A man smiling with his hiking and camping equipment.

The Cost of Playing Outdoors

By the rules of the outdoor industry, I shouldn’t have been having fun. I was picking my way over boulders in Missouri’s Cathedral Canyon, and I didn’t have a lick of fancy gear.  Backpack, tent, sleeping bag, down coat—all of it was back home in Washington. I left it there when I came to St. […]

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