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Garrett Grove
Sew-cial Distancing

Making face masks in the time of COVID-19: when “breathable face fabric” takes on a whole new meaning.

Patagonia
5 min Read
What Are Public Lands Good For?

Our public lands have tremendous value beyond the extractive. Here's a refresh on why they're worth protecting.

Jeff McElroy
4 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Paddling in the Shadow of a Mine

Photo Essay: The Medicines of Wanderlust

Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate
2 min Read
The Environmental Irony of Surfing

Dave Rastovich and Greg Long log in and discuss the current state of surfing, it’s cultural and ecological impacts, and where it’s headed.

Morgan Williamson
19 min Read
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You

BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride wherever we want.

Michael Ferrentino
6 min Read
Ghosts

What We Fish for When We Fish for Carp

Steve Duda
7 min Read
Coming Home

For three women of color in Wyoming, going into the mountains isn’t about representation—it’s about reclaiming their power, together.

Emilé Zynobia
7 min Read
What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System

In 2008, two little-known farmers, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer, decided to embrace the principles of permaculture. A decade later, the success and lessons of Bec Hellouin Farm spark a movement in Europe.

Lionel Astruc
5 min Read
Down from the Mountains

A French mountain guide’s move to become a permaculture farmer.

Josefine Ås
4 min Read
It's All Home Water: The People’s River

How Casper reimagined the North Platte.

Dave Zoby
12 min Read
Red Lake, Green Future

The case for Indigenous-led land management.

Nick Martin
10 min Read
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” —Rachel Carson.

Senator Tom Udall
5 min Read
Bound for Dory

A colorful tradition of building and running Grand Canyon dory boats is passed to the next generation.

Jeff McElroy
9 min Read
Amidst the Mustard

Battling invasive species through better trailbuilding.

Dillon Osleger
5 min Read
The Guide of the Marshes

Returning endangered species to the wetlands of Argentina is good for humans, too.

Beth Wald
3 min Read
Road Trip to an Unfamiliar Place

A climber interviews five women on a climbing trip to Bishop and Las Vegas.

Brittany Leavitt
23 min Read
Into the Deep End

Meet Annie Reickert, the 18-year-old Maui charger Paige Alms is mentoring in the Jaws lineup and beyond.

Matt Skenazy
4 min Read
Working Through It

Some farmers, anglers and chefs are providing food for their communities during the time of COVID-19.

Jeff McElroy
11 min Read
Net Positive

How discarded plastic fishing nets found their way into our hat brims.

Adam Skolnick
3 min Read
From Assignment to Ally

A photographer learns what it means to be an ally while on assignment on Gwich’in lands.

7 min Read
A Pedal Through the Prairie

A bikepacking expedition inspired by one of North America’s most iconic landscapes, and the American Prairie Reserve’s audacious effort to restore it.

Joel Caldwell
15 min Read
The Threshold

To save our home planet we must fall in love with it. What’s holding us back?

Alejandra Oliva
7 min Read
The Revolution Will Not Be Muted

“This whole process of virtual public hearings during a global crisis is an injustice to my community.”

Mădălina Preda
9 min Read
How to Interview Your Dad

And why you should do it now.

Kyle Thiermann
7 min Read
The Unridden

If you don’t get what you came for, be sure to enjoy the ride.

Kosuke Fujikura
4 min Read
Sunnyside Up

Last November, Fitz Caldwell (age 6) finished his first multipitch climb, Sunnyside Bench in Yosemite National Park. He did it with his dad, Tommy.

Tommy Caldwell
3 min Read
Running to the Bottom of the World

Exploring South America’s public lands on foot.

Felipe Cancino
6 min Read
First Photo: Mount Whitney

A Sierra trip with good light and only one case of altitude sickness.

Kyle Sparks
9 min Read
Heating With a Match

Building a house to withstand winter.

Sue Halpern
3 min Read
Trying Adds Up

After years of dreaming, Nick Russell and Christian Pondella complete a clean descent on Mount Morrison in the Eastern Sierra.

Nick Russell
6 min Read
Rebels in the Dirt

Young farmers learn what it means to do essential work during a global crisis.

Johnie Gall
9 min Read
On Trail and Off the Map

In Coyhaique, Chile, the ghosts of resource extraction may offer a path toward a new recreation-based future.

Max Wittenberg
6 min Read
Feeling the River All Around

River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.

