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No Man’s Land Film Festival

Jenn and I went down to the Boston area to check out the No Man’s Land Film Festival on tour yesterday, hosted by Outdoor Women’s Alliance.  But first, we stopped at the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a quick hike. We walked a loop including Bellevue Pond and Wright’s Tower.  The trail system there seemed extensive,… Read more »

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Book Review: Married to the Trail

Now that I’ve done the AT and the PCT, the logical next step is the CDT – the Continental Divide Trail.  I don’t have plans to do it any time soon, but it doesn’t hurt to start reading about it!  The CDT runs from Mexico to Canada up the Continental Divide.  According to the CDTC,… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

I love Banff!  I try to see the World Tour every year and this year I made it to a Burlington show. Max Your Days This is a fast moving, multi-sport adventure film with a great soundtrack and nonstop energy.  I loved it!  Watch the full film here. Poumaka Climber Angie Payne joins Mike Libecki… Read more »

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Telluride Mountainfilm

Adventure film time!  There are so many great shows that stop in Vermont so I had another night of films filled with beautiful scenery and daring/insane athletes at Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour.  I highly recommend going if they’ll be near you.  These were the films playing at my location: Kamchatka Steelhead Project Russia’s Kamchatka Penninsula… Read more »

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Reel Rock 11

I love adventure film festivals and I had the chance to see Reel Rock 11, a climbing-focused one, at a local climbing gym.  Five movies were shown: Young Guns 15 year old Ashima Shiraishi and 16 year old Kai Lightner are already some of the best climbers in the world.  It was interesting to watch… Read more »

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Book Review: The Adventure Gap

Today’s minorities will be the majority in the United States by 2050.  And yet, those minorities aren’t out using the vast public spaces that belong to all of us.  Think of an outdoor adventurer and what do you see?  Probably a white man.  The outdoors doesn’t generally exhibit much diversity in people, or at least… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

It’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour time!  But first, Kelly and I stopped at Rancocas State Park for a little hike on the way there.  It’s finally getting far enough into spring that the trees are starting to leaf out in New Jersey and it was a prettier hike than others I’ve gone on… Read more »

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Book Review: Pacific Crest Trials

I read Zach Davis’ first book, Appalachian Trials, back before my Appalachian Trail thru hike.  I found it very useful then, and was excited to be able to contribute to his new PCT edition!  I met co-author Carly Moree briefly on the AT in 2013, right after I broke my big toe, and ran into… Read more »

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Film Review: DamNation

DamNation is an impactful documentary about what to do with our country’s aging dams and whether many of them have outlived their usefulness.  Most dams were originally built for hydroelectric power, flood control, water storage, diversion of water to agriculture, and had the added benefit of creating jobs.  However, some dams are so old that they… Read more »