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And the winners are!


I recently learned about a great competition for outdoor products being made in America. The American Made Outdoor Gear Award is the brainchild of the paddling firm Kokatat, where 150 members of our extended American family have been making all things … Continue reading

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How to hike like an American without breaking a sweat


Hiking is a trifecta for me. I get to exercise my somewhat rotund body. I get to see beauty in the form of mountains, trees, animals and flowers. And best of all, I get to spend lots of time with my son.  … Continue reading

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It’s like sleeping on air. No really


Hiking has been a Briggs’ family activity for many years.  My father and I often hiked in the Cascade Mountains near our home in Seattle while I was growing up.  Now my son Benjamin and I carry on the Briggs’ hiking tradition each … Continue reading

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