Warning: Graphic Content (Heat Stroke, Exhaustion, Vomiting)

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What does it feel like to be surrounded by wilderness and at the brink of physical and mental exhaustion? This video, edited together from clips taken by Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers during the 4-day Gold Rush Adventure Race earlier this month, gives a look into that question. Warning: This video contains graphic scenes of vomiting, heat exhaustion, and loss of equilibrium due to the effects of an adventure race.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.