Video: Mike Foote – Skiing and Skinning 61,000-Feet of Vertical in a Day

A few weeks back I shared the story of Mike Foote, an ultrarunner who had set a new record for skiing the most vertical feet in a single day. Over the course of a 24 hour period, he managed to skin up and ski down Whitefish Mountain Resort 60 times, notching an amazing 61,200 feet (18,654 meters) before he was through. The video below captures the essence of that endeavor more so than anything I… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Let the Montana road trip begin!

I’ve just returned from an epic trip to Montana. I feel like I’ve said ‘epic’ a lot to describe this trip but that’s the only word that sums it up so perfectly. I was out there for one week with the Expedia Viewfinder team and we road tripped around the state, beginning in Missoula and The post Let the Montana road trip begin! appeared first on The Travel Hack.

New Film Shows Lure of River Surfing

“It’s the ever-curling wave in so many ways,” says founder of Strongwater Mountain Surf Company Kevin Benhardt. The standing waves themselves, formed by rock features that sit along the riverbeds, actually do curl and break for as long as the water flows sustain them. However, it’s more about the water itself and the journey it takes that captivates Kevin and his motley crew …

American Glamping: Three Great Finds

Lodge in nature without sacrificing comfort. > Treehouse Point B&B (Fall City, Washington) Backdrop: The western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, beside the Raging River. Best for: Couples seeking lofty hideaways and Wi-Fi–free nights. Creature comforts: Six hand-built wooden tree houses with quilt-covered beds, large windows, and porches; breakfast of eggs, homemade granola, breads, and fresh juice served in the main house. Get busy: Scenic Snoqualmie Falls…

Montana by Dirt: Hiking Into the Wild in Glacier National Park

Hiking up 9,553-foot Mount Gould in Glacier National Park, Montana; Photograph by Max Lowe Even the insects in their silence seemed to know that 4 a.m. was not the time to be up and about, but there we were waking up again before the sun had even blinked an eye. As the morning stars flickered through the pine forest canopy over our campsite, we quickly made breakfast, packed …