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The Maroon Bells Traverse – Summit Report

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ~ Jack Kerouac On Thursday, July 16, 2015, my buddy, Dr. Jon Kedrowski and I hiked and climbed the infamous and deadly Maroon Bells Traverse. Nearly 4,850 ft. in elevation gains, 9.5-miles round trip with class 5 climbing on ...
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Arctic Circle magazine caught up with Canada Goose person, Payge McMahon, to get the low-down on her experience on National Geographic’s new adventure/survival series, The Raft.  Read the original article here. If Titanic is your favourite film and Castaway inspired you to take to the open water, then make sure you check out The Raft. Now in its first season, this adventure survival show by National ...
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What to Wear for a 50-Mile Ultra-Marathon

“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~ Ranulph Fiennes In any adventure, backpacking, mountaineering, cycling etc., what you wear is as important as training. It can make the difference between having fun, being miserable, having to call it quits and in some cases, life or death. Running an ultra-marathon is no different. In March, I ran the 51.4-mile ...
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Adventure Packing: Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ by Payge McMahon

“Every girl should have a passport.” ~ Mom True words from a wise woman  You never know what exciting adventures tomorrow has in store.  So be ready! Top 5 Adventure Must Haves by Payge McMahon for Wigwam Mills Every adventure is different. Depending on where you are going, what activity, for how long, time of year, expected weather etc., what you pack ...
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The John Muir Trail – 221 Miles

Payge McMahon writes about her 221 mile adventure, backpacking The John Muir Trail in California, for Osprey Packs. Direct Article Link: Osprey Packs – Hiking the John Muir Trail by Payge McMahon The John Muir Trail Aura or Ariel 65 I’ve backpacked all over the world and the JMT is my all time favorite! Located in Northern California, this breathtaking ...
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