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Mt. Watatic: Backcountry in your Backyard

By Zach d’Arbeloff Sitting in the quiet town of Ashby, MA, Mt. Watatic is one end of the Wapack Trail and the Northern end of Massachusetts’ Mid-State Trail. It is a small mountain, rising only about 600 feet to the summit, accessed off of quiet Route 119....

ADM Yucatan Expedition 2015

This week, Advanced Diver Magazine’s (ADM) non-profit wing, the ADM Exploration Foundation, will take Explorer’s Club Flag #208 to the cenotes that lie beneath the surface of the Yucatan Peninsula. The expedition will explore a new, “uncharted”...

Crystal Brindle’s New Zealand Photography, Take 2

Team RailRiders member and photographer Crystal Brindle is currently down in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand, working as a Hut Warden for the NZ Department of Conservation. Due to her 8-day on, 8-day off schedule, Crystal has been lucky enough to travel around...

Up the Rio Santa Cruz: From Sea to Source Part 2

You can find part 1 of Leon’s photo journal from the Rio Santa Cruz here. Also be sure to check out our interview with Leon which delves deeper into the stories behind their expedition. In November 2014, Leon McCarron, Tom Allen, and Jose Argento embarked on a...

Adirondack Winter: Winter Wilderness, Modest Mountains

By Erik Schlimmer In the United States bigger is better – when it comes to mountains it’s all about the elevation.  For example, most hikers have heard of 14,494-foot Mount Whitney: highpoint of the Lower Forty-Eight.  Washington State’s Mount Rainier,...

Plague Research in Madagascar

By Cedar Mitchell In the spirit of adventure and good will, I started off the New Year with a trip to Madagascar for plague research. In my regular life, I work as a plague biologist researching the genetics of the bacteria responsible for the disease. Our...

The Tops of New England: Northeast Backcountry Skiing

By Zach d’Arbeloff I spent the past two years of my life living and breathing skiing. When you are an instructor, you are on the snow every day, not by choice, but because it is your job to pass on your love of skiing. You become an ambassador to the sport. For...

Rio Santa Cruz From Sea to Source: Part 1

It was a hastily thrown together expedition with one fairly simple goal: travel the Rio Santa Cruz, from sea to source. The real purpose of the trip was twofold: to follow the path of Charles Darwin and Captain Fitz Roy during their 1834 expedition, and also to...

Peak Designs Capture Pro: Photos on the Go

How many times have you been out in the wild and missed a perfect photo opportunity while you were fiddling with your camera strap? Accessing a nice SLR camera on the trail can be a drag. The bulky, fragile cameras provide a challenge when heading out of civilization....

Ripley Goes Back to the Desert

Team RailRiders athlete Ripley Davenport is flying through the air on the way back to the desert. Ripley returns to arid climates for the first time since his 2011 Gobi expedition – and his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis – but during the cooler winter...

Great African Expedition: Phase Four

Starting mid January 2015, Team RailRiders member Julian Monroe Fisher will embark on Phase Four of the RailRiders Great African Expedition. For Phase Four of this ambitious project, Julian will travel through the heart of the Karamoja Region, which covers an area...

Adventure Guides

A series of how-to guides to help you survive the Backcountry, told through interviews with our Pros!

News from the Field

Transmissions from our Team RailRiders athletes in the field. Grand tales of adventure, trials and tribulations, and pretty pictures.


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