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The Beacon: Stories to Wrap Up Your Ski Season
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All your carefully edited headcam videos and skin-ripping glamour shots will be consigned to the junkyard of broken dreams if you end up as the latest avalanche statistic. Staying safe’s the raddest thing you’ll do this season. Check your knowledge against these snow pit basics.
Boulders, Cracks, & Sport Routes
Plan Your Climbing Trip to California’s Gold Country
Sonora’s Gold Country contains an amazing variety of climbing, from limestone bouldering to traditional basalt cracks to blocky sport climbing. With solid weather throughout the year, Sonora offers a perfect destination for a long weekend on the rocks.
Plan Your Trip
Ready to Run a Half Marathon?
Do It on the Trail
If you’ve run a few 10ks and have been thinking about trying a half marathon, why not go a step further and try a trail half marathon? Hit the ground running with this 12-week training plan, plus tips for trails, fueling, and race-day prep.
Make Fuzzy Memories
With Your Very Own Shot Ski
These step-by-step instructions for making a shot ski will turn you into everyone’s favorite party host. Also, there’s a picture of a dog at the end. Please drink responsibly (i.e. wait ’til you’re done using your power tools).
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Tried & True
The North Face Women’s
Super Diez Down Jacket
Stuffed with high-quality 900-fill goose down, this packable down jacket is a warm, lightweight layer well-suited to battling frigid temperatures in harsh environments. Backcountry employee Lexi Dowdall put it through the wringer and offers her detailed feedback.
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The Marvelous Hounds of Backcountry.com
In this installment of
You Are Backcountry
, we celebrate outstanding canine community members. Grab a bone and revel in the adventures of huskies, mutts, and Newfoundland puppies. If you think your pup is worthy, learn how to submit your pooch for consideration.
Join the Fun
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