Thursday, November 14, 2013
As we write this, three of the best climbers in the world are literally hanging on the side of a sheer rock face waiting for night to fall so they can begin climbing again. The only way down? Finishing the route, weather, or injury. The Dawn Wall Project is one of incredible resilience and a commitment to pushing the limits of rock climbing.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
With beautiful fall colors comes crisp air and shorter days. It’s the best time of year to be hiking but it’s no longer enough to head out with just a t-shirt and a rain jacket. The best days are the ones when you’re prepared so today we present The Art of Layering to guide you through the process of dressing appropriately for the great outdoors.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
We started the day out at the Upper West Side. No one had been hang gliding before but we had some skydivers and bungee jumpers excited to try out the next adventure. We headed upstate and even though it was still September, maples burned red and other trees had leaves that were starting to turn. I wondered what they would look like from above. We arrived at the hangar and after a safety talk the day begun.
Thursday, October 03, 2013 | Blog | Adventure
These are big problems happening all the time on big mountains. I think films like this are great to show that it’s not all pretty sunrises, and if you pay enough money it’ll all be taken care of. There’s quite a bit of responsibility that comes with deciding that you’re going to put yourself on a mountain with other climbers, and that your preparedness directly affects their safety, regardless of whether you signed up with them or not.
Friday, September 27, 2013 | Blog
This week we ran a contest asking everyone to tell us about their personal summits this past summer. While classic summits such as Rainier, Denali and Mt. Baker represented we also had hiking in New Hampshire, a sunset shot, and climbing in Colorado. Whether physically reaching the summit of a peak or challenging yourself in another way, the outdoors are one of the best places to be able to go outside your comfort zone and achieve in new ways.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Blog | Gear
Two weekends ago we headed upstate to hike the infamous Devils Path. Two days on one of the toughest trails in the Northeast meant we had to keep our energy and calories up. Luckily, our supply van brought in delicious food and even a camp oven on Saturday night. This was the first time we had brought the BEMCO Backpackers Oven out on the trail so we were excited to test it in natural conditions.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | Blog | People
Evan has been a guide at Discover Outdoors for six years, leading adventurers on trails everywhere from Queens to Canada. While he’s in the city he stays busy running, biking, practicing yoga, and eating new, excellent food.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
By now everyone’s heard the news: Brooklyn Outfitters is joining the Discover Outdoors family. This means DO has a new location: Williamsburg! To welcome the borough to the DO family we’ve created “9 Reasons Why Discover Outdoors and Brooklyn are a perfect fit.” This is probably our silliest blog post to date - enjoy and welcome Brooklyn!
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | Blog | People | Adventure
“I spent 6 days hiking and biking the length of the Hudson River, here in the states. The Hudson is the longest river in New York State and the lifeblood of the state- it gets its source at the beautiful alpine Lake Tear of the Clouds (just shy of the summit of the highest peak in New York’s Adirondack Mtn’s: Mt Marcy) and from there it wends its way through many historical towns, the state’s capital, meets the Eerie Canal and eventually ends at the ocean in Manhattan, by the Statue of Liberty.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | Blog | Education
The story starts when author John Krakauer is assigned an article on Everest for Outside Magazine.
The adventure that followed was far beyond what any magazine or members of the expedition expected and here Krakauer turns to writing to deal with the experience of climbing Mount Everest.
Thursday, August 08, 2013 | Blog | People | Adventure
If you live in New York City and have a chance to visit the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana, get your hands dirty and disconnect from what you perceive to be reality, I recommend it. But beware, you may end up questioning what you know and be tempted to adopt a new lifestyle…
Thursday, August 01, 2013 | Blog | People | Adventure
We also observed the difference between cutting though living, green trees and dead ones. The dead ones are a lot tougher to get through, and there were plenty of dead blowdowns in this area. Jeremy explained that there was a huge wildfire in the late summer of 1988. Nearly 800,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park were affected by the fires, and led to the closing of the park for the first time in history.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Blog | Adventure
We weren’t in the comfort of Harriman State park in New York anymore. Cooke City is notorious for grizzly bear activity. As we walked through the forest we came across piles of scat bigger than anything the east can offer. Not only gross, but also terrifying. Then we came across some massive claw marks in a couple pine trees. Steve and I looked at each other, and in the eerie silence and fading sunlight realized that there were monsters in these woods that would be very willing to eating us.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Blog | Education
It’s camping time around here so as you head out on your Midnight Hikes or Backpacking Overnights here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind to roast the world’s perfect marshmallow.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Blog | Adventure
Last weekend’s convenient placement of July 4th on a Thursday helped many of us secure the ever coveted 4-day weekend - and what an adventure it was!
Leaving New York on Thursday morning, freedom was ours as we drove hours away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Yet, Monday morning, here we are, back in the office again.