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Made In MN: Granite Gear Day Pack And Duffel Test

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Desert vibes outside Canyonlands. Looks like a perfect way to spend the weekend! - Big thanks to @facing_north for the dreamy picture and adventure inspiration.

Nothing like a weekend outdoors with the crew! - What do you have planned? Anyone headed to camp out this weekend? - And if you’re looking for an awesome gift, check out the featherless hoody from @marmot. It’s one of our fave outdoorsy gifts this year: https://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-gear-gift-guide ☝️link in profile

“Over the next 100 hours, Wyatt, my longtime friend and paddling partner, and I would descend the La Venta River. Our route would start just below the Aguacero Waterfall and weave its way to Nezahaulcoyotl Lake, with more than 1,000 feet of drop over the 50-mile descent. This late in the season it is only navigable with packrafts.” - Read about @andrewfitts and @wyattoming’s full adventure here: https://gearjunkie.com/paddling-la-venta-river-mexico ☝️link in profile

Nothing like a day away from it all to recharge. Where do you go when you need to unplug and get outside? - Big thanks to @peaks_and_pizza & @rockymountainhigh_co for the awesome picture.


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