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Remembering Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins

The departures of Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins after an avalanche accident in the Montana backcountry just over three weeks ago have left a gaping hole in the mountain community. Both Hayden and Inge influenced so many in the climbing and skiing community through their down-to-earth personalities and pervasive stoke for what they did. Not to mention, they were both incredibly accomplished athletes who constantly took their sport to the next level. Filmmaker Anson Fogel remembers Hayden and Inge with a collection of touching footage showing the side of their lives they was famous for, but that very few actually got to experience. 

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Women In Fire: Meet the Badass Ladies Protecting Our National Forests
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Women In Fire: Meet the Badass Ladies Protecting Our National Forests

Women In Fire: Meet the Badass Ladies Protecting Our National Forests

Growing up, Lacey England thought she would become a doctor, not a firefighter. Instead, England spends her workday rappeling into fires, joining the other 10 percent of women who help fight the flames that ravage our National forests each year. Firefighting has long been a predominately male profession—something that REI calls attention to with their latest short film, "Women In Fire “If you had asked me as a kid, I would've have said, ‘Oh, I can’t be a firefighter because I’m a girl’ It

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Video: Travis Rice Does His Offseason Right
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Video: Travis Rice Does His Offseason Right

Video: Travis Rice Does His Offseason Right

For Travis Rice, it’s not always about to the send. You may not know that he spends his summer offseason tropical-island-style, captaining his catamaran Falcor. It’s nontraditional, but for him it’s great way to equalize. “I’m a Libra so I’m kind of on this quest for balance,” he says. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend their days living on a boat making delicious, insta-worthy food? We caught up with the professional snowboarder to learn a little more about his offseason and this awesome edit:

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Singing Park Ranger Will School You On River Safety
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Singing Park Ranger Will School You On River Safety

Singing Park Ranger Will School You On River Safety

Summer is officially here – river rats rejoice! The water can be enjoyed by all, whether your choice of vessel is an inflatable inner tube or an actual kayak. Rivers, however, are ever-changing. They can vary from a dry trickle to a knock-your-Chacos-off kind of current. And as this park ranger reminds us in the best possible way, don’t be stupid. Check the weather, wear a life vest, and perhaps bring a paddle. Happy Friday folks, and stay safe out there this weekend.