Julie Ann Pedalino is not your average custom bike frame builder. With a background in the fine arts, she’s explored almost every medium out there. A creative, bubbly bike enthusiast, Julie learned to wrench at Velo Plus in Kansas City, and now applies her artistic eye to building bikes that fit their riders for form, …

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Devin Logan is a North Face Athlete, but she’s not just any athlete—she’s a freeskier. Most people have entertained fantasies about flying, but Devin’s actually gotten pretty close. Here are a few Q’s and a few A’s with her to get you excited about the snow. Do you remember when you first put on skis? …

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Okay, so if you’re like me, you’re in a slight panic about a few people on your gift-list who are hard to buy for. They are practical, wonderful, and they have everything, right?? Well, it might be time to throw in the towel and do something more creative. But, BUT, if you want one last-ditch …

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Have you seen any good outdoors films lately? Here’s a little something: “Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary” explores spirituality and life balance through water sports. The documentary reveals a woman breaking paddling boundaries yet grounding herself in the commonplace and everyday. “Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary” delves into the shifting paradigms in the …

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It’s been a few years since Coalition Snow burst onto the scene as the first female-founded company designing skis and boards (that don’t suck) for women. Since then they’ve continued to shake up the perception of women in the outdoors, trading in the traditional sexy-but-fragile-snow-bunny trope for the smart, athletic, and diverse in age, shape, …

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Adventure trips and retreats can be life-altering experiences, whether you’re an experienced outdoorsperson or new to the world of outdoor adventure. DNK Presents, an outdoor adventure company based in Indiana, organizes and guides adventure retreats for individuals, groups, and businesses. DNK Presents focuses on “getting people to step outside their comfort zones, try something for …

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I had not heard of the term “stretch role” until my mother told me that her employer had given her one. Although I’m usually a supporter of experiential learning, I was somewhat suspicious of her new stretch assignment. It sounded like a lot of extra work for very little reward. “Wait – they’re giving you …

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This Land is Our Land: Parks Projects Designs with Beloved Places in Mind

“Becoming emotionally and physically invested in our nations parks is the most effective way to implement park conservation. We energize citizens to take ownership of our public lands. That is the pure purpose of our business and what inspired us to create a collection of outfitter influenced apparel and accessories. And we encourage folks to …

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Every Supergirl and Wonder Woman – and even those without special powers – need durable gear to get through this thing called life. Style and function are a necessity whether it’s your sister hitting the hiking trails or your bestie adventuring with her kiddos. So, we teamed up with the CORDURA® brand to help hand-pick some …

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Gift-giving is a gift–it’s like being able to tell when it’s about to rain or what will make someone laugh. But, sometimes, even the most gifted givers need a little direction. The Horizons Issue (just released in Winter 2017) has the full compilation of things that caught our eye this year, and in a rare …

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