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353 1 Jan 20, 2018
backcountry: Jayson Hale (@jayhale)

Jayson Hale ( )'s GOAT chasing in 2018 involves climbing to some of the highest peaks in the West and snowboarding down them. Backcountry Gearhead Gavin Grant curated a custom collection of gear for the up as well as the down. Tap the link in our bio to see his recommendations.

4266 17 Jan 20, 2018
backcountry: A 7-mile approach on skis with near-

A 7-mile approach on skis with near-zero visibility isn't exactly ideal – in fact, on this day, Danny Bryson ( ) and friends considered turning around just 100 feet before the summit. After weighing their options, they pressed on and were rewarded with blue skies and a clear view of Grand Teton before they descended back into the clouds.

3568 12 Jan 19, 2018
backcountry: Between studying to become a physician assistant, building

Between studying to become a physician assistant, building a photography career, and part-timing as a self-proclaimed dirtbag, snowboarder Jayson Hale ( ) has to pack his adventures into a limited timeframe. In 2018 he’s chasing moments by aiming to broaden his horizons to new mountain ranges. He’s looking for fun, happiness, and freedom by trying to reach some of the tallest peaks in the West. Next on the list are the Sierra Nevadas and the Rubys. He wants to “camp, freeze, smell the thin air, and snowboard down their glory” with good friends who embrace a challenge.

5733 58 Jan 18, 2018
backcountry: Someone once told Johnie Gall (@dirtbagdarling) to write

Someone once told Johnie Gall ( ) to write a "did it" list as an exercise in gratitude. One memorable moment on her "did it" list: slept out under the stars near a salt flat. She hopes to have an endless list of nights like this.

3998 9 Jan 17, 2018
backcountry: Learning about how to avoid avalanche danger, and

Learning about how to avoid avalanche danger, and how to use the tools needed for rescue, is critical for safety in the backcountry. Recently, a new standard in avalanche education has emerged. Instead of one track that everyone pools into, now there are two distinct tracks: a Recreational track and a Professional track. Find out which path is right for you through the link in our bio.

2834 8 Jan 17, 2018
backcountry: Gina Danza (@wildginaa) will be chasing #GOATworthy moments

Gina Danza ( ) will be chasing moments outside her warm weather comfort zone in 2018 by bagging some wintertime peaks in the Adirondacks. Backcountry Gearhead Emily Brown ( ) handpicked essential gear for Gina’s winter adventure - see her recommendations through the link in our bio.

5289 17 Jan 16, 2018
backcountry: Bugaboo

Bugaboo's infamous Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col can be steep and treacherous, but it's the first obstacle before accessing some of the main mountaineering gems of British Columbia...and it has a pretty awesome sunrise view. Photo: with

3298 27 Jan 15, 2018
backcountry: Gina Danza (@wildginaa) conquered an 18+ mile hike

Gina Danza ( ) conquered an 18+ mile hike in the Adirondacks in 2017, but this year she wants to up the ante and add packed snow and below freezing temps to the mix. This will be a big accomplishment for her, because she doesn’t exactly love the cold. She wants to jump outside her comfort zone to make this moment happen, and bring some good friends along for the journey.

7233 29 Jan 13, 2018
backcountry: If only all Saturdays could be like this.

If only all Saturdays could be like this. Photo: with

5405 11 Jan 13, 2018
backcountry: This year Ruth Sims (@navajoflyfisher) will be chasing #

This year Ruth Sims ( ) will be chasing moments, peacock bass, and payara in South America. For Ruth's fishing expedition, Backcountry Gearhead Michael McMillan ( ) pulled together some of his favorite fly fishing gear. Tap the link in our bio to check out his picks.

6067 26 Jan 11, 2018
backcountry: Brad Orr

Brad Orr's 100th unique summit was a memorable one. He and hiking partner Natasha were making their way up into the Canadian Rockies when they ran into another couple who were headed the same direction. Later, they met up again on the summit, where they spent time talking and comparing adventures. Cheers to days in the mountains, summit milestones, and making new friends on the trail. Photo: with

7925 64 Jan 11, 2018
backcountry: One of the reasons Ruth Sims (@navajoflyfisher) loves

One of the reasons Ruth Sims ( ) loves fly fishing is the relationships and intimacy she’s able to build with the lands, waters, and people that cross her path while she’s fishing. This year, that’ll happen for her in the Colombian Amazon, where she’ll be casting for peacock bass and payara. After a flight out of Bogata and a six-hour boat ride, she’s most excited about the moment she describes as, “the perfect cast, natural presentation, the first follow, the take, when the fly is engulfed by a huge mouth bursting from the depths.” Photo: with