Brett Tallman
4 min Read
A World Without Salmon

The fish’s struggle for survival is a fight not only for itself but for the health of the planet. An excerpt from Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate.

Mark Kurlansky
5 min Read
Frequently Asked Questions: Living in a Van on the Road with Kids

Three moms share the details.

Lydia Zamorano
12 min Read
Adventures in Motherhood

Jasmin Caton worried having twins might slow down her life in the mountains. Then she remembered what her parents did with her.

Jasmin Caton
4 min Read
Honorary Haenyeo

Kimi Werner takes a journey to Jeju Island for lessons in motherhood, culture, diving and providing from South Korea’s “women of the sea” aka the haenyeo.

Archana Ram
8 min Read
Self-Isolation, Learned from a Life at Sea

Captain Liz Clark’s been self-isolating aboard her sailboat Swell since 2005; here she provides her experiences and insight for navigating isolation during a pandemic.

Liz Clark
5 min Read
New Roads in the Ancient Kingdom of Zanskar

Perched in the Himalaya and once accessible only by trail, India’s Zanskar region has remained largely free of Western influences for over 2,000 years. That could all change as a new highway brings a wave of instant globalization.

Mary McIntyre
4 min Read
So, You Want to Be a Regenerative Hemp Farmer?

A bona fide American hemp farmer/entrepreneur shares his stash.

Doug Fine
11 min Read
Finding My Voice

How Belinda Baggs went from an ‘armchair’ activist to the front lines.

Janna Irons
3 min Read
What You Can Do From Home

Ways you can keep up the fight for our planet, and feel less alone.

Mădălina Preda
4 min Read
Earth Day Goes Digital

As the world grapples with the effects of the pandemic, climate activists continue to fight for our future.

Lisset Fun
7 min Read
What Do the Winds Bring?

After surviving calamity in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, a few skiers return to COVID-19.

Kieran Brownie
10 min Read
What Comes Next

Rolando Garibotti looks back at a lifetime spent in Patagonia and forward to the generation following in his footsteps.

Rolando Garibotti
4 min Read
Exactly Where You Are Supposed To Be

Tommy Caldwell's first trip to Patagonia

Tommy Caldwell
3 min Read
SOLO

Colin Haley on the experience of soloing the Supercanaleta

Colin Haley
4 min Read
Six Years Seven Summits

Kate Rutherford Remembers the North Pillar of Fitz Roy

Kate Rutherford
3 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green

Photo Essay: Waiting for the Wild on Oregon’s North Coast

Steve Duda
2 min Read
Not Your Average Surf Comp

Welcome to Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem.

Gabriela Aoun
3 min Read
The Process and the Reward

Greg Long, Al Mackinnon and Pete Geall’s dusty search for uncrowded perfection at Location Redacted.

Pete Geall
6 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead

Feature: Squeaky Wheels, Wild Fish and Carrot Sticks

Steve Duda
10 min Read
A Farm Grows In the Jungle

The path to more fruitful farming.

Birgit Cameron
4 min Read
The “Father of Recycling” Has a Message For You

Donald Sanderson launched the country’s first mandatory curbside recycling program in Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1980. The recycling landscape has since changed. A lot. Is it still worthwhile?

Erin Grace Scottberg
6 min Read
Right Where I Belong

“That comfort, the ability to feel like you’re not stepping outside of some boundary; It’s not like, ‘Do I belong here?’ No, this is where I’m supposed to be.”

Eric Arce
9 min Read
The Most Obvious Line

Luke Nelson's FKT on the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup.

Luke Nelson
5 min Read
Power Shift on the Columbia

After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.

Jim Norton
7 min Read
The Great Cotton Experiment

This is a test to grow our clothes differently.

Rachel G. Horn
2 min Read
From the Ground Up

For this climber, good food is activism.

Kate Rutherford
5 min Read
Free Baby Returned

Guri Bigham has been a free spirit from an early age.

Bonnie Tsui
3 min Read
Gardening Corals before They Are Gone

With oceans getting warmer and more acidic, a group of divers are planting baby corals to restore the dying coral reefs.

Morgan Sjogren
6 min Read
The Migration of Songs: Thoughts from a Birder

Welcoming Back the ‘Welcoming Noise’ Near the Arctic Circle

Håkan Stenlund
7 min Read
Trees Do Better Standing Up

Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.

Brendan Jones
11 min Read
Fire Up the Test Tank

There’s nothing more important than having waves a few minutes away.

Malcolm Johnson
3 min Read
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