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The Ultimate Men’s Travel Underwear

In my book, the lighter one travels the better, and that extends to underwear. For the last decade or so, my go-to choice has been boxer-briefs from Ex Officio — just two pairs, no matter how long the trip — but a few months ago I came into possession of some boxers made by Saxx,…

Utah by Dirt: River Life on the Colorado

For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog. As the sun settled behind the canyon walls, I stared around at the surrounding desert, bobbing along the Colorado River in my packraft, legs sticking out with a beer can nestled between my thighs.…

Utah by Dirt: Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog. The beautiful inner workings of the desert began to reveal themselves to us the more we kept on pedaling. As we grew tired in the heat, under the brutal mid-day sun, we…

Battle in the Bugaboos: Climbers Return to Tackle a Daunting Wall

Climbers Matt Segal and Will Stanhope had huddled in their tent for 40 hours in a driving rainstorm last August when they reluctantly decided to pack it in for the season. They’d been camping at the base of Snowpatch Spire in the Bugaboos in British Columbia for two months, attempting the first free ascent of the…

Plan Your Next Himalayan Expedition Mindfully

So what now? Two devastating years on the busiest mountain in the Himalaya leaves many questions. The earthquakes in Nepal this season have had a devastating affect on the local people, particularly those in the mountainous regions of the country. The economic and emotional damage will be present for the foreseeable future and the loss…

Utah by Dirt: Desert Mountain Biking Near Green River

For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog. With a backdrop of striking shadows cast from back-lit rock spines, a mountain biker stirs a billowing cloud of dust as he or she descends an impossibly steep line, pops off of a…

Denali: A New Film About a Man, His Dog, and Saying Goodbye

If you’ve been touched by cancer or you’ve been blessed to have an animal friend in your life, you’ll want to watch Denali. As a juror at the 5Point Film Festival that awarded this film “Best of the Festival,” I can report that it was the one film the jury agreed we all wanted to share with our…

Wear Your Llama (Out?)

It was my eleventh trip over the last 25 years on which I indulged in the luxury of letting llamas carry virtually all my gear. On trips lasting from five to ten days, with those stoic Peruvian camelids packing everything from bottles of wine to folding camp chairs, I’d explored the Wind Rivers in Wyoming…

Adventurers Complete Quest to Climb and Ski Colorado’s 100 Highest Peaks

One of skier Chris Davenport’s most vivid memories as a kid was being 13 years old and riding the chairlift at Attitash Mountain in northern New Hampshire, where he was born and raised. “I was with my friend, Justin Chandler, and we were just having a great day, and we kind of just casually said,…

The New/Old Camping Shoe

Danner’s new/old Canoe Mocs are built on a shoe mold first developed in 1936, with an upper silhouette created in the 1970s, which come together in a hand-stitched shoe that’s spot-on for these retro/heritage/summer-camp times. The crepe rubber outsole guards against pavement or rocks or trail hazards (and sore feet of all kinds), and a removable…