Author Bio

Brian Smith

Smith is an editor for REI’s Co-op Journal. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he spends as much time as possible smashing rocks on his mountain bike, making powder turns in Rocky Mountain National Park, or heckling his pals (who climb way harder than he does) at the crag. REI member since 2014.

Stories by Brian Smith...
Conrad Anker’s Guide to Footcare

Conrad Anker’s Guide to Footcare

If Conrad Anker could be any animal, he’d be a mountain goat. “I’ve seen them climb 5.8 for sure,” he tells me over the phone, relaxing after an early fall hike...