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localcrew

Mike Colpo aka “localcrew” was an 11-year veteran of Patagonia. He was a committed, and knowledgeable environmentalist who had a special love for Nevada’s wild places. He was a monster on his mountain bike and his beloved Xtracycle, an excellent backcountry navigator, telemark skier, fly fisherman and alpinist who took a month out every summer to guide for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Wyoming. He passed away suddenly on December 7, 2011. We miss him dearly.

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Don’t Wait for Good, Go Find It

Don’t Wait for Good, Go Find It

Mar 7, 2011 March 7, 2011

There always something unpleasant in the news. Worse, this queue of sad stories is never-ending; the high notes don't last long before they're pushed off the front page to make way for the latest updates about unfolding unrest of some kind or another. That makes news like the kind we're… Read More

Prescott-area Film Festival to Benefit a Friend in Need

Prescott-area Film Festival to Benefit a Friend in Need

Feb 23, 2011 February 23, 2011

A close friend of Patagonia is currently facing a fight for his life. A Patagonia Climbing Ambassador, past NOLS instructor, and outdoor photographer, Bean Bowers grew a fast and large circle of friends through his combination of irrepresible energy and positive spirt. A backcountry skiing accident in… Read More

Cordillera Blanca Expedition Seeks Mountaineers

Cordillera Blanca Expedition Seeks Mountaineers

Feb 4, 2011 February 4, 2011

Mountaineers take note: Put your skills to use helping monitor air pollution in the vertical environment of the high Andes. Read on for more details or visit the American Alpine Club's informational Section mountaineers and other AAC mountaineering scientists will be spending 2-4 weeks in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca,… Read More

The Blessed Inconvenience of Abundance

The Blessed Inconvenience of Abundance

Jul 24, 2009 July 24, 2009

Have you ever tried to grow zucchini? I haven’t. I’m ayoungest child, and a fortunate side effect of that is a tendency to learn fromothers’ mistakes. I would watch my siblings get in trouble for something and makea mental note of what not to do. That’s why I’ve shied… Read More

Photo: Jeff Foott

Man Gives U.S. Wild Utah for Christmas

Jan 5, 2009 January 5, 2009

Idealists are frequently told that “hope” is not a strategy. Perhaps not, but it breeds inspiration, and inspiration is nothing if not the mother of the marvelous. And hope and inspiration together . . . Why, don’t they create the foundation upon which all great strategies are formed? On… Read More

Photo: localcrew

The Circus Tour

Dec 18, 2008 December 18, 2008

Well, it happened. It finally snowed. Last week, we pled: “Dear Winter, Please Show Up.” We snow-loving mountain dwellers had simply had our fill of gloriously sunny and unseasonably warm days. We couldn’t take it any longer. Cries issued forth. Widespread wailing was heard. Bargains… Read More

Time Running Out to Save Utah Treasures

Time Running Out to Save Utah Treasures

Dec 15, 2008 December 15, 2008

December 19th is quickly approaching, and with it, the fate of vast tracts of Utah’s stunning red-rock wilderness. This is the scheduled date for an upcoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands auction, in which approximately 270,000+ acres will be sold to the highest bidder for oil and/or… Read More

Photo courtesy The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot.

Dear Winter, Please Show Up

Dec 8, 2008 December 8, 2008

Just about a month ago, a gentleman named Carson Bennett made this simple statement: “I’m snow hungry.” Patagonia Dealer Services Mgr. Gregor Finke enjoying some of last year’s local treats. The pronouncement opened his essay for the online mountain-news source  NewWest.net. In his essay, Mr. Bennett… Read More

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