On most days, hiking is a labor of love. It’s typically a relaxing walk outside where you may encounter a moderate elevation gain and you’re home by dark. Then there are the type of hikes that literally take your breath away, and not in a good way. These are hikes by definition, but more of
Nothing beats the experience of a thrilling adventure. Unfortunately sometimes life gets in the way and the next best alternative is finding inspiration in other places. There’s nothing else like getting lost in a good book and impatiently waiting for the next time you get to pick it back up. Becoming an active participant in
Going on an adventure doesn’t have to be an epic, once a year experience. You don’t need to tackle a 6 month thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail or embark on an around the world trip to every country on the planet. Adventures can be as simple as trying something new that you have always
Surfing brings to mind images of sandy beaches, palm trees, and fresh coconuts. The idea of living life as a professional surfer evokes feelings of pure joy and envy. The last thing that comes to mind when thinking about surfing is the freezing temperatures and harsh environments found in the Arctic. Chris Burkard is the
Inspiration comes in many forms and you can find it nearly anywhere if you look hard enough. Courtney Dauwalter recently completed the Moab 240, for the uninitiated it is a 238 mile run through the Moab desert. It’s not just a straight shot either, there are deserts, mountains, canyons, and a mental fortitude that not
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m not sure what that makes a video, but it’s a pretty big number. These clips each tell an amazing story of beauty and adventure. Hiking is therapeutic on every level. Waking up early in the morning and tackling a handful of miles at your own
There is something about a movie that can inspire you to climb a mountain, hike the pacific crest trail, or want to jump out of a plane and rob a bank. Ok, so maybe not the rob a bank part, but a well told story can inspire and encourage you to try things you never
John Muir, otherwise known as “John of the Mountains” and “The Father of National Parks.” is the single most important conservationist and adventurer of the last 200 hundred years. His passion for maintaining nature, as it is, in it’s purest form, was in full display as he petitioned for the National Parks Bill that passed in 1890.
There’s levels to this game. Danny Macaskill can ride his bike better than most people can walk. If you haven’t heard of him or seen any of his work, stop what you’re doing right now and start here. You’ll find yourself down an internet rabbit hole of the most incredible bike riding that you never
El Capitan. The granite wall born in fire and forged in flames. Forming nearly 220 million years ago when North America slammed into another tectonic plate underneath the Pacific Ocean. The grinding collision forced the Pacific plate underneath California and sparked a pressure cooker, that over millennia, birthed the greatest climbing face on the planet.