The Cleanest Line

Month: May 2011

Unpredictable

Unpredictable

By Trevor Gordon   |   May 31, 2011 May 31, 2011

Chances are you went somewhere fun over the long weekend and took a bunch of photos with your digital camera. Today, our friend and product tester, Trevor Gordon, shares a seemingly rare treat: travel photographs shot on film.  There is a beauty to the unpredictable. Whenever I go on… Read More

Memorial Day Marg Recipe

Memorial Day Marg Recipe

By Kelly Cordes   |   May 27, 2011 May 27, 2011

I like the idea of dancing skeletons. They seem happy and free. I like dancing, too, though I don’t do it much, at least not in public (be grateful; I just do the same disco moves over and over again while sporting my whiteman’s overbite). But I love the… Read More

Makalu 2011: Safe, Healthy and Heading Home

Makalu 2011: Safe, Healthy and Heading Home

By Steve House   |   May 27, 2011 May 27, 2011

Sitting on a warm piece of granite in front of a crystal-clear stream, Steve House called this morning on his way out from Makalu towards Kathmandu. The news you'll hear is both positive and somber. Everyone Steve traveled and climbed with are all safe and healthy. Unfortunately, he and… Read More

Skiing Patagonia, Saving Patagonia – Chile needs energy, but is damming its wildest rivers a price worth paying?

Skiing Patagonia, Saving Patagonia – Chile needs energy, but is damming its wildest rivers a price worth paying?

By Ember Photo   |   May 26, 2011 May 26, 2011

It was ten years ago when we first pedaled over an obscure pass alongside South America's second largest lake and caught our first glimpse of Chilean Patagonia's wild and wonderful Rio Baker (Baker River) watershed. Never before had we encountered such a vast and ecologically diverse corner of the… Read More

On the Road with Solitaire, Episode 4 – Low Tide

On the Road with Solitaire, Episode 4 – Low Tide

By Nick Waggoner   |   May 24, 2011 May 24, 2011

“When you land in a freeride mecca and things are neither free, nor rideable, what’s a guy to do? It was time to make lemons into lemonade.” The fourth in a series of posts from Nick Waggoner and the crew at Sweetgrass Productions. They’re currently hard at work… Read More

Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

By Jim Little   |   May 20, 2011 May 20, 2011

We came armed with double boilers, frying pans and casserole pots. Banging on cookware in noisy opposition to the proposed construction of five mega-dams in Chile’s wild Aysén region, about 500 employees from Patagonia’s worldwide operations joined the wave of worldwide protests against the proposed industrialization of… Read More

Makalu 2011: Sweet & Sour

Makalu 2011: Sweet & Sour

By Steve House   |   May 18, 2011 May 18, 2011

Steve House called today and shared the latest news from Makalu. He and fellow Patagonia ambassador Marko Prezelj finished their acclimatization and spent some time on the west face where the weather didn't cooperate all that well. But the forecast is improving slightly… Read More

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011

By Enviro editor   |   May 17, 2011 May 17, 2011

[One of America's longest rivers, the Susquehanna provides fresh drinking water to millions of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic residents. It faces increasing contamination threats as a result of unregulated use of highly toxic fracking chemicals used to extract natural gas from within the river's watershed. Photo: Don Williams] This… Read More

It’s the Man That Makes the Clothes

It’s the Man That Makes the Clothes

By John Rapp   |   May 13, 2011 May 13, 2011

Sartorialists say that clothing makes the man, and in that spirit – meet Christo Grayling. Editor's note: Patagonia clothing designer, John Rapp, shares the type of letter we love to receive from our customers. All photos courtesy of Christo Grayling. I recently had a pair of 15-year-old… Read More

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