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Hilarious. Goofy. Useless. Cumbersome. Those were my thoughts when I would see someone hiking with trekking poles back in the late 90’s when my love for the outdoors was beginning to take shape. Why would anyone want to lug those things around the forest unless they were elderly or handicapped? Weren’t they meant for skiing?
Backpacking for a bachelor party? Rob Kennedy did just that with a trip to Hells Canyon with some buddies before getting married on August 27th this summer. “Nothing went as planned,” he says about the trip, but “there was an awesome river crossing. Some rafters hooked us up with smoothies, and we caught fish in
Covering more distance in a shorter time—that’s the essential reason for ultralight backpacking, which is something Eli and Anna Brown have been doing together for six years. They got particularly interested in the concept “after a very slow and unsuccessful attempt at hiking the Snoqualmie to Stevens stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail,” Anna says.
Spokane resident Kay Leclaire is the oldest woman in the world to climb the Seven Summits—the highest peaks of the seven continents. “I guess I got the honor by default,” LeClaire jokes. In Spring of 2009, a woman named Nancy Norris was competing for the title but got sick at base camp. “I was on
Similar to many Montana natives, Drew Stoecklein started skiing when he was just 2 years old. Since then he’s diverged from the pack and become one of the country’s top Big Mountain Freeskiiers. “I grew up ski racing my entire life,” he says. “But every ski race I was the kid out there jumping off
It’s no secret that men occasionally band together in small groups, attempting to escape their familiar routines and defy limitations imposed in their lives. For most men, this can be accomplished with a weekly poker game. For Paul Fish and his three fellow members of the Into Thin Hair expedition (Jeff Johnson, Brent Johnson and
Soaking up the fall colors in the Kettle Range. Photo: Aaron Theisen There’s nothing like an autumn hike to spark your senses. There is the dazzling colors of fall foliage; the contrast of warm sun on your shoulders and crisp air in your lungs; the rich scent of fallen leaves in a damp, dark forest;