Highlights

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…

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…

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…

Ski communities are getting ‘crunched on all sides’ // Adventure Journal & High Country News

Mammoth Mountain closed on a stormy day in mid-March last season, but this time it was not a weather-hold. Chairlifts stopped spinning and skiers went home. Though she didn’t know it yet, Rachel…

A Dose of the Outdoors // REI Co-op Journal

New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on…

How One Trail Runner Helps the NPS Study Wildlife // REI Co-op Journal

Keith Boden suits up in a lightweight long sleeve shirt, pants, and hiking boots. In his pack, he carries food and water and camera equipment, which can sometimes weigh up to 40 pounds….

VANISHED // Climbing Magazine

The first snowfall of the year is usually a beautiful and joyous celebration in the small ski town of Mammoth Lakes in California’s Eastern Sierra, but the early October snow was disheartening for…

What Happens After Countries Finally Start Sending Women to the Olympics // VICE Sports

Has the growing female participation in the Olympics from countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei had a meaningful impact at home, or it is just a gesture for a global audience? Sarah Attar…

Why The Mile is Dead (and Worth Saving) // Outside Online

Rounding the bend to the final straightaway of the 1964 Compton Relays, Jim Ryun’s arms pumped. He felt no pain as he kicked the home straight. When Ryun crossed the finish line in eighth…

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