Adventure

For the last six years, I have used the same 65 liter backpack. No matter if it was a one night trip or a 3-week trip abroad, I packed that bag to the brim with everything I thought I needed. While it is a solid bag, I was always thinking that I didn’t need to… Read More

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Tucked into the spraydeck of my canoe I examined the sky, calculating how much time we had before the next squall hit, hoping we would make it to camp in time. For the past several days, dark, looming clouds threatened from the west, ready to unleash another afternoon monsoon. At this moment, I and five… Read More

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Where: Prescott, Arizona. Located just west of smack-dab-in-the-middle of Arizona. Elevation: 5500 feet. Environment: High desert. Surrounded by 3 national forests: Prescott National Forest, Kaibab National Forest and Coconino National Forest. Less than 2 hours from Flagstaff, Sedona and Phoenix. Why: Willow Lake and Watson Lake are two conjoining reservoirs that were dammed in the… Read More

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Consider this: it’s the fastest growing winter sport in the world, because it is. It’s a great way to get outside in winter, get a workout, a refreshing hike, and not worry about sinking in snow that’s too deep. The sport is easy to learn, inexpensive (compared to other winter sports), poses little risk of… Read More

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It started as a winter idea, something to do when the snow flew. The first Appalachian Mountain Club ski hut was built in New Hampshire back in 1888. Construction hasn’t slowed a bit since then. The American tradition of hut-based backcountry skiing, where skiers set up their bases in mountain refuges with ski access, warm… Read More

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In my recent post about learning to ski with a back-country professional, I made a joke about teaching an old dog new tricks. While it was mostly a poke at my age and my lack of skiing experience having grown up in Colorado, there is a lot of truth to the way that this mindset… Read More

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Some people get their kicks climbing mountains. For others, it’s downhill skiing. Want a little bit of both? Consider the Birkebeiner. What’s this about? 2017 marks the 44th annual Birkebeiner (pr: birk-uh-bee-ner) Cross Country Ski Race, held each year in Hayward, Wisconsin. Located in the northwest corner of the state, Hayward is home to one… Read More

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Where: Joshua Tree National Park is a well known, but less explored National Park located in the south-central valley of California. About 3 hours west of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a spectacle that is surrounded by a whole lot of what many people would consider nothing. This is a very arid part of the… Read More

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Red Fox Ambassador Christine Dennison of New York City has been awarded the Brazilian Navy League Medal of Honor, for her efforts in discovering the lost World War II submarine R-12, and her 42 entombed sailors. Christine Dennison is the co-founder and president of Mad Dog Expeditions, an internationally recognized technical scuba diving and exploration… Read More

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Are you interested in climbing ice but have no idea where to start? The sport is foreign to most people and intimidating to get into. There are many questions to consider. Where to go? What gear is needed? Is it safe? This article will touch on the basics that you need to know to get… Read More

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WHERE Across Idaho, winter adventurers and yurts go hand in hand! WHY Did you know Idaho has the most yurts-per-person in the country? The appeal of these a circular Mongolian-style yurts is strong, especially in winter. Just imagine looking out of the frosty window of a yurt and seeing the light glowing over the surrounding… Read More

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WHERE Bozeman is located at an altitude of 4,820 feet, with Interstate 90 slicing right though the city. It’s a college town, home to Montana State University. It’s practically surrounded by mountains. The Bridger Mountains are to the north-northeast, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west-south-west, the Big Belt Mountains and Horseshoe Hills to the… Read More

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Arielle’s view It’s not easy to learn something new as an adult. For one, when on earth do I have time for that? Amongst all these adult things like working, doing laundry, paying bills, and whatnot? For two, I thought you couldn’t teach an old dog new tricks? Granted, I’m in my mid-twenties, but still…. Read More

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“…we don’t want people to come and surf here, we don’t want that kind of responsibility…” SURF IN SIBERIA ARCTIC OCEAN 5 from Kokorev Konstantin on Vimeo.

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Where Red Rock Canyon, just a few miles from Las Vegas, off State Route 159. Why In 1987 I was on an assignment in Las Vegas. I was writing a series on how Sin City was working to change its reputation. I interviewed the governor, the casino owners, and a lot of community leaders on… Read More

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“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” ― Aldo Leopold Of all the different landscapes and peoples of Patagonia, the most isolated region on the Chilean side of the Andes is the region of Aysén. There is no direct road from Aysén to the Chilean mainland. Jutting through the… Read More

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WHERE: The Sandia Mountains is an easily accessible range immediately to the east of Albuquerque, New Mexico within the Cibola National Forest. Part of the range is protected as the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Its highest point is Sandia Crest, at 10,679 feet (3256m). WHY: Just a short drive from a major metropolitan area of more… Read More

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Where This lesser-known National Monument and Preserve is located in south central Idaho, right on Highway 20. There’s just about nothing on either side of the park for miles in between Jackson, Wyoming and Boise, Idaho, but it’s well worth the drive if you are in the area. If you are going through Yellowstone, this… Read More

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Where The San Rafael River region in Utah north of I-70 is just northwest of the town of Green River, and about two hours west of Grand Junction, CO. Salt Lake City is just over three hours away. Why Central Utah’s San Rafael Swell is a magnificent 80 by 30-mile adventure area packed with mountain… Read More

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The east coast was very hot this summer and I was lucky to get some time to travel north to Maine with my rescue dog Ginger. She is a husky breed and has tons of energy so we hike and around seven miles a day. Clearly I needed the right pack for the journey. For… Read More

