in California. While I lived there I didn’t have too much of a preference about what types of beer I drank but then a trip to Belgium changed all of that. I came back and realized that small… Read the rest of the post!
From the magnificent mountain peaks to sprawled out prairie, there is an endless amount of outdoor fun to be had in Big Sky Country. Whether you’re looking for a guided tour or eager to hit the backcountry on your own, Montana offers something for everyone. 1. Yellowstone National Park Established in 1872, Yellowstone is… Read the rest of the post!
I pulled my harness up around my hips and looked dubiously at the long metal chain in front of me stretching up the mountainside. Was this really secure? I clamped on one of my carabiners, followed by the second one, and began making my way carefully up the beginning portion of my first via Ferrata in… Read the rest of the post!
There’s a good chance that when you hear the word “distillery,” images of Pappy, tucked away in the woods with his homemade still, come to mind. While this image certainly has some basis in fact, the art of distilling has been around since the first century A.D., courtesy of Greek alchemists. The process has been… Read the rest of the post!
Two months ago, I awoke to a perfect morning in the Swiss Alps. My partners and I jumped up like kids on Christmas morning, housed the minimal breakfast and were in our skis by 4:30. It was a balmy -6 degrees with a wind chill factor of I-wish-I-had-another-layer as we began tip-toeing up a nearly… Read the rest of the post!
When it comes to camping, you know you need a tent, but what else are must-haves to enjoy your night out in the wilderness? Camping is much more than just S’mores and sleeping bags. You want to make sure you stay comfortable, while not bringing a ton of unnecessary items you’ll just have to pack… Read the rest of the post!
You’re thinking of hitting the road, escaping the cubicle, seeing what life is like under open skies. You have a romantic vision of wind in your hair, beautiful camp vistas and easy, carefree adventures. And you will have that—if you’ve got the funds to cover it. The rest of us have to get creative. Living… Read the rest of the post!
I’m a sucker for road trips. Always have been. Each summer as a kid my parents, sister, and I would pile into the Chevy Caprice and hit the National Park circuit. A little bit later in life, when I was 22 and getting ready to start my second senior year of college, a few buddies… Read the rest of the post!