Going Up: The High-Altitude Life of REI Member #14
Today’s guest blogger, REI employee Stacey Cook, shares her interview with Virginia Kelley, a climber and REI member from the co-op’s early days. Virginia, who recently turned 100 years old, enjoyed many years of climbing with Clint Kelley, her husband and REI member #14.
Guidebook Getaway: A Book for Exploring Zion and SW Utah Both On and Off the Beaten Path
Headed to Zion National Park and its surrounding region any time soon? Consider taking this guidebook along. A book from independent publisher Sharp End Publishing, written by 2 hiking buddies and southwest Utah locals, offers routes (some on the challenging side) to gorgeous places. If you like hikes with an adventurous edge, this could be your book.
Introducing the Scenic Long-Distance Trail You've Probably Never Heard Of
As a pretty active and well-read hiker, I am quite familiar with hiking’s classic long-haul and regional routes. Yet, somehow, only recently did I learn of a gorgeous 340-mile trail (building to an eventual length of 550+ miles) in my own state. It is California's Bay Area Ridge Trail, and you'll want to check out the photos.