Chilled high-altitude air washes through my lungs and reminds me of home in Colorado. My hiking shoes are anchored down by thick mud, which stubbornly sticks to their soles, on the summit of 11,900-foot Elephant Hill in the Aberdare Mountains of southwest Kenya. Mist cloaks the ...read more
“Did you happen to catch the presentation by those folks from Louisiana?” asked veteran outdoor retailer Beezer Molten, owner of Half-Moon Outfitters. “What they have going on is a whole new level of commitment to the community, which is something to aspire to.” Molten wasn’t ...read more
Hailing from Oakland, California, Rue Mapp sheds light on her journey to founding Outdoor Afro, a non-profit organization that aims to connect black people nationwide to the outdoor experience. The video is part of The North Face's Mentors series. In summary, Mapp is amazing and ...read more
Gear reviews for retailers by retailers. Sound interesting? Starting next year, we're launching a completely new way of reviewing gear. While there are plenty of consumer-facing publications writing about the latest and greatest tools to elevate the outdoor experience, there ...read more
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