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Men's Journal

March/April 2021
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Geared toward the modern, adventurous man, Men's Journal magazine is for guys who enjoy their leisure time and want to get the most out of it. From health and fitness to sports and travel, each month Men's Journal has it covered.

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United States
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English
Editor:
A360 Media, LLC
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Monthly
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2 min.
letter from the editor

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Or, rather, what’s the riskiest thing you’ve ever attempted? For me it was taking a $400,000 Porsche Carrera GT up to 270 KPH on the Autobahn outside Munich. Or maybe it was the time I went bungee jumping at that derelict roadside outpost in Thailand. (Me: “Why is the pool under the crane empty?” Thai guy: “Won’t help you anyway.”) In any case, nothing on my list comes close to the gut-check insanity renowned kayaker Chris Korbulic does on a regular basis. That’s him on the next page, Peter-Panning over a 45-foot waterfall at Agnes Creek in Washington…and the guy has 100 first descents to his name. For something slightly less dangerous and almost as thrilling, check out your bikepacking and packrafting options in…

2 min.
the king of first descents

WHEN THE PANDEMIC gutted last year’s global expedition plans, I looked to my Pacific Northwest backyard for inspiration. In Washington’s wild North Cascade Range I wanted to find a section of river that had never been paddled. Examining maps and satellite imagery I noticed myriad trails crisscrossing the range, opening access to countless rarely accessed stretches of river. Twice I hiked with my kayak to scout a series of promising falls at a place called Agnes Creek just off the Pacific Crest Trail. But water levels were never right. On the third try everything finally came together. From the banks of an unnamed 45-foot waterfall, I spent three hours studying the drop, reviewing everything I’d learned from more than 100 first descents of falls around the world. By the time I…

1 min.
you first?

OWYHEE: With more than 300 miles of boatable river, the Owyhee flows through vertical rock walls in the lightly trafficked high desert where southeast Oregon meets Idaho. LAUNCH: Rome, Oregon. Or level up to whitewater by launching at BLM’s Three Forks Recreation Site. OUTFITTERS: River Drifters ST. CROIX: One of the original eight rivers protected under the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Minnesota-Wisconsin border river is relatively accessible from the Twin Cities. It’s renowned for wildlife and great riverside campsites before its terminus at the Mississippi River. LAUNCH: Taylors Falls, Minnesota OUTFITTER: Wild River Outfitters RIO GRANDE: This wetland corridor cuts through desolate hunks of New Mexico and Texas. The Wild and Scenic Lower Canyons of Big Bend National Park offer high payoff with 80-plus miles of remote and infrequently run canyon. LAUNCH: Terlingua, Texas OUTFITTER:…

1 min.
overland outfitters pop up

Cypress Overland San Francisco California’s coastline, sequoias and Sierra summits are more accessible in trickedout conversions rented by this Bay Area outfitter. All are rigged with rooftop tents, but beyond that, each is unique. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon includes an electric Engel fridge and kitchen that slides out of the back for easy camp meals. Or the Toyota Tacoma and its Go Fast camper offer voluminous gear storage. Asheville Vehicle Outfitters Fletcher, NC Specializing in off-road vehicle modifications, AVO rents a Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport fitted with an Alu-Cab camper that includes a roof tent, fullsize mattress, shade canopy and 12-volt fridge. Solar panels supply power while parked. A 13-gallon water tank supports extended adventures and suspension upgrades deliver comfort on dirt roads, like the byways around Linville Gorge where ridgetop campsites offer views across…

1 min.
why remove a dam?

“FOR THE YUROK people, the fight for dam removal is more than an environmental issue—it is a fight for our very existence,” says Yurok Tribe Vice Chairman Frankie Myers, at the forefront of the Klamath River dams removal fight since 2002. The coalition that lobbied to remove the dams included local tribes, Trout Unlimited, California Trout, tourism interests and the states of California and Oregon. Even power company PacifiCorp wants the four obsolete dams removed, as they contribute only 2% of their power supply and can’t be relicensed without hundreds of millions of dollars of upgrades. The Klamath dams are part of a trend of dams coming down around the United States—90 were removed last year alone. In addition to impeding migration of native fish, researchers are learning rotting vegetation and other problems…

1 min.
barn to bottle

Desert Door Texas Sotol Original Produced from an agave-ish flowering shrub, sotol may not be as familiar as its tequila and mescal cousins, but it’s just as much a part of warm climes and traditional desert drinking. Distilled from wild-harvested West Texas flora, Desert Door sotol has a minerality that suggests a meeting of gin and tequila, but a finish as unique as the Texas Hill Country where it’s made. $40 Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey With Bighorn Basin roots this premium bourbon uses corn, wheat and malted barley from local farms. The sine qua non is high-pH water from a nearby limestone aquifer, lending texture and taste that’s earned Wyoming Whiskey awards and comparisons to elite Kentucky brands. $45 Gray Whale Gin The lineup of botanicals in this stylish bottle sounds like a…