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- National Cleanup Day is tomorrow. If you're participating, make sure to tag your photos with #trashtag, a movement created by Steven Reinhold of Appalachian Adventure Company. Find a cleanup event in your area at nationalcleanupday.org.
- Outdoor Retailer registration opens: Attending the Outdoor + Snow Show in January 2020? Registration opened this week. Retail Buyers, Importer/Distributors and Designers can register for FREE until Dec. 13.
- Flashback Friday: Poppy Gall, who along with Carolyn Cooke, in 1998 co-founded Isis, the now defunct but groundbreaking women’s apparel brand, posted this on Facebook recently (see above) that she was packing up a snazzy purple and gold shell ensemble from the Isis archives to ship to the Functional Fabric Fair happening in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 22 to 23.
- Unexpected death: Ski mountaineer Davo Karnicar, the first person to ski from the summit of Mount Everest to the base camp, died in an accident in his hometown of Jezersko, Slovenia. He was crushed by a tree while trying to cut it down.
- Growth report: Since January, Jackson Hole-based outdoor apparel brand Stio has hired 27 new full-time and part-time staff across several departments, resulting in the opening of a second office in Wilson, Wyoming.
- 2019 Polartec Apex Awards: Winners include Burton, Giro, Dudley, Santini, Crazy Idea, and more. View the full list of winners here.
- Another L.L.Bean: The 107-year-old retailer announced Oct. 18 as the opening date for its Hadley, Massachusetts location.
- Another REI: The cooperative is building a 23,457-square-foot site in Billings, Montana.
- Grand opening: Eastern Mountain Sports is opening the doors to its new location this weekend in Waterford, Connecticut.