. 10 Questions for The North Face ultrarunning athlete Ian MacNairn. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on 10 Questions for The North Face ultrarunning athlete Ian MacNairn

10 Questions for The North Face ultrarunning athlete Ian MacNairn

1. One thing you love about ultrarunning? What I love about ultrarunning is that the act of ultrarunning is a process that inevitably strips away all aspects and characteristics of yourself that are not vital in the moment. By this I mean that the myriad social, cultural and personal historical constructs that may define you … Read more ›

Mountain Hardwear. Funky things at the Mountain Hardwear Headquarter’s. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Funky things at the Mountain Hardwear Headquarter’s

Funky things at the Mountain Hardwear Headquarter’s

I flew down to see our friends at Mountain Hardwear in Richmond, just outside of San Francisco. A beautiful part of the world, and a wonderful outdoor business. I spoke about many things with many nice people (more on that coming soon), and took a crazy tour through their historic headquarters. I say historic because … Read more ›

. The Mongol Rally: The greatest adventure rally in the world. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on The Mongol Rally: The greatest adventure rally in the world

The Mongol Rally: The greatest adventure rally in the world

When I tell people that my 50-year old mother and I are about to embark on the Mongol Rally, the most common reaction is stunned silence accompanied by a very confused look.  “A rally? Like the Dakkar Rally?” “No, no,” I have to clarify, “not like the Dakkar Rally.  It’s not professional motorsport, it’s an … Read more ›

Camping, Spring. 12 reasons to get excited for camping season. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on 12 reasons to get excited for camping season

12 reasons to get excited for camping season

12. Getting out your camping gear from the back of the closet   11. You never sleep as well as in the outdoors   10. You broke in your boots last season, right?   9. Adding bacon to every meal!   8. Learning to use your new camping toys   7. Outsmarting bears (sometimes)   … Read more ›

. Learning about outdoor advancements with JY. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on Learning about outdoor advancements with JY

Learning about outdoor advancements with JY

There’s something about being in the outdoors that brings life back to a more basic level. When you are outside and you are worrying about the essentials: being warm, being dry and whether that cloud over there looks like rain, you don’t have time to worry about filing your income taxes and other long-term minutiae … Read more ›

Spring, Winter. 12 Signs You Definitely Want Spring To Be Here. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on 12 Signs You Definitely Want Spring To Be Here

12 Signs You Definitely Want Spring To Be Here

You overreact when it snows   All you think about is flying south   You get sarcastic about your fake tan   Winter is the season you call ‘Beach Body Prep’   The Chinook winds excite you   Setting foot outside in winter breeds anger   You wear a swimsuit everywhere   Talk of skiing … Read more ›

Outdoor Research. Outdoor Research creates dreams: the Tiny House Tour. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Outdoor Research creates dreams: the Tiny House Tour

Outdoor Research creates dreams: the Tiny House Tour

There are a lot of videos of people hucking themselves off huge cliffs, doing insane tricks, and just generally being ‘rad,’ but in all honesty we cannot relate too much to that. Then Outdoor Research comes along with their Tiny House Tour and blow our minds with relaxed, soulful watchings.  Their recent video about parking … Read more ›