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Entries filed under 'Ibex'

    Outdoor Retailer Show Goes to the Dogs

    fileOne warm-and-fuzzy part of the Outdoor Retailer show that took place last week in Salt Lake City: dogs!  Outdoor Retailer, or OR as it's referred to in the outdoor industry, is the largest trade show in the U.S. devoted to outdoor gear and apparel. The summer version of the twice-annual show ended Sunday. A little-known fact outside the OR walls is that in addition to the nearly 25,000 people who attend the show, there are numerous dogs who are credentialed to roam the show halls. They have ...

    Posted by Sara Plays Outside on August 12, 2011 4:42 PM & Tagged Alite, FiveTen, Ibex, OllyDog, Outdoor Retailer, Zukes and dogs | permalink | Comments

    Gravity-defying Goats

    When it's goats vs. gravity, don't bet against the goats. We spotted some eye-popping photos of Alpine ibex, wild goats that inhabit mountainous regions in Europe, somehow traversing a near-vertical cobblestone wall that forms the dry-side exterior of a dam in northern Italy (Diga del Cingino). Apparently searching for salt or other minerals found on the stones, the ibex somehow undertake what appears to be a harrowing free climb onto the steeply pitched dam wall and make it all appear ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on October 8, 2010 12:04 PM & Tagged Climbing, Diga del Cingino, Goats and Ibex | permalink | Comments

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