When you visit friends in Switzerland, and their family has a chalet in the mountains, you definitely find a way to fit a trip to the chalet into your schedule. The chalet is in a small village with a handful of other homes, a church, and a couple restaurants, tucked away in a high mountain valley next to a beautiful lake, Lac De Taney.
Chris Zimmerman visits Oregon's 8th highest mountain.
In a remote corner of southeast Oregon, generally labeled as “barren scrubland” on many maps, there is a mountain that creeps to nearly 10,000 feet, only to end in a sheer dropoff down to a starkly contrasting 4,000 foot desert below.
After 12 months of testing, Men’s Journal magazine revealed its new favorite products in tech, tools and toys. Here’s what it had to say about our Mountain 600 hiking boot:
On trails from Texas to Thailand, we've put thousands of miles on Danner's classic Mountain Lights — but now we have a new favorite in the Portland, Oregon bootmaker's retinue: the Mountain 600.
Follow Anthony Ferro's firsts in Upland hunting.
Every year around early August the instinctive desire to head to the woods for another Upland Season begins to beckon my wild heart. This is the time of the year where the culmination of all my summer conditioning and training are called to question. If you’re anything like me; September 1st as a pointing dog handler is better than Christmas for a young boy. For most, September 1st is opening day of dove season, and who doesn’t love sitting down and shooting 100 shells to harvest 15 dove? But for a select few states, the first of September is opening day of grouse and prairie chickens.
Eric Jacobs reflects on the season of archery elk hunting in Montana.
Waiting. Listening. Trying to control the shivering. Two days of near-relentless rain had given way to snow and wind, and moisture seemed to have permeated everything. Dense clouds had us socked in high on the mountainside, rendering binoculars and rangefinders useless. Unable to glass any of the open parks or timberlines that surrounded me, I simply sat, tucked back into a stand of cedars a short way below the ridge, and waited for the elk to meander their way out of their bedding grounds and announce their presence.
For Fall/Winter 2016, we’re introducing two new mountain-inspired collaborations. The first collaboration is in partnership with Burton Snowboards - a company that has served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a word-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting the world’s best riders and pushing more resorts to allow snowboarding. In addition, we also partnered with Danny Davis, Burton and Mountain Dew-sponsored professional snowboarder, Olympian and visionary of style.
Fred Bohm takes the high road in Western Colorado.
“Uhhh… there’s a what?” I stammer out in stupefied confusion. “Yea, right behind you. Comes all the way to the top.” Our newfound friend eagerly feeds us the locals’ inside information. “All the way from the bottom? All the way to the top?” Bryce points off the cliff that our camp is so precariously perched on. “Like a road you can drive on, with a car?”
We’ve joined forces with Boston-based New Balance for the Danner x New Balance “American Pioneer Project,” which includes the New Balance MiUSA 585 and Danner Light Pioneer boot. The collection is a celebration of two authentic American brands, on opposing coasts, creating two premium, domestically manufactured models that represent the spirit of American craftsmanship, heritage and quality.
Chris Zimmerman shares four easy tips on how to enjoy Fern Canyon.
Slowly carved from the sandstone bluffs by Home Creek, with 50 foot fern-lined walls, and nearly constant dripping precipitation from the forest floor above, it’s no wonder Steven Spielberg chose Fern Canyon as a shooting location for Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Travel photographer, Dottie Bond, takes us on a 5-day tour of Maine.
What do you think of when you think of Maine? I have always thought of lobster rolls and sailboats, coastal fog and thick-bearded lumbermen and the spruce-firs that line the Appalachian Trail as it snakes towards its northern terminus at Katahdin. My visits to the state over the years have confirmed this impression: Maine is a Vacationland par excellence.
We caught up with Colorado-based adventure lifestyle photographer, Garrett King, to hear a little bit about what his life is like as a content creator always on the road.
I enjoy hitting the road as much as I can to recharge and open myself up to inspiration. Getting away is everything, but so many people think that traveling and capturing content comes easy. There's a struggle no one sees; long hours on the road, early mornings, late nights, rough weather.
Inspired by the memory of good friend Andrew Brose, Aaron Hitchins and Will O'Brien take to the Yukon wilderness in pursuit of Moose, Arctic Grayling, and adventure. Flying in upstream of dangerous whitewater, without a guide, they find themselves up against harsh elements and unknown circumstances. Lacking the capabilities to do it on their own, they must rely on their other to succeed, and survive.
Evan Kinkel meets up with friends from the Jennings Hotel to forage for fungi.
Wildfires are essential to the American West. Forests burn regularly, and those fires would regenerate the land, it’s a natural process the earth needs.
Jesse Mase writes about the past, present and future of fatherhood.
I’ve always said, “My dad is my hero and I am not ashamed to say that I love him to bits.” Yet, I think it’s easy to fall into a casual rhythm in life, wherein we forget the monumental impact that some people have on us, and that complacency generally causes us to love them less than they deserve.
Matthew Thornton recalls his family's old miner stories, while making a few of his own.
Walking down the trail in the middle of a mostly forgotten mountain range, I point out the remains of a long abandoned mining community from the glory days of the gold rush. These small signs of former lives are only noticeable because they were once pointed out to me. A few miles down the trail, I see the cabin’s roof between the trees and give a yell to announce our arrival. Since miners have a tradition of keeping wolf-dogs, it’s a good thing to announce your arrival early.
Bryson Malone takes his mom on her first backpack in Sequoia National Park.
This April, I took my 53-year-old mom on her first backpacking trip ever. We spent 4 days in the stunning backcountry of Sequoia National Park and strengthened our minds, bodies, and, most importantly, our relationship. I had seen and experienced the selfless, deeply loving side of her, but the time we spent together on the trail showed me her gritty, badass side.
There are few better ways to forge relationships than to share the experience of adventure. Whether it’s hiking through the mountains, driving cross country or riding up the Pacific coast on a motorcycle, seeking the unknown is what pushes us forward. This ideal sparked our first collaboration with Ventura-based Iron & Resin. Our shared commitment to quality has long been admired by those searching for authentic outdoor thrills.
Mark Nielsen and his Overland Empire family embrace the rain.
We loaded up the trucks around noon and hit the road by one on a Wednesday. It was about a nine hour drive to our first stop in South Carolina before moving on to the hills of North Carolina for Overland Expo.
Perched on a rugged summit, overlooking the Cascade range, Charley Zheng reflects on life without screens from the 5000 foot viewpoint of a fire lookout
We so often get swept in the tow of busyness, of plans and tasks, meetings and chores; all between flurries of text messages and e-mails we somehow never find the time to respond to. Modern life is spent inside of screens. And while the world that exists within screens is large and abundant, without trees and isolation, you lose mystery.
Follow Forrest Mankins as he drives the James Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean.
I was eating lunch in Anchorage with three friends when the topic of visiting the Arctic Circle came up. Dewey and Mikey lived around Anchorage, and hearing them talk about their past trips to Atigun Pass sparked the desire for Garrett and I. We packed up Dewey’s “new” van (a 1993 Mazda MVP 4WD we nicknamed the “Spruce Goose”) and headed north.