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Animal Encounters: Mountain Lions / Cougars

  While it's quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible: 1. Know your tracks. 2. Keep your friends close. 3. Let it go. 4. DO. NOT. RUN. 5. Show them who's...
Mountain Biker Comes Face To Face With A Mountain Lion

Mountain Biker Comes Face To Face With A Mountain Lion

A couple of weeks ago we posted a video of a trail runner in Canada who had an encounter with a pair of mountain lions and he had to resort to using bear spray to ward them off. In that video it's difficult to actually see the animals since the camera worn by the...

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Twin Sisters Peaks | Gearist Dailies

Twin Sisters Peaks | Gearist Dailies

After seeing a friend climb Twin Sisters Peaks a few days before, Brandon decided that a jog up the slopes of the 11,427 foot peaks was in order. Turns out though that very little jogging, much less running, happened on the way up to the summit thanks in large part to...

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Footage Of An Epic Rock Slide In The Swiss Alps

Footage Of An Epic Rock Slide In The Swiss Alps

Rock slides are a massive part of what shapes mountainous regions but rarely are they caught on video. Last week in the mountains above Evolène, Switzerland this footage was shot of a massive rockslide. This  particular "chunk" of rock broke away from a 9,049 foot...

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Made in the U.S.A.: Sea Bags presented by Gearist

Made in the U.S.A.: Sea Bags presented by Gearist

Gretchen leads the Gearist Crew on a visit to Sea Bags in Portland Maine. This year, Sea Bags will be selling its popular Breast Cancer Awareness or ‘Cure’ accessories to raise money for breast cancer research. This year represents the company’s ninth year running a...

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Mutated Genes: Living with BRCA

Mutated Genes: Living with BRCA

I have always believed a basic understanding of biology is one of the most important skills any human could possess. Not because science is so interesting, but simply because it explains so much about the world around us. Most importantly, it tells us about our own...

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Beating Breast Cancer: Kristie’s Story

Beating Breast Cancer: Kristie’s Story

I truly can’t remember if I found the lump in my breast first, or if it was the mammogram. I had been diagnosed with melanoma multiple times prior to the breast cancer being found. Things began to blur. I just remember the doctor saying we need to do a needle biopsy...

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Bottom To Top At Hall Ranch | Gearist Dailies

Bottom To Top At Hall Ranch | Gearist Dailies

Since the beginning of this summer (and summers before), the bottom starting point of Hall Ranch on the Nighthawk Trail has always been something that Brandon has dreaded due to it's steady uphill grind of over 1700 feet. today though, he set out with a single goal...

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Bold Tights For Bold Adventures

Bold Tights For Bold Adventures

Ladies, winter is approaching and that means you're probably transitioning from shorts to long bottoms. Over the next couple of weeks we're bringing you our takes on the new tights of the fall and winter seasons. Our aim is to showcase tights that are both fashionable...

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Beating Breast Cancer: Regina’s Story

Beating Breast Cancer: Regina’s Story

October 10th marks my 7 year anniversary since I received my breast cancer diagnosis at age 49. How ironic: "It's breast cancer awareness month," I thought. After two biopsies, my surgeon called me and confirmed over a 2 minute conversation that I indeed had invasive...

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