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WHERE To get to Shelf Road, travel to Canon City about two and a half hours south of Denver. Shelf Road is on CO-67, just south of Cripple Creek. WHY Whether it’s climbing, bouldering, hiking or mountain biking, Shelf Road has it going on. Shelf Road is located in what is often called Colorado’s “banana… Read More

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WHERE The Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located within the Río Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Río Grande Wild and Scenic River and Red River Wild and Scenic River. It’s about a 45 minute drive north of Taos, N.M. WHY If you like to push the limits in a variety of outdoor… Read More

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Alaska – it’s the biggest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. Best known for its dramatic mountains, plus a diversity of forests and wide-open spaces with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. Denali National Park is home to North America’s highest peak,… Read More

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WHERE: Vedauwoo (Pr: vee-da-voo) is a nationally renowned scenic area located in Southwestern Wyoming within the Medicine Bow National Forest. Drivers traveling between Cheyenne and Laramie on Interstate 80 will be treated to iconic rock outcroppings. It covers an area of over 2.25 million acres in Wyoming and Colorado. Though it is decidedly unclear, some… Read More

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India. I hated it upon first arrival. I was a jet lagged unprepared American and it was 4 am. I spoke no Indian. I smelled of recycled air and privilege. With a fax number for my hotel contact and a vague mile long street location, I was downright lucky the kind and patient taxi driver… Read More

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Shoshala, the cliff luring us to this side of the Himachal Pradesh, loomed straight over head. This was Option Number One. It was first climbed by a Finnish team a few springs ago. Their climb, mixed with many bolts, opened a series of corners and small cracks on the south-center aspect of this spearheaded peak…. Read More

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There’s a reason we’ve all ended up in this beautiful place along the Front Range of the majestic Rocky Mountains. It’s a great place to raise a family with a flourishing economy, a diverse, intelligent, adventurous population, and so many fun things to do! No matter what brought us here, I know there’s at least… Read More

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Friedi Kühne is a slacker. Not that kind of slacker! He works hard, at the sport of slacklining. The Munich, Germany native and Red Fox aficionado/ambassador has become a slacklining master. Slacklining refers to the act of walking or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tied between two anchors. It is… Read More

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  These are my conclusions after two trips to Nepal during the spring. I spent time in the capitol city of Kathmandu and the more relaxed, environmental and humanity conscious town of Pokhara. I trekked and climbed in both the Annapurna and Everest regions. I love these mountains and the local culture and recommend Nepal… Read More

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WHERE: The Picketwire (Purgatoire) Canyonlands on the Comanche National Grasslands south of La Junta, in southeastern Colorado. WHY: Dinosaur tracks. We’re talking a lot of dinosaur tracks. These primitive canyons are home to the largest known set of dinosaur tracks in North America, and also Native American rock art and early Hispanic settlements. Don’t let… Read More

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This is the last in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon Part I • Part II Travel Considerations for the North Rim Before going out to the points in the Kaibab NF, check with the Back Country Office in the North Rim Village. These folks really know their stuff… Read More

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This is the 2nd in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. Part I • Part III In the Native American language of the Paiute “Kaibab” means “mountain lying down.” Good way to put it. The upwarp of the Kaibab Plateau is defined by its geographic boundaries. In the… Read More

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WHERE Nestled against the foothills of the Wind River Mountains and on the banks of the Popo Agie River, Lander is in west-central Wyoming. It sits on state highway 287, which came up from Ft. Collins, Colorado and continues on into Montana to the north. Lander is 270 miles northwest of state capitol Cheyenne. WHY… Read More

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This is the first in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. Part II | Part III A leisurely trek on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon You can always tell when you are approaching the north edge of the Grand Canyon. Almost subliminally you feel something changing. The… Read More

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Moab is basically Utah’s adventure base camp, simple as that. WHERE Moab is a 3 hour 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City, 5 hours and 20 minutes from Denver or 6 hours from Las Vegas. Just south of Interstate 70, and just west of the Colorado state line. WHY: Red Fox Ambassador Lina Dzekciorius… Read More

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  WHERE Black Canyon is a fantastic location in western Colorado, north of U.S. 50 and northeast of Montrose. It’s about 90 minutes southeast of Grand Junction, and four hours southwest of Denver. WHY The canyon’s name owes itself to the fact that parts of the gorge only receive 33 minutes of sunlight a day,… Read More

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Where Nestled in the center of Colorado, between the continental divide and the Arkansas River. It’s near the intersection of Colorado Hwy. 24 and Colorado Hwy. 285, an easy drive from Denver and Colorado Springs. Why Well, why not? The small town of Buena Vista or “BV” has it all. Rafting and kayaking on the… Read More

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The 15th annual Red Fox Adventure Race sponsored by Polartec®, a grueling non-stop, no-sleep challenge in the wilderness, went off without a hitch this past weekend – June 9 – 13 – in the Karelia region of Northwestern Russia at Ladoga Lake on the border of Finland. The 2016 edition had some changes, with the… Read More

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A thru hike is difficult under the best circumstances. Starting in the winter only elevates the difficulty of the hiking and adds an element of mountaineering to the adventure that few others get to experience. I began my quest to complete the triple crown of hiking on February 5th on top of Springer Mountain in… Read More

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Underneath the little marble islands lie the “capillas de marmol” or the marble chapels: the lake has slowly eroded away the underside of the marble islands leaving caves that glow in the sunlight and reflect the blue water. In the Chilean Patagonia, in the region of Aysen, there is one main road that extends over… Read More

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