Girl Gone Wild: Whitney James

I like to think I have a unique talent for finding really rad women. Take Whitney James for example: One glance at her Instagram and I knew she was a badass, a true… Continue reading

Hiking 101: How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy on the Trail

There’s nothing better than seeing your dog running up the trail ahead of you, or having them on your board when you go out for a paddle. But—as we were all recently reminded… Continue reading

Hiking 101: Read This Before Your First 14er

“Am I ready for this? How do I know if there’s a limit? Can I do it right?” The nagging thoughts plagued Anh Thai, 28, for days before she embarked on her first… Continue reading

Base Camp: Stay Humble

“It’s never too late, or in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be.” —F. Scott Fitzergerald In your lifetime, you’ll climb mountains. You’ll write novels. You’ll build skyscrapers and… Continue reading

WATCH: “This is Backcountry” Makes Me Feel Really Lame

For the most part, I try not to post a company’s commercials because, well, they don’t pay me to (yet…hey, Patagonia. That’s right. I’m looking at you!). But this is one exception—dang, Backcountry,… Continue reading

Gear Review: Vivobarefoot Synth Hiking Boots and Neo Trail Runners

Ombré hair color. Salted caramel anything. Barefoot shoes. In a world of quick-moving trends, this fad-tastic threesome has managed to find some longevity, and of all three, we predict barefoot shoes will have… Continue reading

Packing List: What To Pack In Your Mess Kit

Trust me: I’ve done my fair share of backpacking trips where all I had was a baggie with some toilet paper in it. That works half the time, and the other half of… Continue reading

Get Fed: The Super Food Green Smoothie Recipe

There are some days when I chow down a bagel and call it a good morning (I know, I know, no nutrition. But they’re so dang tasty). Then there are other mornings where… Continue reading

Surfing 101: How To Get Out Of a Surfing Slump

Surfing is like being in a relationship. There’s an ebb and flow of boardgasmic happy days, and days when you lose motivation to get your hair wet if the conditions aren’t glassy and… Continue reading

Travel Guide: Red Rock Canyon State Park

What’s worse than being down a grand in Vegas? Missing the gorgeous scenery and great climbing available just a few miles off the Strip. Red Rock Canyon State Park has everything you need… Continue reading

Get Sweaty: Booty Short Squat Workout

Want to know the best side effect of doing tons of squats? Booty shorts. You’ll start noticing them everywhere, and you’ll look damn good in them. Squats are one of the most effective… Continue reading

Girl Gone Wild: Lady Slider’s Tara Michie

“Been doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Still waiting on my board…ummhmm…and trying to figure out the lay of the surf land. Getting glimpses of sun, slowly finding… Continue reading

Go West, Young (Wo)Man! The Big Bus Trip

The mountains are calling. The open road beckons. So I’m loading up a big yellow renovated school bus with nine of my friends, ten backpacks and a whole lot of protein bars for… Continue reading