adventure

#WildWomensProject: A Weekend with Inspiring Females

August 23, 2016
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I receive a lot of invitations for press trips and unfortunately, I can’t attend a large percentage of them due to life commitments {#AdultingIsHard.} In the past three months alone, I’ve turned down a trip to the Canary Islands {painful}, a guided climb up Mt. Baker {truly, the toughest one for me}, a kayaking trip in the San Juan Islands, another heli-supported trip to the San Juan islands, a backpacking trip in Steamboat Springs, an uber ritzy week in Telluride {complete with a summit of Wilson Peak}, and a glamping excursion in upstate New York. I don’t list these out to sound arrogant; I’m simply trying to underscore my next statement.

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outdoors

You’re Not Better Than Anyone: The Follow-Up Post

August 15, 2016
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Occasionally I’ll touch on a subject that strikes a nerve with readers near and far. This post {You’re Not Better Than Anyone} was one of those times. Readers emailed, commented, shared, and left me notes on Facebook. And truly, I appreciate it when I receive that kind of response. After seeing so much negativity towards “others” in the outdoor space, I was starting to think that I was the only one feeling the way that I do.

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14ers

Longs Peak: The Keyhole Route

August 8, 2016
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For years, Longs Peak has been watching me.

In college, I embarked upon the grandiose and delusional plan to climb all of Colorado’s 14ers before graduation. Surprise; it didn’t happen. But, I managed to tick a large number of the peaks off the list before I was 22. Unfortunately, Longs Peak wasn’t one of them, and it wasn’t for lack of trying. We attempted the Loft Route twice: once my partner suffered from some knee pain, and a thunderstorm chased us off the second time.

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#JustAnOutdoorGal

#JustAnOutdoorGal: Patrice LaVigne

August 3, 2016
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Anagha is crushing her legal studies in Europe this month, so I’ve taken over August’s #JustAnOutdoorGal feature. But you know what? I’m not sad; not one bit. Because I sat down with Patrice LaVigne, an outdoor adventuress-writer-nomad who I’ve gotten to know over the past couple of years. And y’all, her story is a lot of fun!

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outdoor retailer

Outdoor Retailer: A Survival Guide

August 1, 2016
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It’s that time of the year where the majority of outdoor brands, writers, photographers, and PR reps flock to Salt Lake City for this biannual meeting of the minds. From hiking and backpacking to rock climbing and SUPing; trail running and yoga to mountaineering and Zumba; Outdoor Retailer has something for everyone.

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hiking

Hiking to Ice Lake Basin

July 28, 2016
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There are some hikes that are enjoyable with the fresh air, high-alpine smells, and green meadows sprawling into the distance. And then there are those hikes that are abso-freaking-lutely unbeatable with vivid color, fields of wildflowers and turquoise-colored lakes so surreal that it’s hard to imagine they exist outside of a fairytale.

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