96: ‘It’s Such a Good Feeling to run Many Miles’

Hey, Doug and Mathias got to run together, in real life, that was fun, and it was at Kaiser.
The team discusses all the new 100 mile races that are popping up in the PNW and Mathias reviews the Nathan ExoDraw handheld from last week in more details.
The first orientation run at Kaiser is announced. All the fun in the neighborhood!

95: ‘These Socks Were Meant for Talking’

It’s product review time here in the Singletrack studios. Doug and Mathias talk about the new Biolite headlamps, a Teton Sports backpacks, Boca Gear hats, and Nathan hydration vests. Since we’re already reviewing stuff, of course we have to talk about that NYT article about Jim Wamsley too.
Oh, and don’t forget socks, so many awesome, socks! All links to products below!

A Few Things to Know About the Latest Mount Rainier National Park Closure

You have probably heard the reports- Mount Rainier National Park is closed. The news of the mudslides, flooding and washouts have been gracing the pages of local news and outdoor recreation publications for the past few days. Because of the reports, there is a lot of worry about the impact of the closures and what it means for visitation, the park and the communities around the region. 

94: ‘Stealing Pies off the Window Sill’

Mathias finds a pocket in the weather window and marvels at the man-made alpine on timber land.
Doug runs with some tailwind and shares some road closure updates due to severe flooding… and, well climate change.

93: ‘Revisiting 90s Fashion Trends’

Mathias dreams of life in a tourist town and rollerblades through Munich, Doug takes his gramophone out on a trail and makes eye contact with a dog.

Spot on trail running talk, as always.

Time to Start Planning your Olympic National Park Backpacking Experience!

There is nothing quite like exploring Olympic National Park’s backcountry. From Staircase to Seven Lakes Basin, out to Quinault and Shi Shi Beach, the wilds of Olympic offer unrivaled beauty for those lucky enough to backpack out there. Whether you are a fan of the seven most stunning trips into Olympic’s Backcountry, or prefer to find somewhere else to pitch a tent for the night or seven, one thing is for sure- everyone needs to have an Olympic backpacking experience. That is why we are sharing an important press release from Olympic National Park to make sure you get the campsite you desire.

America’s Most-Visited National Park in 2019

Once January rolls around, we here at the Outdoor Society like to compile a list of the most-visited National Parks around the country. For the author of this post, this day is a holiday, giving me reason to spend hours pouring over stats that few people care about.  Every year, aside from a few jumps and dives, not much changes. However, these lists can help you know which parks are popular and which ones are seeing a drop in visitation, giving you more of a chance to find silence and solitude on the trails you love. 

92: ‘Running Fast with Statler and Waldorf’

In this week’s audio extravaganza the team dives into the
excellent article on the future of alpinism in Rock and Ice. Stories are being told of running adventure while traveling and and somehow roller skates are thrown into the mix.

91: ‘You Down With PCT?’

This week’s episode is all about the Pacific Crest Trail, and the weather, of course the weather.
Mathias again didn’t get the award for ultra runner of the year and Doug got stared down by a coyote, but aside from that, we’re doing just fine.

Thank you all for coming out to our first ‘Stories of Adventure‘ event at Swantown Inn & Spa. What an incredible night, thank you!

90: ‘The River Runs Through It’

It’s wet on our runs, and cold, and windy, and soon probably snowy. Runners, embrace the harsh weather and enjoy those miles breathing cold air and refresh your mind. Our sport is growing and your trusty podcast creators are diving into some cool stats from a cool survey highlighting some incredible figures.
What a show! Come run with us 100 miles in a week!