I love crazy colors and any outdoor brand that can deliver on that point will have my attention. Combine that with a long history of mountaineering in the Alps and you’ve got La Sportiva, one of the best gear brands for trail runners. You’ve seen their shoes on granite cliffs on Yosemite and on high altitude glaciers in the Himalayas. This shows La Sportiva’s experience and commitment to serious adventuring. A company born in the Dolomites and still family-run up until this day.
Each year, when daylight hours start to dwindle and the temperature hovers around freezing, an excitement builds around the Pacific Northwest. As news reports whip us into a frenzy over incoming winter weather conditions, the freezing level starts falling toward sea-level, raising our expectations for a chance to experience a winter wonderland. When it snows in the Pacific Northwest, our normal world, full of endless green, transforms, wrapping itself in a silent blanket of white. The first winter snowfall on our favorite trails leads us into an unexpected wonderland, inspiring snowy adventures in what no feels like a foreign landscape.
This one ran away from us a bit and went a wee bit long, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. So, we’re cutting the show into two, more manageable portions, releasing them this week and next. We’re nice like that. This week drops part 1. Thanksgiving week you will get part 2. For a full list of all the products including pictures and links to purchase come right this way.
Here it is folks, our glorious The Outdoor Society Gift Guide for 2019. We’re excited to be partnering with several cool gear companies to bring you useful, sustainable, fun, practical and backcountry proven gifts for trail runners, camping enthusiasts and outdoor lovers.
We’re sure there’s something in there you will fall in love with. In fact, we recommend you to just forward this entire page to your family as your holiday wish list. You’re welcome!
Race directors Jeff Fullmer and Jeremy Smith join us for a special episodes previewing the Palisades Ultra Trail Series in the beautiful and rugged Idaho/Wyoming backcountry near Grand Teton National Park. Located right in their backyard, in wild grizzly bear country, the team has created an unforgettable race weekend. Racers will run along sweet single track through beautiful wildflower meadows and across many refreshing streams. Your summer plans just included a road trip. Doug will be your guide!
On this very special episode we’re joined by Maria Dalzot, registered dietitian and mountain runner from Bellingham, Washington.
She just recently returned from competing at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Tepatitlán, Mexico and ran OCC at UTMB this summer. And yet, you will never guess what we’re actually talking about: food! Maria’s approach to eating healthy is freeing and inspiring. This show is soul food for your ears.