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Orcas Harass, Terrify Kids in Rowboat (NSFW Language)

What hap­pens when you row, row, row your boat near a pod of Orcas

You can laugh as these kids shriek in terror. But the next time you’re pad­dling a row­boat and some juve­nile Orcas give it a hard knock and then stare you down, will you have the pres­ence of mind to keep video­tap­ing the encounter? Row on, brave cap­tur­ers of awesome. 



Detailing Long Run Preparation

Dial-in your prep rou­tine for long runs.

Wouldn’t it be great if “going for a long run” was as sim­ple as lac­ing up, head­ing out the door, and run­ning wher­ever you feel like it? For some, this is a real­ity. For most of us, how­ever, the plan­ning involved in a long run some­times takes as long—or longer—than the run itself. There is a check­list many run­ners go through before they even think about head­ing out the door. Route Plan­ningWeather you’re head­ing out for 10 miles or 25 miles,


Gear Love

180 South Tents – A Clymb Exclusive

Two Clymb employ­ees put 180 South tents to the test at the Deschutes River.

I pitched the Juniper 2 in a juniper grove entirely by acci­dent. Myself, and a buyer at The Clymb, Brett Cas­sidy, were camp­ing at the Deschutes River and we had the good for­tune to give these new 180 South tents that are exclu­sive to The Clymb a trial run. The world-famous salmonfly hatch was on, and a cur­sory glance at the river­bank grass revealed these thumb-sized bugs in abun­dance. I was anx­ious to wet my line, so I jumped out of


New Balance: Smokin’ Fast Track Shoes

Time to beat the clock.

You run the roads, map your routes, and now you want to take the strength you’ve built and apply it to the track — then here’s the shoe for you. This new rac­ing flat from New Bal­ance is what you need to beat the clock. Its light­weight, low-profile design will make it feel like smoke is fly­ing off your heels. Yet these are not Michael Johnson’s golden shoes. They won’t dis­in­te­grate after a few laps. They find the bal­ance between



Up and About: An Interview with Expert Tree Climber Alex Julius

She’s a com­pet­i­tive tree-climber who wants to see more women up in the branches.

Recre­ational tree climb­ing has been around for­ever, but the sport has only recently started mak­ing head­lines. We talked to Alexan­dra (Alex) Julius to under­stand more about what makes this such a unique sport. Julius is the Edu­ca­tional Devel­op­ment Man­ager of ISA (Inter­na­tional Soci­ety of Arbori­cul­ture) and a Board Cer­ti­fied Mas­ter Arborist. She’s also a pro­fes­sional tree climber and a for­mer tree trim­mer for West Coast Arborists, Inc. in San Diego, CA The Clymb: How did tree climb­ing become a sport? Many


Out There

The Joys of Paddling in the Wind

He actu­ally likes it.

“What exactly do you like about this?” my friend Carl asked as the wind whipped our hats off our heads. He strug­gled to relax amidst the build­ing waves. Most pad­dlers avoid wind. I seek it out. Here’s why. I’m in the Colum­bia Gorge, the world’s best wind fac­tory. My 16-foot sea kayak is bob­bing up and down in swell and break­ing chop that’s reflect­ing off the basalt cliffs, cre­at­ing a con­fused slosh­ing that sea kayak­ers call clapo­tis. Kayak­ers either love or


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