Our Favorite Fall Outfits

Two people and a Husky dog stand on a rocky edge admiring a view of changing foliage in the mountains

Fall in the Northeast is a wonderfully weird time of year. It’s arguably the most visually stunning season that North America has to offer. But consider the temperature and weather and we have a different story.

We’ve all woken up to frost, needing 2 puffies to start the day, and by noon, you swap your puffies for shorts. The second the sun sets behind the trees later that same day, … Read more >>


So you want to get into enduro racing

A woman in a pink helmet rides her mountain bike through a pine forest

Disclaimer: the advice outlined in this blog post is of the, do as I say, not as I did, variety.

I started racing enduro as a pretty casual trail rider who wanted to try riding steeper terrain and meet new friends.

I had never raced bikes before, never ridden at a bike park, and wasn’t part of a strong riding community. It’s been a few years since then and while … Read more >>


The Myth(s) of Dirtbagging

The author's Subaru Impreza parked amidst rolling fields

Living the dream, or privilege in the outdoor industry?

As a kid, I have vivid memories of attending Warren Miller movie showings every November. Twelve-year-old me would stare at the big screen, in awe of all the bada** skiers and dirtbags. Bright smiles and goggle tans lit up the screen, and the goofy, go-with-the-flow demeanors of the athletes were charismatic and inspiring. I knew I wanted to live out of … Read more >>


My First Time Bouldering

Two photos, side-by-side of the post author in the middle of making a dynamic move on an overhanging boulder as his partner watches and holds one of the four bouldering pads they are using.

I will never forget the first time I saw someone bouldering.

Scrolling the internet in 2010, I came across a video of a pro somewhere out in the desert, climbing on a boulder that was supposedly very hard. My first thought was “Wow! That looks so easy. I think I’ll become a pro climber, it doesn’t seem that hard. Just put your hand there, and your foot over there, and … Read more >>


Training Tips For An Epic Bikepacking Trip

The post author standing beside his bike, loaded up with gear.

Getting ready for an epic touring adventure is a daunting task. I’ve been dreaming of riding the Great Divide for 5 years — it’s part of what has kept me working in the outdoor industry, made biking my primary passion, and taught me determination and planning.

Speaking of planning, well, that’s the most important piece for tackling a trip like this. So what have I been up to in order … Read more >>


How to Get Outside With Your Kids in Vermont

I am no expert on parenting nor do I feel like “Super Dad” on most days—just a new dad doing the best I can day in and day out.

But what I am confident about is knowing the best part about being a parent is sharing my love for the outdoors with my kids. It’s something that has brought me so much peace and happiness in my life and to … Read more >>


Meet an OGExpert, Pride Edition: Brit Keyser

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>


Meet an OGExpert, Pride Edition: Virginia Farley

OGExpert Virginia Farley

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>


Leave No Trace – Northeast Edition

A panoramic photograph of the green mountains with Camel's Hump in the background.

Humans are, in a word, gross. We litter. We poop. Our dogs poop too, and then we litter that. Inexplicably, we seem to do most of this littering in our favorite outdoor spaces.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

It’s our duty and responsibility to preserve the environment and natural places we love. The Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics already has 7 well-established principles about how to … Read more >>


Meet an OGExpert, Pride Edition: Deborah Kraft

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>


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