Category: Opinion

Opinion: Shop Local and Boycott the Predatory Dot Coms

Without the funds to fight off Backcountry.com’s legal team, small companies are being forced to give up their perfectly legitimate use of the word “backcountry,” and it has been revealed that Backcountry.com is now becoming a gear manufacturer arrogantly looking to own the entire “backcountry” concept and all commercial opportunities that come from the word.

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The @ca_enduro Round 2 recap is now up on our website (🔗 in bio). The Georgetown Enduro was put on by @mtbexp and @californiaexpeditions , and dished out quite the wild course for its intrepid racers!

📸: Georgetown Enduro pro champ @jakekellr by @bixxel.media.

#georgetownenduro #californiaenduroseries #californiaenduroseries #enduro #eduro @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_mtb
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Lupine motherlode in the Eastern Sierra. Just ... WOW 🤯 ⁠

📸: @mikemcdermottphoto⁠

@visitbishop #lupine #superbloom #bishop #lonepine #inyonationalforest #easternsierra
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There's big water flowing all over California, including the Kern. Be safe out there! 🌊⁠

This is a good time to brush up on wilderness first aid and outdoor safety training — @survivalmedonline is offering 20% off all Survival Med courses. Use the code SPIRIT at checkout. ⛑️⁠

📸 Anthea Raymond
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Spotted in our latest issue. ...

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Have you ever thought of hiking the PCT? 🥾⁠

Our latest issue has the first of five stories in a series by Matt Johanson who has been sectioning the PCT for the past twenty plus years. ⁠

Matt recently took a one-year leave from teaching at Castro Valley High School to complete the remaining 2,250 miles.⁠

Lucky for Matt, his wife Karen has encouraged him to live his dream and has been providing support along the way. ⁠

📸 Matt is pictured here with his wife Karen, and their two dogs Sam and Elliot. ⁠

You can read his story "Sierra Splendor" via the link in our bio (🔗💕).⁠

OR better yet, pick up our latest issue at your favorite outdoor shop or become a member to have ASJ delivered 🗞️ to your home. 🏡
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