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Dan Scott
Dan Scott

Dan Scott

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Dan's love of the outdoors and curiosity about the processes that shape landscapes drive him to spend his time in the wilderness. As a scientist who studies rivers, Dan's research takes him pretty much anywhere water flows, from torrents running through deep slot canyons in the Spanish Pyrenees to wide, wood-filled floodplains in the Olympic Mountains of Washington. Growing up in the Washington Cascades, Dan was raised learning to safely traverse mountainous landscapes. After earning a PhD in Geosciences from Colorado State University, Dan moved back home to Washington to continue his research on how rivers work and how we can manage them sustainably. When his work doesn't push him into the mountains or down rivers, he spends time canyoneering, climbing, biking, skiing, and packrafting.

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Best Water Shoes of 2023

After combing through 60 of the best water shoes on the market, we purchased and rigorously tested the top 13 to find...
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Best Daypacks of 2023

Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. Here we've done...
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How to Choose Water Shoes

Water sports are tough on feet and footwear. We provide the key information you need to understand water shoes and...
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Astral Loyak Review

With a snug, sock-like fit and superb traction on wet rock, all at a bargain price, the Astral Loyaks won us over for...
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Astral TR1 Junction Review

With a super comfortable and adjustable design and an excellent balance of proprioception and foot protection, Astral...
NRS Vibe Review

NRS Vibe Review

A great kayaking shoe that also performs well on land, but doesn't quite match other competitors in terms of warmth or...
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Astral Hiyak Review

This cross between a bootie and a shoe is a durable, sticky, kayaking-oriented water shoe. It is a great compromise...
Osprey Archeon 25 Review

Osprey Archeon 25 Review

With an unfortunate blend of urban and mountain features, this pack is both too heavy for most hiking uses and not...
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