#OPTOUTSIDE

REI will be closed on Black Friday to promote #optoutside. REI, along with Patagonia, Clif and other such companies of good character, were the inspiration for Idlewild, and they continue to inspire.  The #optoutside campaign is all about getting folks outside on...

HipCamp

The day of calling a campground to reserve a campsite, hoping that there are trees to hang your hammocks and wondering if there will be water nearby, are over thanks to HipCamp. Although it launched only a couple of years ago, HipCamp hosts listings for thousands of...
TED Talk: Tommy Caldwell

TED Talk: Tommy Caldwell

This TED Talk is not only for rock climbers and other adventurers, it’s for everyone who has endured hardships… It’s for everyone. In this video Tommy Caldwell shares the story of his captivity in Kyrgyzstan, and his conquest of the Dawn Wall; and he...
Denali Reborn!

Denali Reborn!

During a recent visit to Alaska, President Obama made a move with cultural significance not only for Alaskan natives but also for the climbing community. The tallest peak on the North American continent, once known as Denali, was called Mount McKinley in honor of...
Looking Glass, NC

Looking Glass, NC

Deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, the promised land of western North Carolina, a plutonic monolith (read: one big igneous rock) rises up above the treetops to inspire climbers and hikers alike to look out on Transylvania County from the top!  The...