Author: Justin Housman

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Once Near-Extinct Fin Whales Gathering In Huge Numbers Near Antarctica

Once Near-Extinct Fin Whales Gathering In Huge Numbers Near Antarctica

Fin Whales, the second-largest animal on the planet, after the blue whale, were hunted to near extinction in the 19th and early 20th centuri [...]
Skiing and Pizza, a Love Story

Skiing and Pizza, a Love Story

Hot pizza, cold snow, a match made in aprés heaven. Source Link [...]
Painful to Carry Gear That’s Still Totally Worth Carrying

Painful to Carry Gear That’s Still Totally Worth Carrying

We’ve added some to this list since we’re always finding new ways to torture ourselves on hikes. – Ed. Couple weeks ago, I set out on a nic [...]
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 [...]
Saguaro National Park Beckons With Stunning Vistas, and, Er, Prickly Arms

Saguaro National Park Beckons With Stunning Vistas, and, Er, Prickly Arms

Arizona’s Saguaro National Park has been occupied by humans for at least 2,000 years. Most recently by park rangers and tourists and ad [...]
Free Days At National Parks Start Today

Free Days At National Parks Start Today

In 2022, there are five days you can get into the parks with no admission fees. Free days kick off today, in recognition of MLK Jr. Day [...]
In Which a Land Rover Driver Learns the Importance of Snow-Friendly Tires

In Which a Land Rover Driver Learns the Importance of Snow-Friendly Tires

We just covered a set of lovely Nokian all-terrain-lite tires that do exceptionally [...]
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 [...]
UK’s Dacia Duster 4×4 Gets Dealer Mud Bath Because Drivers Don’t Off-Road

UK’s 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 [...]
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 [...]
Oh Lord No—Skiers Stuck on Lift Blasted With Freezing Water

Oh Lord No—Skiers Stuck on Lift Blasted With Freezing Water

At Beech Mountain, in North Carolina, two skiers were hospitalized, and others hurt when, unimaginably, a water pipe burst directly belo [...]
A Father and Daughter Take on the ‘Pioneer’s Route’

A Father and Daughter Take on the ‘Pioneer’s Route’

Gudmund Söderin, former Olympic skier, returns to a ski tour route in Sweden he first made 40 years ago. This time, his daughter and he [...]
Ancient Big Bend Rock Art Irreparably Vandalized

Ancient Big Bend Rock Art Irreparably Vandalized

People have inhabited the area that today makes up Big Bend National Park, in southwestern Texas, for at least 13,000 years. At some point d [...]
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