Alvin Langdon Coburn

One of the first modernist and abstract photographers, took this stunning shot of the Grand Canyon Amphitheater in 1912. Without an Instagram filter.

Wendy Red Star

Wendy Red Star was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. Her work explores Native American cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and romantic ideals perpetuated in popular culture, art, & photography.

The Best Backpacking Chair Ever Invented

Alite Designs’ Monarch chair is w/o a doubt, the best backcountry chair ever made – light, stable on any grade, bomber. That’s the good news. Bad news is you’ll never own 1 because they went out of business. We have 2, including an early prototype from OR we call the cow chair.

Best Thing In The Backcountry Since Sliced Bread?

We’re not saying the Omnia Stove is the best backcountry invention since the, um, sleeping bag. But we’re not saying it isn’t. At 1.1 lbs, it certainly beats lugging a cast iron dutch oven into the backcountry. If it works as advertised, game changer. We’ll let you know once we test one out. https://buyomniaus.com

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

For your consideration, a post from ’05 we wrote mocking Outside Magazine for its lack of diversity, 15 years ago almost to the day. Next items, for your consideration, their covers from the last 3 years. Would you call this an improvement? That’s the best they could do?🤷‍♂️

Backcountry Avalanche Deaths

With the rush to buy backcountry gear this winter, we pulled some stats about yearly avalanche deaths over the last decade. And we’re here to tell you, the safest thing to do in the backcountry folks, is “Other”. And snowboarding. Stay off the skis and snowmobiles folks. Be safe.