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Two Wheels to Anywhere

“We opened my aunt’s basement door and walked into the dusty room. Among cardboard boxes and carpentry tools stood a bright red bicycle. The frame had a few patches of rust. The components looked clunky and the gears grated roughly when I spun the pedals.…
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Blind Date with the Desert

“My first few days in Moab’s red rock desert were like a blind date where everything went wrong,” writes Hilary Oliver. “For one, it was August. My metal aviator sunglasses got so hot in the sun that I couldn’t smile or they’d burn my cheeks.”…
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The Threshold Moment

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195587784?secret_token=s-6ABj1″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] There are many moments in our lives that shape who we are and how we look at the world around us. These threshold moments can alter the course of your life and open up doors that you never knew existed.…
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The Swallow and the Anchor

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193211954?secret_token=s-pP7fS” params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “My future captain interviewed me with three questions,” remembers Joe Aultman-Moore. “Had I ever sailed before? No. Did I get seasick? I don’t know. And, could I leave tomorrow? Yes.”  As Joe learned to sail while hitchhiking on a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean, he also discovered the unexpected ways in which travel can explode his perceptions of normal.…
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El Avalanchisto

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190837553?secret_token=s-AFIsq” params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] When Matt McKee first heard about the position forecasting avalanches for Minera Pimenton, a gold mine in the Chilean Andes, it sounded like the snow geek’s dream job. But mere hours after his plane touched down in Santiago, Matt started getting hints that maybe he had walked into a situation that more closely resembled a nightmare: a den of avalanche paths, a mine full of workers who didn’t believe in avalanches and a country that looked for someone to blame if things went wrong.…
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365 Days

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188378006″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “In the day to day tangle of life, it’s easy to let go of the things that provide that focus, and calm and perspective,” writes Fitz Cahall. “I find that serenity so easily in wilderness.…
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