A federal judge has banned Virtika founder and social media personality David Lesh from entering U.S. Forest Service lands following numerous flagrant rule violations that most recently included posting a picture of defecating in Colorado’s famous Maroon Lake. As of this past Friday, 35-year-old Lesh will no longer be allowed to enter any U.S. Forest Service lands for the foreseeable future. On top of the ban, Lesh will be prohibited from posting any content on social media of himself or anyone else violating state or federal laws on any federal lands under the jurisdiction of the court, including National Forests, National Monuments, Bureau of Land Management land and other federal property.
Over the past few years, Lesh has posted numerous images and videos of trespassing and defacing federally protected lands, including illegally riding a snowmobile at Keystone Ski Area and on Independence Pass and illegally swimming in Colorado’s Hanging Lake this summer. Those posts have led to ongoing court cases against him.
There have only been three climbers to have ever climbed El Capitan’s Golden Gate route in one day, and on November 4th Emily Harrington became the fourth. On top of adding her name to the history book, Harrington also broke boundaries for women by becoming the first woman to ever do the route in less than 24 hours. She’s also the fourth woman to free climb El Cap in a day via any route, now joining the ranks of Lynn Hill, Steph Davis, and Mayan Smith-Gobat. RELATED: Watch the Blank Canvas
Jackson's history of no major outdoor retailers will come to an end next summer, when the town will become home to a new REI location. Wikipedia photo. Jackson Hole, Wyoming has always been known as a melting pot of outdoor and adventure sports, and now a new name is joining the fray. Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has announced they are opening a new store in Jackson next summer, which would its first Wyoming location. The new 15,000-square-foot store will be located in the
Learn from legends and Mammut safety athletes Holly Walker, Elyse Saugstad, and Michelle Parker in this two-hour online event exploring snow safety, trip planning, and safe mountain travel. Jen Schmidt photo. Snow is starting to pile up throughout much of the U.S.—woohoo! If you're like us, it's time to break out the skis and snowboards from the storage shed and get the garage waxing station going. But edges aren't the only things that are a bit rusty from the summertime. It never hurts