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9 Instagrams You Should Follow If You Love the Outdoors

Instagram can be a dangerous procrastination tool but also a huge source of inspiration. There are so many different accounts posting beautiful photos of the wilderness. A quick glance at a photo or two can easily turn into an hour long wanderlust session. From rock climbing in Colorado to trekking through the wild Amazon rainforest,…

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Camping
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Climbing Huayna Potosi

Between 3:12 a.m. and 5:03 a.m. I struggled mentally, trudging through thick snow in silence. We approached the first technical ice wall where I paused, near-vertical on the side of the cliff, and looked down at the clouds circling below. Saturated with the moon’s purple-maroon hues and carrying traces of a lingering thunderstorm, the nebula…

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Climbing
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A Muggle’s Guide to Climbing Jargon

Ever find yourself listening to climbers talk with each other and feel a bit like the odd antelope out at the watering hole? Sure, they might be speaking English but it definitely doesn’t seem like it when every other word sounds made-up. Beta? Biners?? Bears!?! Oh my. Okay, maybe “bears” isn’t actually climbing lingo, but…

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Editorial
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The Outdoors-Loving Hypocrite

If I’m being honest, I will admit that I fall squarely on the crunchy-granola, tree-hugging spectrum. I turn the water off while I’m washing my hair and shop religiously at local farmer’s markets for things that I can’t make or grow at home. I believe that driving an old truck is better for the environment…

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Climbing
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Saying goodbye to the Northeast, crag by crag, one chalk at a time.

  Some say we are like books: our lives are a composition of chapters, each one chronicling growth and change—my middle school graduation, moving across the world for college—while some chapters foreshadow adventures and dreams—being introduced to climbing, hearing a kick-ass female journalist speak—and few provide key highlights—accepting my dream internship—or deep sadness—saying semi-permanent goodbyes…