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9 Charts That Perfectly Describe The Outdoor Life

Author: Outdoor Research

January 21, 2020

Brendan Leonard, aka Semi-Rad, knows the world of outdoor adventure sports (he's been writing about climbing, trail running, skiing, etc., for over a decade)—and he enjoys capturing the absurdities of our outdoorsy habits in charts and graphs. Especially when it's funny. So if you need a laugh, check out some of our favorites here, and give him a follow @semi-rad.


Chart of the life of adventure


Chart of excitement about new energy bar flavor


Chart of work vs. skiing


Chart, what we're into—dating app v. real world


chart: mistakes I've made that have been tacos



Chart: Trail running—expectations v. reality


Chart: How to return from a wilderness trip


Chart: How to care for your down jacket


Chart: Going for a run

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