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$20,000 Hidden In A Chest In Utah’s Mountains—The Hunt Is On 

For the third year running, Salt Lake City locals, David Cline and John Maxim, have stuffed a chest full of cash and hidden it somewhere in Utah’s Wasatch mountains. Why? The two friends want to encourage people to get outside, and what better way than a good old-fashioned treasure hunt? [FOX13]

Gearhead Take: Not every adventure outside has to be a big send. We’re happy to see people in nature for any reason, and admire Dave and John for inspiring thousands to explore the mountains in our very own backyard.

The 6 New Barons Of Bears Ears

When it comes to managing huge portions of land, like the 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument, the feds usually take over. Not this time. 5 Native American tribes—Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, and the Pueblo of Zuni—have agreed to jointly manage the monument along with the Bureau of Land Management. Each member will get a say on how the land should be used when it comes to recreation, protection, and resource management. [Independent]  

17-Minutes Of The Best Women Mountain Bikers Shredding

A few weeks ago the world’s best women freeride mountain bikers lined up at the legendary red-rock course in Virgin, Utah to compete in the third Red Bull Formation. We won’t spoil who won, but if you missed the spin-off and sends from these gnarly riders you can catch all the highlights here.

Black Surfers Gather For “A Great Day In The Stoke”

Nathan Fluellen, founder “A Great Day in the Stoke”, says that the ocean is for everybody. The event is an effort to highlight Black surfers and surfing history, who have historically been underrepresented in the traditionally White-dominated sport. “A Great Day in the Stoke” could become the largest gathering of Black surfers in the world, and will feature a competition, yoga, and free surf lessons. [CNN]

Climbing—Good For…Everything

Everyone knows that climbing is a physically demanding sport. Strength, flexibility, and dexterity are all required to scale a wall, but did you know there are many other benefits to the high-reaching activity? CNN claims you get more out of climbing than just the buff stuff. The sport also boosts communication skills, improves memory, enhances trust, builds community, and fights off depression to name a few extra benefits.

Gearhead Take: With health benefits galore and options for both inside and outside days, it’s no surprise that climbing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. If you’re looking to chalk up, just chat up a Gearhead to get the inside scoop on what you’ll need to start climbing.