Category: Places

Gone for the Holidays

Google ‘Christmas traditions’ and you see images of family, food, and twinkling lights. Time together with family and friends enjoying some great food is what the holidays are all about, right? But do you have to stay home do appreciate these things? What about a fine campfire dinner after a great day of family hiking… Read more »

Top Five Ways to Peep Like a Local

ibexbuzz: Leaves… people! Peeping at leaves! We Vermonters have a love/hate relationship with leafing season. How can you not be lured in by the nature’s annual show of flamboyance? It’s stone-cold gorgeous. Economically, we’re grateful, of course, for the multi-week tourism boom. It’s just that as a collective of 600,000+ independent spirits, we still have… Read more »

Hiking the PCT for PTSD

This weekend Ibex sponsored hikers, Brett and Lori Stephensen (aka Poppyseed and Pancake) will walk away from their everyday lives and begin an ascent into the Northern Cascades, taking the first of approximately 19,000,000 steps that will constitute their southbound truHike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which spans 2,660 miles between the US borders with… Read more »

Six Hours in Burlington, Vermont: an Ibex Guide

We’re clearly biased, given our Vermont roots, but we’d call Burlington a New England urban gem. With all the things to love in a small city (live music, art galleries, yummy eating, people watching), and plenty of outdoor opportunities, the Queen City makes it easy to fill your dance card with a hearty mix of… Read more »

Joe Mills – Salathe Wall Update (PART 2)

Joe working the Enduro Corner on The Salathe Wall.  PC: James Lucas A week after leaving our homes in Boulder, Chris and I have already put in a 5 day ground-up push on freeing the Salathe Wall on El Capitan. Our original plan was to leave Boulder after work on Friday, but the weather had… Read more »

Joe Mills Takes on The Salathe Wall

We’re gonna need a bigger bag… Running training laps on the Rocky Mountain National Park ultra-classic, The Wasp (13a). Today my partner Chris Barlow and I will be heading out to free climb one of the most iconic chunks of granite in the world, The Salathe Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The… Read more »

Have Kids Will Pedal: A Lesson from the Road Less Travelled

What is the most important lesson we learned?  TRY NEW THINGS!   The idea of cycling along the Andes started as a dream of an active journey in a new country. Before we left, some thought this trip was crazy, and there were many times when we too questioned our ideas. With limited experience biking,… Read more »

Ibex in the Land of Ibex

It is Swiss Quality, yes? The question comes more like an assertion, and I rush to answer. “Actually, American. Ibex.” Who knew my usually low-key sense of patriotism would well up and surprise me? And over a t-shirt, no less.  “It’s wool,” I point out as the questioner invades my space and fingers the fabric…. Read more »

Gravel: The New “It” Road for Cycling

Move over, dirt. Hit the road, pavement. Gravel is all the rage for cycling now. Yes, you thought gravel was just the bouncy part of the road you tolerated en route to some greater majesty, or just the annoyance responsible for the scar in your knee from a childhood biking crash. No longer. Gravel is… Read more »