Out There

A Brief History of the Pacific Crest Trail

The unsung heroes who made it hap­pen.

The Pacif­ic Crest Trail extends from the south­ern tip of Cal­i­for­nia to the north­ern tip of Wash­ing­ton and has changed thou­sands of lives through­out its near­ly cen­­tu­ry-long exis­tence. From the casu­al day adven­tures to the ded­i­cat­ed thru-hik­er, the beau­ty and mag­ni­tude of all 2,650 miles are ever-grow­ing, and like all things that now tran­scend gen­er­a­tions, it start­ed with just an idea and some very pas­sion­ate indi­vid­u­als. Whether you are plan­ning a life-chang­ing expe­di­tion, or just want to know more about

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Interviews

Interview with Paralympian Cyclist Ryan Boyle

From coma to podi­um.

When Ryan Boyle suf­fered a trau­mat­ic brain injury in 2003 at the age of 9, doc­tors had doubts he would even wake up from his coma. But Boyle shat­tered all expec­ta­tions, relearn­ing how to walk, talk, and even­tu­al­ly ride a bike again. Fast for­ward to today and Boyle is now a mul­ti­­ple-medal win­ner of the Par­a­lympics Cycling Team and an author—both tru­ly remark­able achieve­ments for a boy who lost part of his brain. Over the past decade, Boyle has become

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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

Five Ways You Can Volunteer or Work in the Outdoors this Summer

If you’re look­ing to make a dif­fer­ence in the out­doors this sum­mer, whether by vol­un­teer­ing or col­lect­ing some cash for your efforts, numer­ous orga­ni­za­tions are ded­i­cat­ed to get­ting peo­ple into the moun­tains, canyons and oth­er nat­ur­al places for a good cause. Read on! Big City Moun­taineers Ded­i­cat­ed to giv­ing under-served urban youth the oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence the wild places of the Unit­ed States, Big City Moun­taineers oper­ates in sev­er­al cities through­out the coun­try, includ­ing Den­ver, Oak­land, Seat­tle, and Min­neapo­lis. As

If you’re look­ing to make a dif­fer­ence in the out­doors this sum­mer, whether by vol­un­teer­ing or col­lect­ing some cash for your efforts, numer­ous orga­ni­za­tions are ded­i­cat­ed to get­ting peo­ple into the moun­tains, canyons and oth­er nat­ur­al places for a good cause. Read on! Big City Moun­taineers Ded­i­cat­ed to giv­ing under-served urban youth the oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence the wild places of the Unit­ed States, Big City Moun­taineers oper­ates in sev­er­al cities through­out the coun­try, includ­ing Den­ver, Oak­land, Seat­tle, and Min­neapo­lis. As

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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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