Stories

Chris Brinlee, Jr. is a contributor for numerous editorial outlets, brand journals, and online blogs. This is a collection of his stories.

 
 


The Hardest Hike In America? We Backpack The Sierra High Route

Stretching 200 miles through the Sierra Nevada, most of the High Route is off-trail, posing challenges both physical and mental as you attempt to navigate dangerous, unmarked terrain. It took us two solid weeks. Worth it? Well, at least the photos came out good.

///Gizmodo

 

Exploring Santa Cruz Island

Twenty miles off the coast of Ventura lies Santa Cruz Island — a remote mecca for adventure. We spent a weekend exploring it. Here’s how you can too.

///Gizmodo

 

Soaring Over Big Sur On A Paraglider

With its golden hills, lush green forests, and turquoise-colored ocean, Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places you can visit, but it looks even better from above — while paragliding.

///Gizmodo

 

So You Want to Become a Mountaineer?

According to Hemingway, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” I just learned that last one. Here’s how you can too.

///Gizmodo

 

Six Months After The Earthquake, Nepal Is Open For Adventure

Nepal is home to the best climbing, trekking and mountaineering on earth. But, earlier this year, it also had a massive earthquake, an avalanche on Everest and is right now subject to a “blockade” by its neighbor India. Can you still visit? Surprisingly, now may be the best time ever.

///Gizmodo

 

How To Backpack Alberta's Most Scenic Trail

Alberta’s Skyline Trail is popular for a reason. It offers stunning alpine scenery, exciting hiking, and it’s easy to access. We spent two days trekking it; here’s everything you need to know to tackle it yourself.

///Gizmodo

 

Three Adventures You Can Have in Alberta, Without the Crowds

All the beauty, all the adventure, none of the tourists

///Outside

 

"Mayday, Mayday, Mayday," Lost At Sea In Folding Kayaks

What it's like to call for help on the open ocean

///Outside

 

Three Adventures off the Coast of Los Angeles for $150 or Less

Visiting Catalina Island is cheap, easy, and epic

///Outside

 

A Beginner's Guide to the Epic Climbing in Boulder

Visiting the Colorado outdoor mecca and want to hone your climbing skills? Here's where to start.

///Outside

 

Looking to Explore One of the Last Wild Places? Visit Greenland

Everything you need to know to plan the ultimate bucket-list escape

///Outside

 
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The Importance of Getting Out There

In an epic, two-part post, Huckberry Ambassador Chris Brinlee Jr. reflects on a kayaking trip down the Rio Grande, and the joys of getting out into the backcountry

/// Huckberry

 
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How to Conquer the mountains of Your Life

An explorer's guide to making the most out of New Year Resolutions.

/// Medium

 

The Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing

Climbing is one of those sports that can seem way out of reach for newcomers. But it doesn't have to be.

/// Indefinitely Wild

 

An Everyman's Guide to Planning Epic Adventure

How to start from scratch and expand your horizons.

/// Indefinitely Wild

 
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How to Live Out of Your Car

Professional vehicle dwellers share their tips for making the most out of life on the road.

/// Indefinitely Wild

 

One Week Adventure: The Alps

A week's worth of climbing adventures around Chamonix, near the French & Italian Alps

 
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Finding Moments of Stillness

Huckberry Ambassador Chris Brinlee Jr. learns a thing or two about self-reflection while kayaking in Eastern Greenland.

/// Huckberry

 

One Week Adventure: Eastern Greenland

A One-Week Itinerary for Those Itching to Travel Into Parts Unknown

/// Red Bulletin

 
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Quelling the Skeptics

Battling uncertainty in the remote reaches of Eastern Greenland

/// Oru Kayak

 

With Light on Our Side

40 Hours of Alaskan Freedom

/// Cotopaxi