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The Under Solen Team
Especially with snow… we couldn’t have asked for a better kick off to Winter Outdoor Retailer. Now here we go!
This week is a crazy combination of social media presentations and Outdoor Retailer for us… Over the weekend we got to check out the fine city of Boise. Nice people + good skiing + an amazing breakfast join = a pretty great place to visit.
But while the rest of the world hunkered down and celebrated MLK day today, we parked it at Big City Coffee and prepped for the rest of the week. Fortunately good coffee and a bowl full of fruit and granola can take you far, so if you’re in Boise, be sure to check out this hopping joint, complete with over-sized baked goods and a fast wifi connection. We give it a great big Under Solen recommendation!
Oregon's Mount Hood Photo © John McAnulty
As we launch into 2010, many of us are planning new adventures in wild places across America. Before we get too far into the new year, here at Under Solen, we are taking a quick moment to be thankful for last year’s conservation victories that protected these places.
In 2009, Congress passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. In total, the landmark legislation designated 2 million acres of Wilderness, 1,100 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and closed the 1.2-million-acre Wyoming Range to new oil and gas development. One of the big driving forces behind this victory was the outdoor industry.
Of the projects in the legislation, 13 were supported by grants from The Conservation Alliance — a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. Their goal: to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Well, good on them, because last year was a huge success! Check out specific projects on on their website.
We’re stoked to play hard in these newly protected places and work even harder to keep the conservation victories coming in 2010!
We’re in high winter gear here at Under Solen HQ and so our eyes are ever intrigued by anything that features one of our favorite seasons. We can’t embed it here, but you absolutely must go and check out this time lapse video of the northern lights, documented over the Ringebu Fjell in Norway, part of the super cool project The World At Night.
Do you have any fantastic winter sky pictures? We want to see them! Leave the link to your photo in the comments below.
[Via: Boing Boing]
Happy Holidays from Emily and Anna, and thanks to everyone for all of the fabulous support in this crazy and exciting venture of ours!