Burnout

Maybe you saw the fire coming, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you were ready for it, maybe you weren’t. Maybe you did everything right. Maybe not. Maybe you just lost everything. Maybe that’s not even the…

Less Tweeting, More Doing

When words failed him, George Orwell stopped writing and took a bullet in the neck. As an essayist in the 1930s, Orwell tried to motivate Great Britain to fight fascism in Spain so the world…

Review: Osprey Exos and Eja Backpacks

For two weeks in June and July, I wore the new Osprey Exos backpack while guiding overnight trips in Rocky Mountain National Park. To accommodate a guide-sized kit and a full-size bear canister (which I…

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On the Hunt for Uranium in Bears Ears

At the west end of the canyon country formerly designated as Bears Ears National Monument, a 1,000-foot sandstone spire known as Jacob’s Chair stands over the desert floor like a pistol pointed at the sky.…

How to Fund Your Adventure

Funding your dream trip—or any trip, for that matter—can be expensive. Flights, food, gear, and lodging add up quickly. But if you know where to look and are willing to put in some effort, your…

The GOP Has Turned Its Back on Conservation

It’s hard to believe in 2018—when every day brings news of a fresh attempt by the Trump administration to roll back environmental protections—that the Republican Party has a deep tradition of environmental stewardship. Ulysses S.…