Coming soon to newsstands, mailboxes, and iTunes: Mountain magazine’s Summer 2014 issue. The cover story is a humdinger—and Dave Cox’s photos are super bangers. The gear is especially choice. And I wrote about the rad folks bringing higher learning to mountain towns in the form of museums. Get some. Use MTN5for9 to get a year’s subscription for just $9 here.

Coming soon to newsstands, mailboxes, and iTunes: Mountain magazine’s Summer 2014 issue. The cover story is a humdinger—and Dave Cox’s photos are super bangers. The gear is especially choice. And I wrote about the rad folks bringing higher learning to mountain towns in the form of museums. Get some. Use MTN5for9 to get a year’s subscription for just $9 here.

Colleges now use software to match immature freshmen with simpatico roommates. Forget developing the empathy and interpersonal skills required to share your bedroom with someone fundamentally, randomly different from you for two semesters. Another layer of technology buffers you from discomfort and awkwardness—those cruel growing pains of the 20th century. No need for nasty exposure to the unknown and the unexpected. What a brave new world we live in.

Get your butt to a mountain film festival or order this flick from Vimeo on demand pronto. It’s a piéce de eco résistance on America’s deadbeat dams, with healthy doses of historical and ecological education, inspiration, humor, lush cinematography for nature lovers, and almighty blasts for the monkey wrench gang. A must watch.

If you’re a fish, adventure, or outdoors fan, check out more projects from Felt Soul Media by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel. 

Gear up and get out. That’s the purpose of Mountain's first ever Early Summer Gear Guide. Mountain bikes, trail runners, bouldering gear, expedition paddleboarding—we've got it all. Plus, a riverside chat with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, how gear companies survive in mountain towns, and real people with dream jobs in the outdoor industry. Check out the issue here, or subscribe here. See you in the mountains!

Gear up and get out. That’s the purpose of Mountain's first ever Early Summer Gear Guide. Mountain bikes, trail runners, bouldering gear, expedition paddleboarding—we've got it all. Plus, a riverside chat with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, how gear companies survive in mountain towns, and real people with dream jobs in the outdoor industry. Check out the issue here, or subscribe here. See you in the mountains!