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Steal the Thunder

On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, you hear it again and again: “There will never be another Hermis Tall.” Hermis was the greatest Indian relay rider of his generation, a natural horseman…

‘Campfire Stories’: Jeff Provenzano

In this chapter of Red Bull’s Campfire Stories, Jeff Provenzano narrates a wingsuit flight that resulted in a $5,000 helicopter-rescue bill. The lesson here? Always buy the $20 insurance.Original Article

The Black Hills Are Beckoning

In its ongoing series with the U.S. Forest Service, More Than Just Parks is profiling iconic landscapes from America’s national forests. Black Hills features the granite spires and rolling slopes of evergreens in South Dakota.Original…

Why the World Needs Barry Lopez

I was on Skype with Barry Lopez, legendary scribe of the natural world, when the ravens interrupted. As cawing sang through my computer, I pictured dark wings skimming Lopez’s home in the Oregon rainforest, where…

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How Joe McConaughy Set an AT Speed Record

On July 17, 2017, thru-hiker Joe McConaughy set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to claim the fastest known time for a self-supported traverse of the Appalachian Trail. Stringbean, from the filmmakers atPilot Field, documents his…

Backcountry Dinner Recipe: Peanut Noodles

Backcountry meals should generally stay in the backcountry. They may taste great after a hard day of hiking, but that’s mostly because hunger is the best seasoning. At home, they’d be a flop. This peanut-noodle…