In 2005, Sarah* was wrapping up her fifth year as a seasonal guide for a wilderness camp in the South. Normally awkward and shy, she had blossomed there, growing into a gifted leader and teacher. She had spent the last five years fixing trails and teaching her young charges how ...read more
Happy Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. We hope your Day 1 has been packed with discoveries and fruitful meetings. Here are a few of the things you might've missed: Afdhel Aziz, author of Good is the New Cool, was the keynote speaker at the Outdoor Industry Association Breakfast. ...read more
In December 2018, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam—more commonly known as Styrofoam—was officially banned from Maui's shores. Darrell Jobe, who was vacationing on those pristine beaches the same weekend, was completely on board with the idea. Upon entering a store to find a ...read more
The outdoor industry is a progressive one. It is filled with idealists, people in search of no less than a better world. We publicly take stands for environmental conservation, for clean water, and social justice. We risk our reputations, we speak out, and we moved our biggest ...read more
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