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#ORSummer, Business, Climbing, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Life Out Loud, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Retailer / 31.07.2013

The incredible energy has already begun at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City Utah! Here is the first series of photos from the first two events the day before the start of the show on day Zero! [fsg_gallery id="12"] The Joy Trip Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of MAKO Surgical Corp. Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for MAKOPlasty.  ...

Interview, Photography, Whitewater / 29.07.2013

The modern history of the Grand Canyon is perhaps best embodied through the life’s work of professional photographer John Blaustein. Since his first trip down the Colorado River aboard a decked-over dory in 1970, this anthropology major from UC Berkeley has built his career taking pictures while indulging a personal passion for whitewater adventure. First under the apprenticeship Joe Monroe, a freelance photographer with credits in Life Magazine, National Geographic, Time and Fortune, Blaustein learned the craft of photography while building his skills rowing the mighty river with...

Book Review, Interview, Life Out Loud, Whitewater / 29.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_172729" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by Kurt-Markus[/caption] In 1983 a record snow yield in the Rocky Mountains created the highest volume of meltwater ever to surge through the Colorado River. The massive buildup of hydraulic pressure threatened to overcome the 710-foot barrier of the Glen Canyon Dam and sent a devastating current of destruction at incredibly high speeds through the mile-deep gorge that winds its way through the Arizona desert. The Grand Canyon was inundated with a catastrophic wall of the deadliest whitewater seen in a generation. And as...

Climbing, Highlining, Television / 23.07.2013

After several days camped on the Ruth Glacier at the base of Mount McKinley professional climber and artist Renan Ozturk is at the beginning of a long project. He had the cheerful expression of a kid in a candy store as he sorted his gear still flaked with snow off an Otter turbo-pro cargo plane in the mountain gateway town of Talkeetna, Alaska. Traveling with friends alpinist/writer Freddie Wilkinson and big wall free soloist Alex Honnold, Renan recently made the initial foray into this region first made famous...

Life Out Loud, Photography, Slideshow, Stand Up Paddling / 14.07.2013

It was one of those glorious days in Madison. At the Bishops Bay Country Club on Lake Mendota stand up paddling fans for across the country gathered to celebrate the 3rd annual Midwest SUP Festival. Part of the SUP America Tour and sponsored by local retailer Paddleboard Specialists the event drew a capacity crowd of water-walkers to compete in races of 6 and 2 miles as well as a short sprint contest. Exhibitors included major board makers likes BIC, BlkBox, Tahoe SUP, Naish, Starboard and SurfTech. Top professional paddlers...

Life Out Loud / 12.07.2013

Less than four months after two MAKOPlasty procedures to replace both my hips I went for my first 3 mile run. Right off my back porch is a perfect course along a popular bike path and lightly traveled residential streets. Before the onset of osteo-arthritis I frequently ran this route in 30 minutes or less on light training days just to get in a little exercise for starting my day’s work. But now at a pace considerably slower I’m struggling to regain a great deal of lost strength...