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 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.
Outdoors

What to Know About Hawaii’s National Parks

Next time you're in Hawaii, take some time out to enjoy the natural beauty of the state's national parks.
Outdoors

A Beginner’s Guide to Bikepacking: How to Roll and Where to Go

Bikepacking is a great choice for individuals, families, and groups that want to cover greater distances than they could on foot.
Outdoors

The Incredible Cost of Climbing Mount Everest, the World’s Highest Mountain

We interviewed mountaineer Alan Arnette and guide Garrett Madison to find out just what it takes to summit Mount Everest and how it feels to reach the top of the world.
Travel

Travel Essentials Checklist: What to Bring on Any Trip

Here are our travel essentials, whether we're embarking on a weekend road trip or navigating to a new international destination.