Wearing Makeup Doesn’t Make You Less Outdoorsy

Plus, outdoor recreation offices are popping up everywhere

Good morning, everyone! Sorry for missing last week’s send. I got super sick over Thanksgiving and it took all of my energy to get out of bed and get some work done. But I’m back with an extra long reading list this week.

What I’m reading

The 2020 LGBTQ+ Ski Guide: Which mega-pass to buy to make the most of this season and more. [Mile Griffis for Outside]

A Welcome Funding Source for College Athletics: Women Investing in Women’s Sports: As the 50th anniversary of Title IX approaches, former female athletes are donating millions to build facilities and endow scholarships and coaching positions at their alma maters. [Jeré Longman for The New York Times]

Inside Emily Harrington’s Scary Fall on El Capitan: What could have been a fatal fall is just a stepping stone on Harrington's path to become the first woman to free climb one of El Cap's hardest routes in a day. [Grayson Schaffer for Outside]

How Hipcamp Became the Airbnb of the Outdoors: Can a startup save the wilderness by disrupting it? [Anna Wiener for The New Yorker]

Wearing Makeup Doesn’t Make You Less Outdoorsy: “Should you ever feel self-conscious about pulling out your travel-size goose-down pillow, remember: if you don’t see the role model, you are the role model. By being yourself, you’re building space for the other people who feel like you—and even for the people who don't.” [Blair Braverman for Outside]

Barbara Hillary, 88, Trailblazer on Top (and Bottom) of the World, Dies: A retired nurse, she was the first black woman to reach both poles, doing so in her 70s after deciding that she wanted a little adventure in her life. [Katharine Q. Seelye for The New York Times]

Outdoor Recreation Offices Are Popping Up Everywhere: Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports. [Heather Hansman for Outside]

Carissa Moore Wins WSL Women’s World Title: Stephanie Gilmore wins Lululemon Maui Pro after two pumping days at Honolua Bay. [Matt Pruett for Surfline]

A New Film Shows Lindsey Vonn Like We’ve Never Seen: Vulnerable: The filmmakers behind HBO’s ‘Linsey Vonn: The Final Season’ had to deal with a sudden plot change while documenting the legendary skier’s quest for a coveted record before her retirement, but ended up with an even more interesting story. [Peter Vigneron for Outside]

Last but not least