Every year I discover a few products for running and for the outdoors that I genuinely like, and this annual gift guide is my chance to recommend things to buy for yourself or for another runner/adventurer in your life. I hope you enjoy this eclectic list of stuff. For full disclosure, I admit I’m also doing this gift […]
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If you want to experience one of New Zealand’s best Great Walks—or just see some beautiful photographs—follow this guide for planning and hiking the Routeburn. We did the 20-miler in one unforgettable day.
Very soon I’ll start the week-long Grand to Grand Ultra 170-mile self-supported stage race that goes from the north rim of the Grand Canyon to the pink cliffs of Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Here’s what I plan to bring to get through an event that’s been listed with the world’s toughest ultramarathons.
I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River before rafting its length. Going all 277 miles from Lee’s Ferry to Pearce Ferry, and stopping frequently along the way to hike around the rocks, is a profoundly awe-inspiring, humbling, fascinating and thrilling experience. This post includes a section […]
A few of my recommendations for what to buy anyone who likes to spend time outdoors and wants to improve fitness.
An annotated itemized list of all the things I’ll bring along for the seven-day 2012 Grand to Grand Ultra.
I’m getting serious about this training. With only about 37 days left, I’d better if I’m going to do it. I still say “if.” My hesitancy stems from three things: fear, guilt and injury.
A Q&A with top Bay Area ultrarunner Victor Ballesteros, who recently designed and launched the Victory Bag for use as a drop bag at aid stations.
This guest post by Karen Schwartz of Sage to Summit is useful for anyone planning a challenging mountain run or hike. Here’s what you need to do and take with you before heading out all day or many days in the wilderness. Plus, recommendations of trails to run in the Eastern Sierra.
Seven days, 160 miles, Arizona to Utah, carrying my food and gear. Can I do it? I don’t know, but I do know I can’t pass up the opportunity to attempt and report on this amazing inaugural event.