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“ Adventure Not War ” — Max Lowe made a film about U.S. Army veterans returning to Iraq for a ski adventure, but as it turns out, the filmmaker has his own story to tell, too.  REI Co-op Journal, June 2019

Adventure Not War” — Max Lowe made a film about U.S. Army veterans returning to Iraq for a ski adventure, but as it turns out, the filmmaker has his own story to tell, too.

REI Co-op Journal, June 2019

“ My Kids Turned Me Into an Electric Bike Convert ” — A cycling purist discovers the beauty of electric bikes while towing her two kids—and all their stuff—around town.   REI Co-op Journal, June 2019

My Kids Turned Me Into an Electric Bike Convert” — A cycling purist discovers the beauty of electric bikes while towing her two kids—and all their stuff—around town.

REI Co-op Journal, June 2019

“Party Line”— Whether you’re in the mood for a beer and barbecue, a dance party, or a shot of adrenaline, these nine events are a guaranteed blast.  Outside Magazine, June 2019

“Party Line”— Whether you’re in the mood for a beer and barbecue, a dance party, or a shot of adrenaline, these nine events are a guaranteed blast.

Outside Magazine, June 2019

“Child’s Play” — From a barrier island off South Carolina’s coast to a remote ski town in British Columbia, we’ve rounded up our favorite family-friendly adventures,  Outside Magazine, May 2019

“Child’s Play” — From a barrier island off South Carolina’s coast to a remote ski town in British Columbia, we’ve rounded up our favorite family-friendly adventures,

Outside Magazine, May 2019



Several people didn’t have crampons, and others were using trekking poles instead of an ice ax. It felt as if everyone had raided an REI and landed here, posing as mountaineers. As we inched closer to the bottom of the Chute, I watched in horror as three hikers toppled head over heels hundreds of feet down the 30-degree, ice-covered slope, none able to self-arrest.


From Outside’s “Mount Whitney is an Overcrowded Catastrophe.” Read More →


Jerry was flawed, but he wasn't a monster. He raised me from age four to 13, and even though his death gave my family a twisted kind of peace, I still loved him. I want to know what happened to him and, more important, why.

From Outside’s “In a House by the River.” Read More →