Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

What comes next for the industry: A look at what a Biden presidency will mean for the outdoor space. [Forbes]

New climbing record: Emily Harrington has become the first woman to free climb Golden Gate on El Capitan in under 24 hours. [CNN]

Man cooks chickens in geysers: An Idaho man was banned from Yellowstone National Park after rangers discovered him boiling chickens in the park's protected hot springs. [Travel and Leisure]

CA state parks in danger: After two big challenges this year—the coronavirus and wildfires—California’s state parks need an influx of visitors to recover. [BACKPACKER]

Collecting trash outdoors: Two anglers from Pennsylvania have invented a device that outdoor enthusiasts can use to make the wilderness cleaner. [Trib Live]

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Fire burning on a forest floor, sending up white smoke.

Industry Buzz: Emily Harrington's climbing record misreported, what backpacking lost in the CA wildfires, new Black Diamond location, a film premier to put on your calendar

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web An error in the press: News outlets around the world misreported Emily Harrington's El Cap record last week, incorrectly stating that she was the first woman to free climb the iconic big wall in less than 24 hours. In more


Industry Buzz: BLM resources, Birding while Black, PPE demand, Yellowstone virus testing, hurricane season

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web What you can do right now: This list of resources can help outdoor industry professionals educate themselves about Black Lives Matter and become better allies to those fighting for justice and inclusion. [The Trek] more

A view of El Cap in Yosemite on a sunny day with a blue sky.

Industry Buzz: Pipeline cancelled, Yosemite promotes cultural outreach, national parks and recycling, Nepal climbing, racist climbing route names

Appalachian Trail pipeline cancelled: Construction of a highly controversial natural gas pipeline that would have crossed the Appalachian Trail at multiple points was cancelled due to possible litigation costs. [BACKPACKER] Yosemite’s new cultural outreach ranger: 33-year NPS more

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Industry Buzz: Addressing intolerant language, national park danger, the future of outdoor, discussing diversity with a congressman, small town activism

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Yeti Cycles updates its language: In response to concerns about insensitivity toward Indigenous communities in the U.S., the brand will soon drop the word “tribe” from all its marketing material and brand language. more

Rocky shoreline with tall pine trees and a mountain shrouded in mist.

Industry Buzz: Biden's choices to lead Park Service, YETI posts great numbers, extending the life of gear, wearable sleeping bags, how cycling retailers are adapting to COVID

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Choosing a leader for the NPS: Three candidates are currently on Biden’s short list to lead the National Park Service. [E&E News] YETI’s performance surges: The brand reported a 62 percent boost in direct-to-consumer more


Industry Buzz: Climate advocacy, Yellowstone reopens, a brilliant DEI move, Outdoor Equality Index, REI opens new location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The long-term fight against climate change: With so much the attention being paid to the immediate effects of the pandemic, these outdoor athletes want us to remember that climate is still a looming threat. [Forbes] more

A Joshua Tree standing in the middle of a desert landscape with smoky mountains in the background.

Industry Buzz: Climbing chalk virus transmission, Patagonia's new film, TGR opens new shop, Yvon Chouinard's advice, Oboz expands team

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Climbing chalk is safe: A new study suggests powdered climbing chalk is unlikely to transmit the coronavirus. [Climbing] Patagonia’s new film: Don’t miss “Public Trust,” premiering September 25, about the ongoing battle for more

Steaming geysers in Yellowstone.

Industry Buzz: “Reparations” for Black customers, an obit for Powder magazine, girl suffers burns at Yellowstone, BIPOC bicycle grants, a new mother-daughter gear shop

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web “Reparations” for Black customers: Rivendell Bicycle Works in California has implemented a program to offer Black consumers a 45 percent discount on bikes and frames, an effort the brand is calling its “Black Reparations more


Industry Buzz: Thousands flood Yellowstone, Malcolm Daly, the fight against plastic, DEI and returning to work

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Saw that coming: Yellowstone reopened on Monday and visitors poured in by the thousands. Virus precaution was, shall we say, a little lacking. [The Guardian] Malcolm Daly is recovering smoothly: Our esteemed colleague is in more