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It’s 5 a.m. on a Thursday, and while the world was sleeping, 130 of us were awake at the trailhead at Mt. Baldy. There was a little bit of trail magic that morning. I stepped out and could instantly smell the dirt, hear the sound of the trees and witness the sun rise over the […]

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The REI Outessa Summit

Remember that blog post that we did earlier this year highlighting women’s only events around the country? Well add another amazing event to the list – Outessa! The first ever REI Outessa Summit is right around the corner. The first two events of the summit will take place at the  Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, […]

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Dolly Girl

I wish Dolly could have talked. I’d love to hear her side of the story of the many adventures that we went on the past twelve years. The last few days, my family, friends, industry colleagues, and acquaintances have showered me with condolences on the passing of my best friend, Dolly. I have heard an overwhelming […]

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Gear for your little buckaroo!

If I were to send a survey out to my  outdoor industry colleagues and ask why did you join? I’d probably hear many “ Wonder Years” stories of sleeping in a tent with all your siblings, fishing with grandpa in the river, roasting marshmallows, and hiking in the forests. The stories that defined our childhood […]

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Dawn Patrol Gratitude

That moment when you reach the top of the peak and you look over the horizon and see the alpenglow hit the tops of the mountains. One by one, each peak takes on a whole new look, richly colored hues enhanced by red glowing bands of clouds reflecting over the mountain range. As we climb […]

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Ohh Barracuda….

“Fish on!”, wait not again. Damn, okay everyone get your rods in so (everyone else besides me) could reel in their fish. While on vacation, visiting family in Belize, we decided to go fishing. You know that there is “fishing” and then there is “catching.” Well, everyone else was catchin’ barracuda, I merely was fishing. […]

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Welcome to the Jungle?

Don’t get me wrong – I am an adventurous traveler. In fact, I almost felt guilty that I was actually looking forward to sipping a fruity rum drink while considering my next dip in the Caribbean gulf. But the fourth quarter didn’t disappoint in the outdoor market sales cycle – it was an all-out sprint […]

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