The Eastern Sierra is one of the more remote and dramatic wilderness areas in California, and driving Highway 395 from Bridgeport to Bishop is a 90-mile-long gateway to adventure. Tall mountains tower…

Weathering the Run // REI Uncommon Path

Marathon Monday four years ago, I sat in a yellow school bus looking out a foggy window. Runners in bright rain gear lined up to board for the hour-long ride to the start…

The Wine World is About to Get a Big Shake-up // Outside Online

When Tom Gamble’s grandfather arrived in Napa Valley, California, in 1916, wine grapes did not seem like the best crop for a new farmer—lawmakers were discussing Prohibition at the time. So Gamble’s grandfather…

Canned Wine Has Arrived. Here Are Our Favorites. // Outside Online

Nothing halts an outdoor celebration like a broken bottle. While craft beer has been enjoying an abundance of options in cans over the past 20 years, until recently, those who preferred canned wine…

Stormy Weather // Adventure Journal

The night before we were scheduled to start a long cross-country backpacking trip in the High Sierra, my hiking partner, whom I’ll call Marci, offered me a way out.          “Do you want…

Scott Jurek is Attempting an FKT on the AT, Again // Outside

Scott Jurek is going for the Appalachian Trail speed record—again. In 2015, Jurek broke Jennifer Pharr Davis’s northbound record by 3 hours and 13 minutes. But his time of 46 days, 8 hours,…

Running the Isle // Patagonia The Cleanest Line

From a distance, Isle Royale looks foreboding to travelers. Boreal forest juts up from dark volcanic lakeshore cliffs—the rock near-vertical and the taiga as thick as the morning fog. Also known by its…

8 small towns to visit this summer in California // San Francisco Chronicle

Read the published story online at the San Francisco Chronicle 1. June Lake (population 390) With stunning craggy peaks, alpine lakes and plenty of outdoor adventure all within a few miles, there is…

The Long Run // Outside

After losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, one writer reflects on her relationship with grief and running—and the connections between the two Read the essay online at Outside.  As my sisters and I…

Writer John Branch on Death in the Backcountry // Adventure Journal

John Branch was working as a manager at Costco when his wife suggested that he go to journalism school. He liked Costco, and says he’d work there again if he needed a job,…

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