Articles written by: Danielle Owczarski

Danielle is a freelance writer, designer and wetland ecologist with seven years of snowboard testing for Backcountry magazine and Outside under her belt. She lives in Jeffersonville, VT, where she spends most of her time outdoors looking for ways to challenge herself physically and intellectually. You can find more of her work and photography at DeshlerPhotography.com.

7 Invasive Threats to Outdoor Diversity
Outdoor Advocacy

7 Invasive Threats to Outdoor Diversity

On average, invasive species costs the United States more than $120 million in damages every year. But how does this translate into the outdoor experience that is crucial to the health of millions of Americans? One of the most prominent threats of invasive species is a decrease in biodiversity. Every […]

How to Ride a Berm Like You Were Born To
GTFO!

How to Ride a Berm Like You Were Born To

Flow trails and pump tracks are popping up in local parks, private backyards and mountain biking resorts across the nation. You’d be hard pressed to find one of these smooth riding tracks without numerous berms. For the uninitiated, berms are one of the main reasons riders of all disciplines love […]

Ryan Thibault – Curator of Eclectic Mountain Bike Media
Mobilization and Events

Ryan Thibault – Curator of Eclectic Mountain Bike Media

Ryan Thibault (pronounced tee-boe) is co-founder of Mountain Bike Vermont – MBVT.com – and co-author of the up and coming comprehensive guide to mountain biking in the green mountain state. With the growth of sustainable trail building and landowner cooperation, Vermont has become a destination for mountain bikers of all […]

Mountain Moxie – Racing into the Future of Women’s Mountain Biking
Mobilization and Events

Mountain Moxie – Racing into the Future of Women’s Mountain Biking

Mountain biking (MTB) tends to be a male dominated sport; the gnarlier the terrain the lower the ratio of women to men. Mountain Moxie – a Vermont based women’s race team – is aiming to change that trend. Mountain biking has been growing tremendously in the Green Mountain State, making […]

7 Summer Break Opportunities for the Adventurous
Mobilization and Events

7 Summer Break Opportunities for the Adventurous

Congratulations. Finals are over. The weather is looking up and the bird songs are a harbinger of the joys to come. Long days of hiking, biking, paddling and climbing are on the horizon to provide you with stories to tell when fall creeps up. But it’s pretty hard to relay […]