Is This What Empowerment Looks Like?

If you wanted to inspire women to get outdoors, would you A) Get a bunch of women to wear bikinis at a lake and then film them splashing each other, drinking beer and pouring it on each other, doing yoga … Read More

A Brief History Of The Booty

Booty has been in the news a lot lately. Or at least my social media feed. I mean, if J-Lo’s new video hasn’t popped up on your screen yet, I’ll assume you’re living in a cave—or maybe you’re just better … Read More

Hey You. Be Nice.

The sound startled me to jump aside before I could even see where it came from: the grinding CRSCHHHHH of a tire skidding through gravel when the brake’s been slammed on. The mountain biker was farther away than he sounded, … Read More

Does Your Stuff Free You Or Own You?

The delicate red ceramic felt precious to my fingers as I swirled the warm suds in the ikat-painted bowl. Standing at the white sink with an electric light over my head, it felt like a privilege, to wash such a … Read More

Do You Hate Pink Gear?

What do you think when you see a woman in a pink ski jacket, or riding a pink bike? Or climbing in a pink shirt and chalkbag? Do you assume she’s not hardcore? The girlfriend tagging along? Or do you … Read More

Learning Accountability From The Mountains

With hardly another car on the highway an hour before dawn, it was difficult to keep from pressing the pedal to the metal. I was late to pick up my friend for an alpine climb—and I hated it. Excuses filled … Read More

Instagram’s Best Adventure Animals

Puppies and kittens make any day better, and they’re all over Instagram—but not all of them are brave enough to get rad on a road trip or make second feline ascents in Arches National Park. Here are four of the … Read More

The New Usual

Brendan started down the trail ahead of me. “You’ll be faster than me going down,” he said, clipping in for the descent. The stranger at the mountain-top picnic table caught my attention with a chuckle. “It’s usually the other way … Read More