The Future of Fire

To reduce the intensity of megafires in America, we'd need to treat and burn about 50 to 80 million acres of forest. So, how do we do it? What would it cost? How long would…

Review: Hanchor Marl Backpack

Hanchor is a Taiwan-based cottage gear company that specializes in daypacks, climbing packs, messenger bags, chalk bags, and hiking packs. For nearly two full seasons, a new Hanchor Marl backpack sat in my garage, waiting…

Sue Johnston Is an Ultrarunning Pioneer

When Sue Johnston reached the peak of Mount Isolation on December 26, 2016, she opened a bottle of champagne and quietly celebrated with her husband. There was no entourage or photographers. Johnston, an ultrarunner and…

‘Ode To Muir’ Trailer

This fall, Teton Gravity Research will release their feature film Ode to Muir. It follows snowboarders Elena Hight and Jeremy Jones on a 40-mile human powered expedition through California’s High Sierra.Original Article

Disaster in the Alps

At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018, a group of ten skiers set out from a secluded mountain hut more than 9,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps. Perched on the top of a…

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Is Rob Bishop Becoming an Environmentalist?

Up is down. Black is white. Two plus two equals...five? Hold onto your hats, folks, because Rob Bishop (R.-Utah) is becoming a champion of the environment. On Thursday, the House Natural Resources Committee, which Bishop…

How to Thru-Hike with Your Family

Last month, a family of eight completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. As far as we can tell, they’re the biggest family group to walk the full 2,190 miles. Although it may seem intimidating…