Author: Justin Housman

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How to Wash Your Backpack In, Oh, 7 Easy Steps

How to Wash Your Backpack In, Oh, 7 Easy Steps

We’re enjoying(?) an early spring here out West, and beginning to take stock of our warm weather gear, seeing what needs mending, washing, or c [...]
Spirit of the Peaks

Spirit of the Peaks

Hunkpapa Lakota skier Connor Ryan, skiing in Ute Territory, is always cognizant of the balance between the worlds of the Indigenous and th [...]
Mosquitos Are Attracted to Certain Colors

Mosquitos Are Attracted to Certain Colors

You probably know that mosquitoes are primarily attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale. Or if you didn’t know that, well, that’s why the lit [...]
“The List of What Doesn’t Hurt Is My Left Arm & Head”

“The List of What Doesn’t Hurt Is My Left Arm & Head”

At the Rock Cobbler bike race this past weekend, a gravel race near Bakersfield, California, there was an unusually aggressive spectator. A [...]
A Brief History of Climbing ‘The Nose’

A Brief History of Climbing ‘The Nose’

Is it climbing’s most iconic route? Don’t know. Probably depends on where you’re from. But The Nose, on Yosemite’s El Capitan, is a treasu [...]
A Renewed Hunt to Find Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’

A Renewed Hunt to Find Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’

The Agulhas II is built as though it was designed by a Norse god of the sea ice. A toug [...]
Climbing Blind—Really

Climbing Blind—Really

Jesse Dufton was born with a degenerative sight condition that means every year his vision has grown dimmer. By his 30s he could only r [...]
The Dacia Duster 4×4 Gets Dealer Mud Bath Because Drivers Don’t Off-Road

The Dacia Duster 4×4 Gets Dealer Mud Bath Because Drivers Don’t Off-Road

The Dacia brand might be known to you if you are, or were, a fan of the UK’s Top Gear show, with Clarkson, May, and Hammond playfully mockin [...]
12 Women, 40 Days on the River, and Some Very, Very Heavy Canoes

12 Women, 40 Days on the River, and Some Very, Very Heavy Canoes

Wood On Water is a documentary chronicling a long, slow, river trip consisting of twelve women, nine of which are teenagers, traveling [...]
The Patagonia UltraAlpine Down Crew Asks: Why Zippers?

The Patagonia UltraAlpine Down Crew Asks: Why Zippers?

Of all the, let’s say, experimental outdoor clothes I wear, including a pair of hiking boots with uppers made from Dyneema that look mor [...]
Skiers Stuck on Lift Blasted With Freezing Water

Skiers Stuck on Lift Blasted With Freezing Water

At North Carolina’s Beech Mountain, two skiers were hospitalized and others hurt whe [...]
Ski Film Gets the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Treatment

Ski Film Gets the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Treatment

In the not too distant future, a viewer will sit and watch ski movies, with hilarious commentary. It's Mystery Ranch Theater, 3000. Source Lin [...]
Mountain Lion Charges Hiker, Hiker Charges Lion, Hiker Wins

Mountain Lion Charges Hiker, Hiker Charges Lion, Hiker Wins

A man named Dutch Faro was out hiking and running along Southern California’s Pyrami [...]
Nokian’s New Outpost APT Are the Dream Small Adventure Rig Tire

Nokian’s New Outpost APT Are the Dream Small Adventure Rig Tire

Nokian might be a tire maker unfamiliar to many readers. Nokia, the Finnish phone company? I think I had one of their cellphones with that c [...]
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