Top 5 Most Viewed Articles of 2018

From our guide to skiing Japan and experimental 35mm film photography to how to own a micro cabin designed by world famous architects, these stories are what you loved the most

Top 5 Most Viewed Articles of 2018


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As 2018 comes to a close we’re looking back on another banger year for our modest corner of the independent outdoor internet. We continued to grow, both with new contributors and new readers (shout out both!) and celebrated our third anniversary with a site redesign (shout out the redesign!).

From hiking the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc and skiing and participating in Japan’s legendary powder pilgrimage to surfing slurpee waves in Maine, 2018’s stories spanned the globe. Beyond these highlights, the following five articles drew the most pageviews out of all we published this year.

So, dig in if you haven’t already. And if you have, send a link to a friend who may similarly enjoy what we continue to present each and every week. Either way, stay tuned for 2019. We’ve got a lot in store.


5. California’s Iconic Wilderness Captured with Experimental Film Techniques by Photographer Jason Corning

“As long as we’re making photos about how something or someone feels, the world does need them. Maybe try to leave the shutter open for a little while. Maybe try out some double exposures. Just Try. Anything.”


4. Prefab Log Cabins and Saunas From the Ikea of Cabin Design

“The Finnish design and build operation offers 11 high-quality log cabin and sauna kits starting at just $18,000, made with modern updates to ensure they last well longer than traditional log construction.”


3. Japanuary: A First Timer’s Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding on Hokkaido

“To drop some knowledge and set you up with the best chances of having an all-time trip yourself, we've outlines some top tips and key gear selects from our experience. Just remember, even if the snow gods don't deliver every day, Japanese 7-Eleven is worth the flight anyway.”


2. A 5-Day Cross Country Train Trip Documented with an Artful Eye and 35mm Film

“Traveling by train is a strange trick. There's something about the feeling of being in motion that can conjure great creativity..."


1. New Architecture Startup Launches With Prototype Upstate NY Cabin that Embodies the Spirit of Hygge

“A45 is the first prototype of what Klein hopes to mass produce in the near future, with each tiny house design coming from a different influential international architect. This is game changing stuff here, folks.”

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