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GreatOutdoors.com staffer Gordy Skoog spends more time outdoors than he does at home, and luckily we can all follow along on some of his adventures via his blog. Check out his gripping story of crossing the Alps on skis, a blog entry he dubs, The Tale of Two Haute Routes.
And follow along as he and his brother Lowell make yet another first ascent in the remote North Cascades of Washington in a post he calls A Magical First Ascent. The two brothers, sadly missing the company of their brother Carl, who was killed in a climbing accident in South America, venture into one of the wildest parts of the range to put up a new route on Natal.
GreatOutdoors.com staffer Mike Rougeux and a partner took a wild trip down to the Northern California Coast for some boulder and crag climbing in an entry he calls Climbing on California’s Lost Coast. The pair, engaged in the mythical search for what they call Chester Copperpot and One Eyed Willy’s Treasure, find secret camp sites and stellar bouldering within site of gray whales just beyond in the surf.
Finally, relive the fun of editor Peter Potterfield’s recent hiking odyssey in New Zealand. Follow along as he hikes from one end of this laid back island country to the other, including such routes as the North Island’s 100 Mile Beach to Camp Reinga and the Queen Charlotte Track on the South Island.