I first met Crista Scott at the Born to Run Ultramarathons where I and several dozen others spent a weekend camping, dancing and running ultramarathons — by which I mean we ran 31, 50 or 100 miles around a farm in Santa Barbara, California. Although the run itself was fun, it was the people that were …

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After being raped on her second night at college, Aspen Matis went from being a student to being an alchemist of sorts—transforming herself from a victim into an empowered young woman impacting the lives of others. In Girl In the Woods, Matis chronicles hiking alone along The Pacific Crest Trail, “a continuous footpath through the deserts, …

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Back in January, when the Misadventures crew was hanging out at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, we spent our free time exploring the Venture Out section — where you might turn a corner and catch shoes being cobbled or sunglasses whittled. Makers, designers, pioneers, rebels, all outdoor enthusiasts. Our people! We spotted …

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I have long been a fan of award winning international journalist Kitty Pilgrim. Now, I am a fan of Kitty Pilgrim, adventure novelist, speaker, and role model. Her first novel, The Explorers Code, got me hooked on the characters and their life of intrigue. I imagined myself as one of them, living the very James Bond …

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Exploring Women Australia is a rich, bold, and beautiful country that is the stuff of any adventure enthusiast’s dreams. The Aussies themselves have a truly adventurous and independent spirit, and it is among them that I found the fascinating and accomplished Kate Leeming. Kate makes her home in Melbourne as an Australian Open tennis player, …

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You may never have heard of Bemis, but if you’ve bought any outdoors gear or active wear in the past couple of years most likely you’ve worn something they’ve designed. They don’t design things for companies, but they design the technology that allows companies to make more breathable, more lightweight, more waterproof gear. In short, …

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We were lucky enough to catch up with Leslie Long, trip leader at Lizard Head Cycling Guides, which leads mountain and road bike tours around the west. She talks with us about their best trips, finding a career in the outdoors, and why cycling is just great. [divider]The Interview[/divider] When and why did you start guiding for …

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Check out our interview with Sasha Cox in the Winter 2015 print issue! Sasha Cox is the founder of Trail Mavens, a San Francisco-based business dedicated to drop-kicking the primary barriers to entry that keep women from adventuring outdoors. Trail Mavens organizes weekend-long, skill-based camping and backpacking adventures for groups of women, and provides everything you might …

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Inspirational women form the sturdy, dirty backbone of Misadventures. Women who have climbed mountains with earth caked under their nails and boots on their feet, traipsing across the country in search of Great Adventure and, ultimately, themselves. Camila Thorndike’s story might be decidedly less literary, but it’s no less heroic: as the Co-Founder and Director …

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We are constantly barraged with news, and the onslaught numbs us to most of the cookie-cutter reporting we receive through our usual channels.   I try to follow the few who are bold enough in their convictions, opinions, and emotions to involve me in their story. Ashleigh Banfield is one such journalist who captures her audience …

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