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It's Parking Lot Season - Play Polish Horse Shoes

It’s spring and who are you kidding, when you get to the hill you’re not looking for the best conditions. You are no longer trolling the forecast looking for a powder day; instead you’re rolling out of bed late looking for the sun…and a beer or two, or three. April, it’s the month of the parking lot, when die-hards turn into parking lot try-hards. They bring the chairs, charcoal, meats, beers and lets be real we love those saints who are willing to open up their tailgates to those loyal mountain goers looking to get a little sloshed after slashing some slush. Now as the last remnants of white begin to dissipate from the slopes and the time spent on...

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Staff Adventures - Ryan Cassels-Conway - Peru

My girlfriend and I knew we wanted to go on a trip, we just didn’t know where. We wanted adventure and culture shock and we wanted to go far. We had decided to take a week off, and use weekends to bookend that week leaving us with nine days to adventure. Our time off had crept up on us quickly and both being busy with work we had yet to make a plan of any sort. It was Wednesday night and had planned to leave the upcoming Friday night or Saturday morning. With no plan yet we sat down, opened up google flights and started typing destinations. We tried destination after destination, but the prices, travel time and flight options left us somewhat hopeless,...

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Riding on Insulin - Dustin Askim, ROI Program Coordinator

“My 11 year old son Eli was diagnosed 7 months ago and Riding on Insulin just lit up his world! He loved connecting with his T1D peers and Riding with the most amazing team of instructors! Thank you for this amazing weekend!” – Parent of an ROI camper Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1.25 million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In those with T1D, the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone necessary for survival and getting energy from food. Only 5-10 percent of all diabetes cases in the United States are Type 1, according to the JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Founded by pro snowboarder and T1D (Type...

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Staff Adventures - Erik Hoffman - Galapagos Islands

Galapagos. The land that, bald headed, Santa Clause bearded, naturalist Charles Darwin made famous with his studies in the mid 1800’s. Those studies where he determined that species descend over time from common ancestors through the process called natural selection. I.E. Evolution. Anyone remember that stuff from college. No? Remember the finch’s? Galapagos Finch’s, Darwin’s Finch’s? Those damn birds…most anyone who took a biology class had to toil over these guys in labs for some extended number of hours as blood sugar ran low and your iPhone buzzed with friends asking when you were out of class for the day. Anyway, Darwin and those finches made this place famous. It’s a place that only Sir David Attenborough could adequately describe...

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Behind the Jacket: The Multi Jacket with Mike West

Take a look behind the most versatile 686 jacket ever made. Built with GORE-TEX® Paclite® material, this 2-layer jacket weighs a minimal 16 oz., packs small for travel and can take on rain, wind and snow in any environment and transition seamlessly from the mountains to the city. No matter what adventure awaits, the 686 GLCR Multi Jacket is ready to take on the challenge.

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