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Last week, Sally Jewell—former CEO of REI—took the helm as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. This is great news for everyone who likes to hike, bike, run, ski, fish, paddle, climb, or explore the outdoors in any way. Why you should care? I’ll tell you. The Department of the Interior,…

Support the Economy—Get Outside!

When you head out outdoors to play, do you ever consider how you’re fueling the economy? Think about it. Sure, there’s the gear you buy—jackets, shoes, gloves, base layers, water bottles, skis, bikes, kayaks, fishing rods, carabiners, crampons, binoculars, car racks or whatever it is you need to equip yourself for adventure. But that’s not…

Not all outdoor adventures involve throwing your dusty gear in the back of the car and taking off for points unknown. Sometimes you have to don a suit and hobnob with bigwigs on Capitol Hill. After all, if you’re going to influence policies that affect our places to play, you’ve got to play the government…

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America’s wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here. April 1, Day 19, Mile 500.8 Posted from Ruby, Alaska To travel between Kotzebue…

Text by Keith RutowskiPresident Obama has been playing the green card for some time now—since before the campaign trail, actually. And despite a couple of questionable senatorial votes, most were willing to believe him. Now, over the past few months, Obama seems to have taken further action to silence the accusations that his tank is…

Text by Keith RutowskiPresident Obama has been playing the green card for some time now—since before the campaign trail, actually. And despite a couple of questionable senatorial votes, most were willing to believe him. Now, over the past few months, Obama seems to have taken further action to silence the accusations that his tank is…

Text by Mike Benoist; Photograph courtesy of Eddie Bauer / Jake Norton On March 25, Ed Viesturs, America’s preeminent high altitude mountaineer, will officially un-retire. The man who once told ADVENTURE “I have no desire to climb above 8,000 meters again,” will return to Everest for the eleventh time on a team sponsored by Eddie…

Text by Catharine Livingston “Downsizing” and “cutbacks” may be the mots du jour, but one nonprofit is growing faster than a shoot of bamboo: 1% For the Planet. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s that pet project of outdoor gurus Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews (owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, longtime pal…

Like many people these days I’m feeling broke. But I’m hoping to take a great trip in the new year rather than stay home watching CNBC. What do you recommend?  A. For now, forget the assault on Everest or diving the Bikini Atoll—the types of sojourns that will set you back many thousands of dollars.…