Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers Begins 'Expedition Idaho'

Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers Begins ‘Expedition Idaho’

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Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers continues on its mission to participate in the biggest, baddest adventure races around the world this year. Today, the squad, led by Jason Magness, started off on Expedition Idaho, a six-day event for 500+ miles through the state’s panhandle region. Trekking, mountain biking, whitewater paddling, and navigation are the promised disciplines on this expedition-length race. Here’s a video interview of the team pre-race. Wish us luck!

Update: Chelsey Magness made a last-minute withdrawal (she started the race but opted out three hours in) due to serious stomach illness. (“I could not keep any food down for days,” she said). She has been suffering since being introduced to a water-borne illness during the Raid The North Extreme race last month, from which several racers became sick after drinking untreated water. But Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers will race Expedition Idaho as a three-man squad, and Chelsey hopes to rejoin the team mid-event if her condition improves. Please wish Chelsey a speedy recovery as she fights this nasty bug.

—Expedition Idaho will offer live coverage throughout the week. Follow Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers as they race around the planet this year on our newly-launched team micro-site.

Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers (in typical YogaSlackers pose formation) pre-race at Expedition Idaho photo opp.

Stephen Regenold
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.