Interview with Dave Collins

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I recently had some time to talk with Dave Collins from about his new project and I figured I would do a quick write-up to cover our discussion. Dave is a determined and passionate hiker with a vision to help spread the benefits of lightweight and ultralight hiking techniques. He is currently looking for […]

Before They’re Gone: Interview with Author Michael Lanza

Photo Credit: Michael Lanza Michael Lanza’s book Before They’re Gone—A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks (Beacon Press), traces his journey to show his kids iconic national parks that could be altered forever by climate change.  He is the Northwest Editor of Backpacker Magazine and the creator of, where he […]

Outdoor Retailer Show – Salt Lake City

In a few hours I’ll be boarding a plane to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show (OR Show). I’ve wanted to attend this event for the last few years and was finally able to make it happen this year. I’ll be meeting with as many of the vendors as I […]

Appalachian Trials: Interview with Zach Davis

Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most both on and off the trails is “have you hiked the AT?” The answer is yes, but not all of it and nowehere near as much as I would have liked. I know that over time I’ll get it all done and will continue to […]