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Almost Dead: Shattered in the Backcountry

Almost Dead: Shattered in the Backcountry

By James Murren We woke inside our tents under a cloudy, early morning sky. Knowing we had a hard ride in front of us and unsure of what the trail conditions would be like on this backcountry route, we welcomed the cover from the sun. The Fiske Peak loop, in California’s new Berryessa Snow Mountain ...


Review: Big Agnes Camp Out

Review: Big Agnes Camp Out

Adventure comes in as many shapes and sizes as the intrepid folks who pursue them. While the resulting pursuits may differ in the extreme, the one constant is the need to sleep outside at some point. Big Agnes sent over a few choice items for us to put to use while endeavoring to find our ...


The Walkers and Stalkers of Scotland’s Munros

The Walkers and Stalkers of Scotland’s Munros

The United Kingdom’s mountains lie mostly on its western flank and bear the marks of the Ice Age several thousand years past. Our tallest peaks are modest when compared to even our continental neighbors and certainly to the likes of the Himalayas, Atlas Mountains, Andes and Rockies. Altitude sickness is something you cannot experience here, ...


A Taste of the Wasatch

A Taste of the Wasatch

It was still dark; I sat on a slab of granite staring down at the lakes below descending like giant glistening stairs. The mosquitos were already hard at work trying to get to my blood through two layers of clothing as I looked over my shoulder to see the headlamps of my travel partners disappearing ...


The Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grind showcases Oregon’s public lands

The Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grind showcases Oregon’s public lands

The Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grind highlights Harney County, Oregon’s rugged character, from long mountainous ascents to teeth-chattering and eye-watering descents, to breathtaking vistas, open rangeland and alpine forests. With two stream crossings and cattle guard after cattle guard, this gravel grind is a feat to finish and a testament to the rider’s grit and determination. The Skull 120 ...


Video: Salsa Cycles presents “Touching the Sun”

Video: Salsa Cycles presents “Touching the Sun”

A short film from Salsa Cycles about exploring Minnesota’s backcountry by bike and two friends enjoying the peace and quiet of fishing deep within public lands. Reaching places of solitude and beauty that is not accessible by vehicles, the bicycle adds to the enjoyment of the adventure. Watch the film and rethink your next outdoor experience. Salsa Cycles ...




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