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Review: Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX® Hiking Shoes

Review: Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX® Hiking Shoes

by Margaret Hedderman
The standard route to the top of Mt. Sneffels (14,150 feet) climbs a steep scree slope for roughly 900’ before veering up a bouldery col with some Class 3 moves. This popular 14er in the San Juan Mountains demands a boot with an aggressive tread and…
Bikepacking Bears Ears

Bikepacking Bears Ears

by Ashley Carruth
Ashley Carruth bikepacked from Durango to Bears Ears National Monument (and back) this summer. We sponsored much of her gear - including an EXPED SynMat 7 and MSR WindBurner Stove System. This interview was originally posted by Th…
Review: Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

Review: Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

by Aidan Multhauf
Everyone knows the rule of waiting before buying a new piece of computer technology, because the public always finds a bug or two that gets fixed for a second release. Climbing technology can be similar, which is why I was timid about trying the new…
How I Prepared for a 50-Mile Race

How I Prepared for a 50-Mile Race

by Liz Blair
Two weekends ago, I ran the San Juan Solstice 50-miler in Lake City, CO. It was my first time running 50-miles and with 12k+ feet of vertical gain. I knew there were going to be a lot unknowns: the biggest was wondering whether or not my body would m…
Is this land made for you and me?

Is this land made for you and me?

by Margaret Hedderman
Sandstone colored lizards zip along the slickrock where they’ve been sunning themselves. We’ve startled them from their reverie. The sky is a stern blue, so intense it burns to look upon. Ravens flap overhead, their croaks and chortles echoing down t…