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Once you become a climber, paddler, hiker or adventurer of any kind, you just never look at thinks the same way. Where once you saw a slab of rock, you now see a way up. That raging river becomes a clean path down. The impossible turns doable. That is what adventure is all about. - So keep at it. Get out there and push your limits. - #adventurestartshere - - Big thanks to @dreamaliveproductions for the awesome capture and @seelink for the climbing (on Wiggins2 5.12- FA Earl Wiggins. Cliffs of Insanity, Indian Creek, Utah) 💪🏼🎉👍

Coffee + views + night outside = The best way to start the day ☕️🏕😍 - Big thanks to @justincostner and @stellamae5 for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration!

Because sometimes the best adventures happen right around the corner. Where you live. In the city even. True adventurers know it's less about the exact location and more about having a good time wherever you may be. - Which is why we're teaming up with @yeti to bring you some of the raddest urban adventures out there. - Full video and info here: https://gearjunkie.com/p/yeti-great-urban-outdoors ☝️link in profile - #adventurestartshere

Looking for a boat you can take everywhere? The foldable Oru Kayak may be just what you need. - As our reviewer wrote, "The sheet of plastic is scored and notched, an intricate pattern that folds tight and packs up box-shape to fit in a backpack. Undo the package, crease the material at its flex points, and fasten the straps. Soon, a kayak will emerge." - Full review here: https://gearjunkie.com/pack-up-oru-kayak-review-bay ☝️link in profile - And big thanks to @theninoknowledge for the awesome picture and paddle inspiration! -


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