Out There

Why Olympic National Park Should Be Your Next Destination

Whether you are looking for a day hike into one of the distinct natural landscapes of Olympic or a front country campsite to spend the night—a little planning ahead can ensure you get to play free.

The Olympic Peninsula and encompassing Olympic National Park of Washington embody the true definition of adventure. Lush rainforests, snow-capped mountain peaks, and a rugged coast ripped straight from those scenic calendars hanging in the break room—Olympic National Park deserves at least one encounter in a lifetime. Thanks to the dense surroundings and many things to do, Olympic National Park also deserves a little planning ahead to make the most out of your trip. Whether you are looking for a day

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Interviews

Conquering the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route: Interview with Carrie Morgridge

One couple set out to conquer the 2,800-mile bicycling expedition to conquer the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

Carrie and John Morgridge are not your ordinary mountain bike trail riders—and their 2,800-mile bicycling expedition to conquer the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is clear proof of that. As Carrie puts it, it takes passion, determination, and the support of loved ones to get you through an adventure of this magnitude. “John and I had our first day on the GDMBR trail from Banff, Canada on July 17, 2016, and we never looked back,” says Carrie Morgridge. “And 46

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Videos

Breaking the Speed Record on the Nose

For years the world’s best climbers have been trading the record back in forth, with mere seconds separating the record at times.

The speed record of the Nose on El Capitan is one of the most alluring and sought after records in all of climbing, even for a sport that isn’t inherently competitive. For years the world’s best climbers have been trading the record back in forth, with mere seconds separating the record at times. Watch as Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds top the time set by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine.

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Tips

Stunning Hikes for Fall Foliage

Across the country, leaf peepers everywhere live for that time of year when the temps cool off just enough to make the trees come to life with color. Here’s our picks of a few of the most stunning hikes to view fall foliage. Geyser Valley, Olympic National Park, Washington While there are no actual geysers, you will find the recently undammed Elwha River lined in stunning red and gold during the fall. This 7.8 mile out and back low elevation

Across the country, leaf peepers everywhere live for that time of year when the temps cool off just enough to make the trees come to life with color. Here’s our picks of a few of the most stunning hikes to view fall foliage. Geyser Valley, Olympic National Park, Washington While there are no actual geysers, you will find the recently undammed Elwha River lined in stunning red and gold during the fall. This 7.8 mile out and back low elevation

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

How to Be a Minimalist Hiker

Minimalist hiking. Lightweight backpacking. Dirtbagging. Whatever you want to call it, hikers have recently been eschewing the traditional ethos of packing heavy in favor of something that’s a little kinder on the back. Smaller packs, lighter gear, and fewer clothes are becoming commonplace along the world’s longest thru-hikes. If you’re looking to jump on the bandwagon and embrace minimalism, here’s what you need to do. Choosing gear You should not be hiking in order to use gear. That philosophy is

Minimalist hiking. Lightweight backpacking. Dirtbagging. Whatever you want to call it, hikers have recently been eschewing the traditional ethos of packing heavy in favor of something that’s a little kinder on the back. Smaller packs, lighter gear, and fewer clothes are becoming commonplace along the world’s longest thru-hikes. If you’re looking to jump on the bandwagon and embrace minimalism, here’s what you need to do. Choosing gear You should not be hiking in order to use gear. That philosophy is

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How to Pack Lighter For Your Next Hike

Hiking is a fantastic pastime; it is relaxing, fun and a great form of exercise. But if you don’t prepare properly you could end up hauling an unnecessarily heavy bag. If you find that your backpack is always heavier than you want it to be, use these five tips to help you pack lighter for your next hike. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t matter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either way

Hiking is a fantastic pastime; it is relaxing, fun and a great form of exercise. But if you don’t prepare properly you could end up hauling an unnecessarily heavy bag. If you find that your backpack is always heavier than you want it to be, use these five tips to help you pack lighter for your next hike. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t matter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either way

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