Room With a View – Under the Stars in Death Valley

The Campfire Chronicles
"Beautifully crafted social media posts might lead you to believe that the quintessential image of camping under the stars is a regular occurrence, but in my reality, it's a rare but gratifying experience. This is especially true when your home away from home is staked out in a spot like Death Valley where light pollution has yet to rear its ugly head and where I happened to be when everything lined up on the night in question." Read the rest

A Journey Along the High Country Loop

Essays From the Field
"Even though nothing had changed, I felt as if I had changed. Or at least the way I thought about adventure had changed. Slowly, I was coming to the realization that I don't need to go to some far-off land or spend months out on the trail to find adventure. My two goals had been to find adventure and rediscover my home. Through the High Country Loop’s tough terrain and journey of the unknown, I was able to get that sense of adventure I was seeking." Read the rest

Q & A with Non-Profit, Outdoor Afro

Sponsorship and Non-Profit
Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. Since 2009, we have helped people take better care of themselves, our communities, and our planet!.. Our partners are one of the reasons we can do this work. Many have been with us since Outdoor Afro was just an idea. Our gratitude for partners runs deep because it is a partnership built on trust. We are thrilled to be working with Big Agnes and look forward to many more years of a mutually beneficial relationship. Read the rest

#BorderToBackyard’s Bonding on Bikes

Company News
"Something pretty powerful happens, however, when the depth of your vulnerability somehow parallels the level of trust your team has developed in one another. It allows you to feel all the feels: the frustration, the defeat, and the absolute rawness of the accumulation of the days. It also allows you to dust one another off, to become each other’s soul food, one another’s strength. Because we were so willing, because it was so easy, because we didn’t really have to search for it in one another--we were able to see ourselves, our team, and that trail with a different set of eyes. Our miles together were void of all judgement, and our moments of frustration were never due to each other--we were far too busy with our jokes and one-liners for that. The energy we shared was airy enough to keep us afloat--to carry us--from beginning to end." Read the rest