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The Worst Thing About Environmentalists

Of all the threats that our environment faces, one of the most insidious is voter complacency. According to the Environmental Voter Project (EVP), around 15 million “super environmentalists”—which the group defines as those citizens who…

The Never-Ending Drought Story

Long-term drought doesn’t engender snappy headlines, but it’s one of the most damaging, stressful, and dangerous weather disasters we deal with. You can escape rising water and prepare for hurricane-force winds, but there’s little you…

Tackling the 7,000-Mile Great Western Loop

Thank her or blame her, Cheryl Strayed and her mega-popular book Wild have turned thru-hiking into a mainstream national pastime, with trails like the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Continental Divide getting exponentially more popular—and crowded.…

Emily Erickson Is Surfing’s Next Legend

Waimea Bay, along Oahu’s fabled North Shore, is one of the most famous beaches in the world. In the summer, it’s an impossibly picturesque bay—its calm waters attracting flocks of beachgoers and snorkelers. It’s also…

Don’t Drink and Ski

The poseurs are day drinking. My son and I are standing in the gondola line at Jackson, waiting for patrol to finish avalanche control so the lifts can start spinning and we can reap another…

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Hikers: Stop Hating on Hunters

It’s tempting for those of us who love the outdoors to think of ourselves as belonging to one of two groups. There’s my own crew of sportsmen and women, known as the hook and bullet…