The Cleanest Line

Month: July 2011

Approaching one of the cliffs in Ten Sleep Canyon. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Notes from Ten Sleep

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jul 29, 2011 July 29, 2011

In contrast to the mountains of Chamonix, but in a similar vein of easy access, I recently headed north to a beautiful spot in Wyoming called Ten Sleep. I took a few notes: • The official name is Ten Sleep. I thought my illiterate friends who pronounce… Read More

The Dirtbag Diaries: You Are Not Alone

The Dirtbag Diaries: You Are Not Alone

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 27, 2011 July 27, 2011

Thank you to the entire Dirtbag Diaries community for all of your support and for helping the show recently surpass one million downloads. Here's Fitz to tell you about today's new episode. How do you start to see the complex relationships that make up a community? The first… Read More

Patagonia Time-Lapse Video

Patagonia Time-Lapse Video

By Adam Colton   |   Jul 25, 2011 July 25, 2011

Notice in the video the subtle movement, the wind toppling the foreground.  Imagine the scene you see but in the broader spectrum of the whole surroundings. Editor’s note: Last week we shared the trailer for Long Treks on Skate Decks' new video series from Morocco. Adam… Read More

30% Off Sale Happening Now!

30% Off Sale Happening Now!

Jul 21, 2011 July 21, 2011

On now! 30% Off Sale at and participating Patagonia Retail Stores, now through July 27, 2011.* Offer valid in USA only. Shop the Sale at Get hours and directions to your nearest Patagonia Retail Store *Sale limited to stock on hand. Offer valid… Read More

Janet Bergman on the relatively casual approach to the Grand Capucin (the big spire in the middle), from the Torino Hut. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Postcards from Chamonix: Sleep Finale

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jul 20, 2011 July 20, 2011

Ahhh, sleep. Sweet sleep. I drifted off to the soothing sounds of a jackhammer. They’re doing construction at the Torino Hut. 24-7 construction. I’ve long thought of loading my music player with tracks of peaceful sounds like waves gently crashing, the pitter-patter of rain, or birds chirping on a… Read More

Kelly, telepathically dictating to his laptop back down in town, and I on the train up to the reception. Photo: Jen Olson

The 48-Hour Dress

By Brittany Griffith   |   Jul 15, 2011 July 15, 2011

As the sun heated up our little apartment, I drifted out of my dream and awoke to a bizarre scene: people sprawled all over the floor, futon and tiny twin beds…I could hear chatter in half a dozen languages, clinking plates and glasses… the faint smell of tobacco, espresso and… Read More

The happy newlyweds (that’s Max on the left, Zoe on the right) outside the Hotel. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Postcard from Chamonix: Wedding Gifts

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jul 13, 2011 July 13, 2011

“Just follow the scent of love and eternal commitment!” JT said. We were lost already. Or maybe not. “Yeah, c’mon! There’s booze!” Brittany chimed in. Zoe looked beautiful. And Maxime, what a handsome devil, fancy suit and all. And the ceremony? Short and sweet. (Ceremonies in France – at… Read More

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