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Surviving the Sufferfest

How to keep spirits high when you’re getting beat-down I was 5 days into hiking the Wonderland trail, a 93 mile loop that circumnavigates Mt. Rainier. My friend Alia and I planned to complete the trail in 9 days, so we were just over half-way done and stoked about the prospects of actually finishing the… Continue reading Surviving the Sufferfest

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In-tune or Ignorant? The danger of escaping to the outdoors

Between raging whitewater, harsh weather, and the existence of possibly every poisonous critter imaginable, there is no doubt that rivers are a dangerous place. So, naturally, river guides are highly attuned to danger. Most of our job involves mitigating risks on the river, from knowing every rock and wave that might flip our boat, to… Continue reading In-tune or Ignorant? The danger of escaping to the outdoors

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