Out There

In an Era of Divisions, Public Lands Offer Unity

Few issues in the West have been as divisive as public lands. Conservation, recreation, mining, logging, ranching, fishing, camping and wilderness are often at odds.

Few issues in the West have been as divisive as public lands. Conservation, recreation, mining, logging, ranching, fishing, camping and wilderness are often at odds. The divides are usually seen along urban-rural lines and left-right political lines. But, when national politics seem more divided that ever, public lands offer something rare indeed: something most agree on. A recent poll of the west’s intermountain states prove that love of public lands crosses party lines. Westerners Just Wanna Have Fun The poll

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Interviews

An Interview With Mountaineer Sequoia Di Angelo

“It wasn’t until the loss of my father and brother that I even began to explore the outdoors and eventually fell in love with climbing myself.”

Sequoia Di Angelo didn’t really discover her love for mountains until after losing her father and brother (Marty and Denali Schmidt) in a tragic K2 accident. Since then, she has taken on the mountain herself to search for their remains, which eventually developed into a passion for everything outdoors. THE CLYMB: How big was climbing in your life as you were growing up? SEQUOIA DI ANGELO: Climbing was very prominent in my life growing up. My father was a mountain

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Videos

A Father, A Son, and the Colorado River

Follow Forest Woodward and his father as they raft down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, revisiting the important places that brought them together as father and son.

As we all do growing up, we are raised, nurtured, and taught by our parents until we eventually grow into our own adult selves. Forest Woodward was well on his own path in his late 20s when he stumbled across a poem written to him by his father the year he was born.  This sparked them to come together and relive a raft trip through the Grand Canyon that his dad had been on 43 years earlier. The Important Places

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Tips

6 Ways to Beat the Crowds on a Hike

So your favorite hike has gone mainstream. Thanks to its insanely Instagram worthy features, the parking lots are a battlefield, the trails themselves are clogged, and you can’t find peace of mind at the peak for all the selfies being taken around you. What’s a hiker to do? Get creative—that’s what. With your timing, your schedule, and your route of choice, a little creativity is all it takes to reclaim the joy of a hike—even if you’re not the only

So your favorite hike has gone mainstream. Thanks to its insanely Instagram worthy features, the parking lots are a battlefield, the trails themselves are clogged, and you can’t find peace of mind at the peak for all the selfies being taken around you. What’s a hiker to do? Get creative—that’s what. With your timing, your schedule, and your route of choice, a little creativity is all it takes to reclaim the joy of a hike—even if you’re not the only

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

How To Clean Your Sleeping Bag

Let’s face it, that dirty old sleeping bag of yours, it could probably use a cleaning.

If you do long hikes regularly it is very likely that your sleeping bag is ready for a good cleaning. Most sleeping bags come with some washing instructions, but these are often brief and it can be confusing. If you want to make sure that your sleeping bag is thoroughly cleaned for future hiking trips, here are a few tips to help you clean a sleeping bag. How To Hand Wash Your Sleeping Bag Some sleeping bags need to be hand

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6 Myths About Backpacking Equipment

There are lots of myths about backpacking equipment that hikers believe. These myths may seem harmless, but they can end up costing you a lot of money—and some myths will even put you in danger.

When it comes to hiking, there are lots of rules that everyone should follow. Hikers know that they need to bring water and a backpack with them when they hike, and they know that they should always plan their route before setting off. However, there are lots of myths about backpacking equipment that hikers believe. These myths may seem harmless, but they can end up costing you a lot of money—and some myths will even put you in danger. Before

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