May 13, 2020 Edition

Built from Within


When Janssen Powers and his wife decided to capture their40-mile trek on the Teton Crest Trail with his 16mm camera last year, they had no idea how powerful those images would be for them now as they're cooped up in an NYC apartment. Set to the words of Ansel Adams, watch it for goosebumps. 

Gear AID Gear Up, Give Back


Has your spring cleaning turned up outdoor gear or apparel that you retired long ago? Cairn's Gear Up, Give Back program will give it a second life, keep it out of the landfill, and put proceeds from its sale to a good cause - Outdoors for All. Here a few tips on how to prep your gear for donation (or another season of use) - yes, you can get rid of that smell.

Beauty of being still


Slowing down, routine, lack of options - these things can be maddening when stretched over months. As the author reflects back on a year of isolation in her past, she discovers that between bouts of boredom, monotony, and sometimes melancholy, there were also bouts of new discovery, learning, and joy. The beauty of staying still.



We can get behind a brand that always stands behind their gear. Deuter is one of them. Not only is every pack they make protected by the Deuter Promise - a lifetime warranty - but they go above and beyond to keep your pack out of the landfill and work to repair before replacing. That's why we're stoked to be giving away ten of the latest iteration of their go-to daypack - the Futura 22SL or 24 - as our Adventure Upgrade this month.

Whitewater inside


SKILL: Train for whitewater at home.

GET INVOLVED: Outdoor Afro is calling for Board nominations.

PLAN: Finding a guide just got easier with this site.

JOIN: Enter Backpacker's Camp-In photo contest.