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    When Should You Cut an Adventure Short? A Coach Ponders When Enough is Enough

    fileJohn Colver cut his big bike ride short—about 4,600 miles short. And that's OK, he says; after the first 4,000 miles, he figured the trip was already a success. Have you ever taken on a huge physical challenge and not quite reached your intended finish line? How did you respond? Waves of self-doubt? Gut-churning despair? Logic-defying determination to force yourself to carry on? All those options were available last fall to Colver, author of the book Fit by Nature, in which he advocates the use ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on March 15, 2012 1:52 AM & Tagged AdventX, Climbing, Cycling, John Colver and adventure | permalink | Comments

    Let Us Document Your Next Adventure

    Did you enjoy Monday's REI Blog video about the Colorado family taking their baby out backpacking? We sent pro videographer (and nice guy) Larry out with that REI member family to document the first trip into the wilderness with their baby, and he came back with something really inspiring.   We'd love to have Larry film more REI member trips in the near future so we can share them with you here. If you have a trip planned for September or October, leave us a brief description (50 words or less) ...

    Posted by KG_old on August 24, 2011 7:27 PM & Tagged REI member, adventure and video | permalink | Comments

    Love on a Mountain: One Author's Story

    fileHey, outdoor romantics: Has Val-Day got you dreaming up ways to impress your heartthrob? Try inviting them out for a walk. Up Mount Kilimanjaro, for instance. It worked for Daniel Dorr. Dorr, author of the well-reviewed book Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa, is a self-professed regular guy who loves outdoor adventure. He one day realized he also really liked a girl he originally met in Japan in the early 1990s while both were college exchange students. Nonromantic buddies at ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on February 17, 2011 6:28 PM & Tagged Daniel Dorr, Kilimanjaro, Kissing Kilimanjaro, The Mountaineers Books, Travel, adventure and romance | permalink | Comments

    Outdoors In

    fileLet's face it, you just can't always be out having adventures. That time came for me last year when my right knee required ACL reconstruction surgery--a wonder of medical science, but a long-term adventure sideliner. I'm now back to a mostly normal routine of hitting trails and pedaling the bike. But for nearly 5 months I got real friendly with the couch.   I don't have cable, so TV was a short-lived source of distraction. Then I found Into the Wild sitting on my shelf, half read. The ...

    Posted by KG_old on April 6, 2010 5:49 PM & Tagged adventure and books | permalink | Comments

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