Known for hopping trains and taking solo road trips in the middle of the night, RANGE contributor Molly Steele has quickly become an acclaimed photographer. Playing by her own rules and bringing her camera along the way, Molly invites viewers to join in on her experiences into the “wild” unknown. … Read More
It can seem tough to balance your adventurous spirit with city living, but these micro adventures all exist within the city limits to bring you easy access to climbing, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. … Read More
Midweek madness. A quick check of the account balance shows a small allowance for the weekend, maybe brunch and a movie or something of that sort, although that sure sounds a lot like last weekend, and all you want is a getaway, even if just for the weekend. … Read More
Mountains cast their own vibes. You can feel it from far off — the harsh terrain, the stark solitude. Imposing and inviting all at once, they’re a playground of possibilities, so it’s no surprise that the vast region stretching from the Rockies to the Pacific would hold all the inspiration needed for the team behind Boulder-based outdoor brand Mountain Standard.
“This is it,” I told myself, traversing a granite ledge, scrambling up a grassy corner and onto the next ledge, nearing the top of the pass. “We’ll pop out at the top of a beautiful alpine lake, pitch the tent, and be done for the day.” I couldn’t remember feeling this way before, the hollow, almost fluttery feeling across my chest as I pushed the pace through the day’s 11th hour. Sure, I’d brought myself to what I thought was the limit before, running the 800-meter in high school, 5Ks in college, half marathons in my 20s. But this was completely different, and I didn’t know how much farther I could go.… Read More
I didn’t intend to become a solo hiker. It happened as a matter of circumstance. I was single, and most of my friends were married with babies and small children. Their lives didn’t much allow for day hikes, let alone a weekend trip in the backcountry. I’m shy and not much of a joiner, so hiking clubs didn’t appeal to me. I started setting out on my own long day hikes, but soon got a little bored. Seeking a new challenge a little farther afield, I planned a camping trip with a friend who also wanted to hike to the top of Mount San Jacinto, one of southern California’s highest peaks. I arrived in Idyllwild where we planned to meet and checked my phone. My friend was sick and wouldn’t be able to join me. … Read More
Two of our favorite brands, Topo Designs and Westerlind, have come together to make some modern outdoor magic. They literally put their heads together for a new take on the classic ranger hat. Made from wool felt and dyed a lush shade of forest green, the wide brim hat is accented with a classic red paracord and a globe spring lock. The perfect combination of fashion and function.