Magellan has partnered with adventure author and photographer Peter Potterfield for a photo slideshow tour at REI stores across the country where he will present the images from his new book, Classic Hikes of North America. Potterfield will also discuss need-to-know information for hikers and the Magellan Explorist Outdoor GPS receiver. The free presentations will take place from October to December.
Online registration is now open for retail, designer, independent reps and distributor attendees of the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Winter Market 2013, set for January 23-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The All Mountain Demo takes place on January 22.
To reduce waste, badges will not be mailed to attendees prior to the show. Registration confirmation can be printed at home or loaded on a smartphone and will be used to print badges onsite at multiple entrances.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the primary federal law governing water pollution in the United States. The EPA has set up various outlets for communication on clean water in conjunction with the milestone: Facebook, Twitter (@EPAwater and #cleanwater) and the Greenversations blog with entries from EPA officials.
Throughout 2012, EPA’s Watershed Academy will offer free webinars on different aspects of the Clean Water Act. In the DC area, non-profit Below the Surface in partnership with the EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey invited people to come paddle the Anacostia to celebrate.
September 14 marked the 2nd annual Worldwide Recess Day and Keen, as part of its “Recess is Back” initiative, encouraged everyone to take time out of their day to go outside and play for ten minutes. Many Keen stores, office and distributors—from Germany and Canada to Japan and America—held classic recess activities like four-square, hop scotch and tetherball.
Adventure Technology (AT) sponsored two events at the 29th annual Gauley Fest in Summersville, WV this September: “Ladies on the Lower G” and the Upper Gauley Animal Race. All proceeds from Gauley Fest go towards American Whitewater river conservation and access efforts.
Washington, D.C. – From October 16-22, national leaders of the parks community will join innovators in communications and technology as keynote speakers and presenters at Grand Thoughts at the Grand Canyon. The National Park Hospitality Association together with the Grand Canyon National Park are coordinating this meeting of minds to continue the dialog on how to help America’s park idea flourish in the 21st century.
Yosemite National Park extended their warning about the fatal rodent-borne hantavirus to 230,000 more recent visitors, confirming that a ninth person has contracted the virus, which has already claimed the lives of three others.
With flu-like symptoms including fever, aches, coughing and shortness of breath, the virus is spread to people who inhale dust particles that have come in contact with urine, saliva or feces of infected creatures. The disease kills more than a third of those infected. Yosemite officials say they expanded the warning from the initial 30,000 (who slept in two tent-cabin locations were the nine were believed to be infected) just to be cautious, especially since the virus can incubate for up to six weeks after exposure.
PrimaLoft announced its sponsorship of the Fall 2012 The North Face Speaker Series beginning in Chicago in early September and wrapping up in Los Angeles in November. The tour will visit 25 venues in the United States and Canada, and looks to shed light on adventure sports and outdoor athletic lifestyles.
The speakers include eight athletes from The North Face team: ski mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, extreme skier Ingrid Backstrom, alpinist Conrad Anker, ultra-runner Diane Van Deren, alpinist and photographers Jimmy Chin and Cory Richards, rock climber Emily Harrington and rock climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk.
Find out more about the series here.