29 Jul '14, 3pm

Your hiking gear might come from a sweatshop. Here’s how you can fix that

Your hiking gear might come from a sweatshop. Here’s how you can fix that

Most of the iconic locations for American outdoorspeople are … outdoors. You’ve got your Half Dome, you’ve got your Muir Woods, you’ve got your Mt. Washington, your Blue Ridge Parkway. But if there’s an indoor mecca, it’s probably REI’s flagship store in Seattle, with its glass-enclosed climbing spire looming over I-5, and its racks of everything from backpacks to snowshoes to collapsible trail-friendly dog bowls inducing a kind of glaze-eyed lust from those of us who are — love of the wilderness aside — still good old-fashioned American gearheads. It’s a casual, friendly, airy, open space filled with the best kind of dreams — and it’s kind of the opposite of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, which collapsed last year, killing more than 1,100 people. As the New York Times reported , “survivors described a sensation akin to being in an earthquake: hearing a loud...

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Hiking: Carvers Gap + The Balds

Hiking: Carvers Gap + The Balds

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Hiking Stone Mountain

Hiking Stone Mountain

pbfingers.com 21 Jul '14, 8pm

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Northwest wildfires: We broke the forests, now we need to fix them

Northwest wildfires: We broke the forests, now ...

grist.org 24 Jul '14, 8pm

The Northwest is ablaze. Both Washington and Oregon are in official states of emergency as dozens of fires burn on forests...