Articles written by: James Kennedy

I hike. I write.

Best Dogs at Demo Day
Mobilization and Events

Best Dogs at Demo Day

Outdoor Retailer is one of the largest gatherings of everything outdoors industry in the world. The show happens twice a year, a winter and summer market, and right now the summer market is in full swing in Salt Lake City. There are four days for the show, and the first […]

How to be a Good Camp Counselor
Environment

How to be a Good Camp Counselor

Summer camp is memorable for kids for a number of reasons. It might be the first time that Timmy is away from his mom for more than a day at school, or maybe a big thunderstorm in the mountains shows Susan that they can be beautiful instead of being scared […]

Coolest Lizards in the World
Environment

Coolest Lizards in the World

There’s nothing much to say ‘cept lizards are some of the coolest creatures in the world. Here are the top eight lizards: Water Monitor Komodo Dragon Frilled Lizard Basiliscus Toad-Headed Agama Chameleon Horned Lizard Thorny Devil

National Trails Day
Outdoor Advocacy

National Trails Day

It’s always a good idea to get out into nature, and this Saturday you don’t really have an excuse not to. June 1st is, according to American Hiking Society (and they’re pretty serious about this), National Trails Day. Therefore, everyone and the people they know are required to lace up […]

4 Historic Bike Trails
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4 Historic Bike Trails

With Memorial Day just around the corner, why not take a break from the every day and coast down a historic bike trail? Here’s  four trails to put your wheels on. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail  The C&O trail follows the path of an important canal for delivering goods from town […]

’13 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail
Mobilization and Events

’13 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

White water kayaking? Check. Climbing? Check. Mountain biking? Check. Slack line competition? Check. Rad prizes? Double check. If you haven’t heard of the GoPro Mountain Games, then you have got to check into it this year. Set in beautiful Vail, Colorado this will not be something that you want to […]

The Move Out 2013: Keep Campuses Green
Mobilization and Events

The Move Out 2013: Keep Campuses Green

Spring is finally in the air. Birds are chirping, and the CLUNK CRASH of college students tossing away perfectly good furniture into dumpsters abounds nationwide. While the end of the semester is a happy time for college and university students, it’s also a time for absentmindedness. While the tossing away […]

Protectors Become Villains
Outdoor Advocacy

Protectors Become Villains

There are less than 40,000 rhinos left in existence in the world. Despite being protected, they are still the victims of poaching for their horns as medicinal substances. In the Great Limpopo Transfrontier, a sanctuary for these animals, they have now been completely wiped out with the help of the game rangers. […]

Hardcore Granny Gatewood is Way More Hardcore Than You
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Hardcore Granny Gatewood is Way More Hardcore Than You

April 27th was the first time that Grandma Emma Gatewood Day has ever been observed. Grandma Emma Gatewood was the very first woman to ever hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail in one season. She did her thru-hike at the young age of 67 in a pair of KED sneakers and […]

Be Straw-Free
Mobilization and Events

Be Straw-Free

How many times do you or your friends go out to eat? Once a week? Twice a week? Four times? And how many of those times do you get a drink? How many of those drinks come with a disposable straw? Probably most of them. Somewhere around 5 million plastic […]