What’s in a name: Racist climbing route names, tone-deaf brand terminology, and other instances of offensive language across the outdoor space are being examined anew. [The Colorado Sun]

Speaking of language: It’s time to rethink how we talk about skiing, and the subtle ways our words undermine inclusivity on the mountain. [SKI]

SIA inclusion webinars: Starting tomorrow, SIA will also host a series of four town-hall discussions focused on inclusion in the industry.

Sneaking into Canada to hike: Americans are abusing a loophole in Canada's travel ban to cross the border and hike in our northern neighbor's national parks. [BACKPACKER]

Park visits surge: In the U.S., people are still visiting national parks in droves, despite rising coronavirus case numbers. [National Parks Traveler]

"Skoolies" grow in popularity: The van life trend has spun off new methods of nomadic living, like this most recent craze—retrofitting old school busses. [The Manual]

The “right” way to be outside: A journalist’s visit to some of the country’s most Instagrammed hotspots raises questions about the nature of appreciation. [Outside Online]

Keeping customers safe: KEEN and Osprey have spent time and resources helping retailers keep customers safe in recent weeks.

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