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Quick and Dirty

By Carl Zoch   |   Mar 17, 2017 March 17, 2017

We were craving it: fresh ribbons of single track, grinding climbs, white-knuckle descents, solitude, dirt. Four friends, four loaded bikes (rush-packed, survival-style), vague plan, limited time. The consensus was to leave it wide open and see where the trail might lead in a condensed time frame. Not a month. It… Read More

Gerry moves seamlessly from full lotus on the mat to full trim on his surfboard. Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Tommy Schultz

Yoga with Gerry

By Hank Gaskell   |   Feb 14, 2017 February 14, 2017

For those of you who don’t know surfing, Gerry Lopez is an icon of the sport. Since the late sixties, Gerry has made surfers from around the world hoot with hyper fascination as he dazzled them with his tube riding prowess. His flowing, effortless grace in heavy-water situations… Read More

Photo: Nate Ptacek

The Boundary Waters Works for Everyone

By Adam Fetcher   |   Dec 19, 2016 December 19, 2016

Last week, federal agencies responsible for stewardship of America’s public lands did the right thing: they took a hard look at science and public opinion and made a sober decision to protect Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters from a sulfide-ore copper mining project by denying the renewal of two mineral leases. Read More

The Dirtbag Diaries

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: No Way Around It

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 9, 2016 September 9, 2016

Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic are the expedition kayakers. Over the past decade, the duo have made first descents of over 120 rivers in wildly remote locations across 36 countries and 6 continents. In 2016, Ben and Chris traveled to Myanmar to complete a source to… Read More

Lago to Lago: Connecting the two great lakes in Patagonia Park

Lago to Lago: Connecting the two great lakes in Patagonia Park

By Rick Ridgeway   |   Jun 26, 2015 June 26, 2015

The official grand opening of the new Patagonia National Park in southern Chile is scheduled for late November but the park, even now, is attracting thousands of visitors including three of our trail running ambassadors who, in January, ran parts of the 100-plus miles of trails already… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jan 7, 2015 January 7, 2015

By Fitz & Becca Cahall There comes a stage in a great athlete’s career when the pursuit of technical difficulty takes a back seat. It gives way to simplicity, an aesthetic and possibly to an iconic style that leaves an impression on a sport. Will… Read More

My New Travel Companion

My New Travel Companion

By Lydia Zamorano   |   Jun 20, 2014 June 20, 2014

By Lydia Zamorano I've found my favorite yoga and bodywork prop. Not only is it made of wood, but it's perfectly portable, fits into the side of any backpack or duffel bag, and takes up next to no space in a van. It works kind of like other massage canes would… Read More

Andre’s Red Knickers: A Story About Boatmens’ Rituals

Andre’s Red Knickers: A Story About Boatmens’ Rituals

By Jeffe Aronson   |   May 24, 2013 May 24, 2013

“Hey, Reeg,” I say, watching him wading chest deep, offshore in the frigid river, well past sundown, when most normal river guides should be sipping scotch (as I happen to be). He is sponging off the scum line from his handmade dory, the Escalante, his beauty and dream. He… Read More

Taking the Oars

Taking the Oars

By Bridget Crocker   |   Jan 22, 2013 January 22, 2013

By Bridget Crocker Sometimes a woman has to paddle against the current. When I’d first met Doreen, last season, she was a highsider – a porter and training guide who helped weight the rafts through the Zambezi’s high-volume hydraulics. She was barely five feet tall and less than a… Read More