SURF | SNOW | SUN
“Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have nature and that is much better.”
~Juha Väätäinen 🇫🇮 Gold medalist 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter, 1971 European Championships
Once a Runner
Identifying as a long-distance runner was very important to me when I was in high school in college. When I was competitive, I experienced modest success, earning several All-Conference and All-State awards in both high school and college. As a coach right out of college, running retained a special place in my heart, ...
James Peak – 10/09/19
Yesterday was our final day in Colorado. I have been bouncing around this beautiful state for just over three years, and my husband has been in the Winter Park area for seven.
Although Johnny and I left the Fraser Valley last week, we wanted to bag one more meaningful summit on the Continental Divide to see our old home from above.
We decided to shuttle cars with a friend so that we could do a loop hike of James Peak from Saint Mary’s Glacier. ...
lthough a half year backpacking trip is a physical grind, this is not the most challenging part of a thru-hike. Apologies for sounding like a broken record, but as you might likely guess, this title belongs to the psychological side of this journey.
Our hikers chime in on whether they agree with this sentiment, what coping mechanisms they use to overcome their challenges, how the challenges have evolved over the course of the hike, and what advice they would offer to their pre-trail selves on how to better handle these hurdles. ...
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Summer has come to a close (and winter has arrived in certain parts of the country) which means REI is clearing out their shelves to make room for the cold-weather outdoors goods.
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