Out There

Understanding Public Land Designation

From sea to shining sea, the United States boasts some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful wild places. More than 640-million acres of these belong to and are beloved by the American people. This is where you love to hike, climb, kayak, and camp. But how much do you know about it?

From sea to shining sea, the United States boasts some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful wild places. More than 640-million acres of these belong to and are beloved by the American people. This is where you love to hike, climb, kayak, and camp. But how much do you know about it? What’s the difference between a national park and a national forest? And who’s in charge of all that land? Here’s a quick guide. Types of Public Land

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Interviews

On the Pacific Crest Trail with Writer Pete Brook

Pete Brook is an independent writer who covered his Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike for Outside Magazine last summer. Along the way, Pete documented his experience through a handful of articles, and more closely through his social media.

Pete Brook is an independent writer who covered his Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike for Outside Magazine last summer. Along the way, Pete documented his experience through a handful of articles, and more closely through his social media. Pete’s honest take on the hike ran counter to the overly romantic versions of outdoor pursuits that have emerged in recent years. I sat down with him to talk about all things PCT, social media in the outdoors, and much more. What was the inspiration for the

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Videos

Under An Arctic Sky: A Film by Chris Burkard

Under An Arctic Sky is sure to be a film that is as much about surfing as it is about the trials and tribulations of any adventure; those impossible moments mid trip where there is so much weight in the uncertainty.

Iceland isn’t necessarily the place that comes to mind when one thinks of popular surfing destinations, yet it’s exactly where Chris Burkard, Ben Weiland, and a group of six surfers head to with hopes of finding perfect surf in freezing conditions. Taking to the remote island nation’s frozen coastline, the crew travels through brutal winter storms and frigid cold in search of swell. Not to mention it was all during the worst storm to hit Iceland’s shore in the last 25 years. The film

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Tips

5 Spring Camping Spots to Watch the Flowers Bloom

Some might argue the greatest thing about spring is the explosion of color that happens as trees come back to life and flowers begin to bloom. If you’re seeking out some truly breathtaking views for your spring camping trips, here are a few spots where the kaleidoscope of colors will rock your world.

Some might argue the greatest thing about spring is the explosion of color that happens as trees come back to life and flowers begin to bloom. If you’re seeking out some truly breathtaking views for your spring camping trips, here are a few spots where the kaleidoscope of colors will rock your world. Crested Butte, Colorado The annual Wildflower Festival in Crested Butte isn’t held until July, but many of the blooms begin early in the spring. Endless arrays of

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

Wilder & Sons: The Pride of the Pacific Northwest

New accessories from a brand born and bred in the Pacific Northwest, Wilder & Sons is all about making gear and apparel for the modern explorer.

Wilder & Sons was created to inspire those who seek endless adventure, rain or shine. Their motivation is simple, the belief that living a life to its fullest only comes through visceral experience, say the thrill of riding a wave, or standing on the pegs of your motorbike while ramping down on the throttle, or riding snorkel deep powder through a forest of firs in the Cascades. Drawing inspiration from the great unknown of the American wilderness, they design their apparel

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5 Pieces of Outdoor Gear You Should Never DIY

It can be tempting to try and cut corners and save a few bucks when it comes to outdoor gear, though to do so at the expense of safety is never a good idea. Here are a few pieces of gear you don’t want to skimp on.

These days lots of folks are desperate for ways to save a few bucks, what with the cost of living rising exponentially all across the country. While it’s great to scrimp on only the essentials, it’s never a good idea to cut corners and DIY all of your outdoor gear, even if you’re on a budget. DIY gear is often dangerous and can lead to numerous problems out on the trail, some that might even be fatal. Here are a

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