People & Organizations
For the past decade, Seth Levy has supported Trailspace and our outdoor community in a variety of evolving ways. This month Seth moves on to become the Donor Engagement Officer at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and we'll miss him.
"If you are not getting out in the outdoors, nature can pass you by. You’ll see it, but you will not really see it. You will know it, but you will not love it. Make sure you love it." Melody Badgett, managing director of 1% for the Planet, loves it.
"Most people want to do the right thing. They just don’t always know what the right thing is," says Dean Ronzoni. That's where Leave No Trace comes in.
Coordinating trail crews, favorite gear, the "Wild" phenomenon, and making this planet even better. We talk with Tammy Turner, Volunteer Coordinator for the Mount Hood Chapter of the PCTA.
Trails don't have to be on land. Fay Augustyn helps communities access, connect to, and protect their rivers through the creation of Blue Trails at American Rivers.
"The trail blew me away and changed my life." Andrew Downs took his commitment to the Appalachian Trail further than his thru-hike. We talk with Downs about his work as Regional Director of the Central and Southwest Virginia Region for the ATC.
In addition to the essential gear, climbers also require open, protected climbing areas. Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson help maintain those crags as the 2014 Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team.
Libby Wile connects hundreds of volunteers annually with miles of trail projects across the country. In our Q&A, we talk with Wile about her work helping hikers and backpackers give back to the foot trails they love.
From the main stacks to the rare book room, the American Alpine Club Library is a mountaineer's treasure trove of beta. Dana Gerschel oversees this alpine info as its Library Director.
We talk with Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, Policy Director for the Winter Wildlands Alliance, about what it means to advocate for the winter backcountry and the human-powered snowsports enthusiast.
We talk with Staci Williams, Waccamaw River Blue Trail Coordinator for American Rivers, and learn what a Blue Trail is and why clean, healthy rivers are important not only for recreation, but for communities.
It's Giving Tuesday. This year, how about protecting a favorite or threatened trail, climbing area, river, or wildland? A gift membership to an outdoor nonprofit has an impact that lasts far beyond the holiday season.
We know him as Seth Levy, Trailspace Community Evangelist and Review Corps Coordinator. But, there's much more. Today we turn the Q&A on Seth.
We talk with Ron Tipton, executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and learn what it's like to protect and maintain "the world’s most famous long-distance hiking trail."
Kerry McClay has a passion for outdoor experiences, and as director of Winter Wildlands Alliance's SnowSchool he gets kids outdoors and on snowshoes to learn about winter ecology and snow-science.
Ever notice that 1% for the Planet logo at the bottom of every Trailspace page and wonder what it means? Learn why we're member of 1% FTP and what outdoor nonprofits we support.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. In classrooms and online, its PEAK program reaches elementary students and teaches them how to minimize impacts.
Protecting the places we play is every outdoor recreationalist’s responsibility, including outdoor companies. Members of The Conservation Alliance support local, grassroots environmental organizations. See how you can get involved.
Share the moment that captures your outdoor passion in Clif Bar's Meet the Moment campaign. Clif will donate $5 to an outdoor nonprofit, plus, we're giving away a Clif camera prize pack.
Know how to hang a bear bag properly in the backcountry and keep bears (and your food) safe? Leave No Trace gives a refresher on this essential skill.
In a second installment, we catch up with Bryon Powell of iRunFar to talk about his favorite ultra running gear, barefoot/minimal footwear, product testing and reviews, and what inspires him on the trail.
If your expedition goes sour, first aid training and compass skills might not be enough to pull you from a life-threatening morass. The American Alpine Club shares five of its favorite backcountry survival tips and tricks.
We catch up with Bryon Powell of iRunFar to talk about the growing popularity of trail and ultra running, best and worst ultra moments, picking a first race, coaching tips, and his book "Relentless Forward Progress."
As a professional kayaker, Brad Ludden has completed more than 100 first descents on rivers around the world. But it's First Descents, the nonprofit he founded for young adult cancer fighters and survivors, that he considers his life's work.
The Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary in August. Now measuring roughly 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine, the original trail took more than 15 years to build.
Justin "Trauma" Lichter has learned countless thru-hiking tips, techniques, and gear know-how in more than 35,000 miles traveled across North America, New Zealand, Iceland, Africa, and the Himalaya. He shares those insights in "Trail Tested."
Ever wished for the ear of an editor at a major outdoor publication or a higher-up outdoor recreation official? Now you have them. Meet the seven outdoor judges in Trailspace's Backcountry Gear Haiku contest.
"Andrew Skurka's "Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide," not only described a new guidebook, it got members thinking about how one makes a living as a professional adventurer. Skurka responded with a blog, "How I Make a Living as an Adventurer."
Many would jump at the chance to hike alongside professional adventurer and super-long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka. Now Skurka shares his backcountry know-how in "The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools & Tips to Hit the Trail."
Arc’teryx is known for its high-end outdoor apparel, but staying warm and dry shouldn't be a luxury. The company turns its end-of-roll and discontinued Gore-Tex fabrics into outdoor necessities: all-weather capes for the homeless and disadvantaged.
The new memoir "Following Atticus" chronicles the adventures of Tom Ryan and his miniature schnauzer, Atticus, and how hiking and climbing in New Hampshire's White Mountains changed their lives.