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By Eric Liddle

Northbound in Patagonia

Exhausted and burnt out on trail mix, Kevin and I headed to the only open restaurant in El Chaltén for a much deserved cold beer and a feast. We had just finished the descent of Mt. Fitz Roy in Patagonia. We'd been backpacking through Patagonia up Highway 40 from Ushuaia to Mendoza - taking every opportunity to explore along the way. That night, after our third beer and our first hearty meal in days, we decided it was time to hit the road again. Wandering over to the bus station, one of the few non-restaurant businesses in town, Kevin stepped up and purchased a one-way ticket north with the remaining cash that we'd scraped together. I was up next and...

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By Eric Liddle

The Tale of Ol' Goldflake

It was a sunny, bluebird Saturday, one of those days you must spend outside. Our crew was gathered on the riverbank; geared up in wetsuits, life jackets, and helmets. Paddles in hand, we were ready to push off on a 17-mile rafting adventure down the South Fork of the American River near Coloma, California. The twenty something of us, nearly all novice rafters, were a sight to be seen. Stacked with tight fitting wetsuits, ruthless humor, and the mindset of ‘what could go wrong?’ We were a live example of Karma’s low hanging fruit. Yet there we were, ready to send it down river.   As we finished inflating the last raft, a stranger emerged out of the low-lying shrubs, advancing...

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By Eric Liddle

Mt. Bailey - The Spring Skiing Secret

By Brandon Alves Spring is a time of change; trees are filling in with bright green leaves, flowers are bursting open, the sun is beaming down strobes of hotness and legs are coming out of hibernation. The damn snow is melting, and that means ski season is almost over.Well, aside from the legs part, let’s just say some of us aren’t totally ready to give up on winter. As a mountain man, a sense of urgency overcame me as I realized the days of snow are numbered. I needed one last big day. I heard it was Mt. Bailey’s last week of cat ski operations, so I rallied the crew and headed for the mountain. Strike missions like this are always the best because...

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By Nick Daniels

Pacifico Moon - A Trip Through Baja

It was that time of the year, I needed an adventure. I had been itching for an escape and a road trip along the Baja coast had been at the top of my bucket list for a long time. I consulted my good friend Google and began planning our trip around what would become my first experience surfing under a full moon. Browsing stories of perfect, moonlit waves in Scorpion Bay had me out of my chair and packing before the first leg of the trip was planned. One month later, and about 500 miles south of home, we woke up at the beginning of the Baja peninsula. My Dad and good friend Connor were up early with an urgency to the...

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By Sam Rossi

The Wonder's Pace

Sitting in my backyard located miles away from anything I’m somewhat familiar with, I realize something simple about myself and my preferences - I’m no fan of concrete. Santiago and its 7 million inhabitants have inadvertently eroded my sense of expression and freedom while simultaneously urging me to experience and explore like never before. Here in this concrete jungle thoughts flow as though a dam were placed at the headwaters of my consciousness.  One thought squeezes through like a lone salmon returning from the ocean to swim its way upstream - flopping up and over the various obstructions in its path. What brought me to the other side of the globe? Just as soon as the question appeared, it vanished...

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