Clay Abney

Clay Abney

Clay Abney is a PR guru and freelance writer living in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, where he spends his days trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and working when the mood strikes. At 48 (the new 28), he still competes in multi-day adventure races, loves abusing gear, and traveling to remote off the grid locations around the globe.

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What It Takes to Compete in the World’s Toughest Rowing Race

Three hours on, three hours off ... until you've crossed the Atlantic.
Travel

Colorado Beyond the Snow: 10 Things to Do Once Ski Season Is Over

Colorado is more than just mountains upon mountains of snow.
Outdoors

How to Embrace the Winter, According to Eric Larsen

We’ve enlisted the professional help of the polar adventurer and expedition guide to give us tips on thriving as the temperature plummets outside.
Outdoors

6 Best U.S. National Parks to Visit in the Winter

Smaller crowds at some of the more popular parks are just one of the benefits.
Culture

What Every Guy Needs to Know About Testicular Cancer

Whatever you call them — testicles, balls, nuts, cojones, family jewels, gonads — it’s important for men to educate ourselves about the facts of this male-only affliction.
Outdoors

Jake Burton Carpenter, Founder of Burton Snowboards, Passes Away at Age 65

This season, we'll gladly take a few (or a hundred plus) laps in his honor.