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Garrett Grove
A Letter from Yvon Chouinard
A Letter from Yvon Chouinard
A Letter from Yvon Chouinard
Yvon Chouinard

Earth is now our only shareholder.

2 min Read
Managed, Maintained, Manufactured
manon carpenter mountain biking uk
Managed, Maintained, Manufactured
Manon Carpenter

A mountain biker examines the true story behind the UK’s “natural" landscapes.

6 min Read
Smith Rock Is Animal Village
Smith Rock Is Animal Village
Smith Rock Is Animal Village
Len Necefer & Tara Kerzhner

Elder Wilson Wewa tells the creation story of Animal Village. Tara Kerzhner and Len Necefer consider how these stories can reshape stewardship.

16 min Read
The Maestro
The Maestro
The Maestro
Sofía Arredondo

An ode to Raúl Revilla Quiroz, one of the fathers of Mexican rock climbing.

10 min Read
Queering Climb Mentorship
Queering Climb Mentorship
Queering Climb Mentorship
Lor Sabourin & Madaleine Sorkin

A conversation between Lor Sabourin and Madaleine Sorkin.

13 min Read
Not Just Good Surfers, Good People
Not Just Good Surfers, Good People
Not Just Good Surfers, Good People
Cash Lambert

There’s more to life than three-to-the-beach, surf contest results and a clean cutback.

6 min Read
Chasing Charlie
Chasing Charlie
Chasing Charlie
Kennan Harvey

Charlie Fowler was a world-class alpinist; what did he find out in Colorado’s Wild, Wild West climbing area that kept him coming back?

8 min Read
Sowing Change
Sowing Change
Sowing Change
Juliana García

Francisco “Pacho” Gangotena and his wife opted to challenge the way farming was done in their region and are instead going back to the roots of ancient agriculture.

6 min Read
Point Break Medicine
Point Break Medicine
Point Break Medicine
Todd Prodanovich

An exchange of waves and Indigenous cultural practices on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

9 min Read
Ultralight Foolishness
Ultralight Foolishness
Ultralight Foolishness
Will Cadham

Delusional optimism and alpine immersion in British Columbia’s South Chilcotin Mountains.

9 min Read
Prayer Run for Oak Flat
Prayer Run for Oak Flat
Prayer Run for Oak Flat

Reflections on the 2022 Oak Flat Prayer Run, a gathering and a protest of a planned copper mine that could destroy this sacred site.

9 min Read
Puerto Rico No Se Vende
Puerto Rico No Se Vende
Puerto Rico No Se Vende
Gabriela Aoun

Five years after Hurricane Maria, coastal land in Puerto Rico is being sold and developed at a dizzying pace. Puerto Ricans are taking the conservation fight into their own hands.

8 min Read
Roscoe’s Last Ride
Roscoe’s Last Ride
Roscoe’s Last Ride
Lacy Kemp

Grappling with her aging trail dog’s declining health, a mountain biker decides to give her furry best friend one last dose of singletrack.

7 min Read
Too Far, Too High
Too Far, Too High
Too Far, Too High
Tad McCrea

On an intergenerational new routing trip in the Sierra, Tad McCrea asks, what if your best adventure is the one you’re already on?

7 min Read
Supreme Negligence
Supreme Negligence
Supreme Negligence
Amy Westervelt

This morning’s least-bad, bad ruling on climate, and some options President Biden still has.

5 min Read
In Relation to All Things
In Relation to All Things
In Relation to All Things
Alexandera Houchin

In learning her ancestral language, one mountain biker finds a different way to relate to the world, herself and her community—and ride her bike.

6 min Read
Water Is Common Ground
Water Is Common Ground
Water Is Common Ground
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Building community deep in the heart of Texas.

12 min Read
From Stone to Wood
From Stone to Wood
From Stone to Wood
Manuela Schirra and Fabrizio Giraldi

Reforesting in the heart of Europe.

5 min Read
Cow Skull Hill
Cow Skull Hill
Cow Skull Hill
Erin Spaulding

The toughest fish you’ll ever catch could knock a few minutes off your finish time at Flyathlon, a backcountry race in Colorado that combines trail running and fly fishing.

10 min Read
Freedom through Fabric
Freedom through Fabric
Freedom through Fabric
Archana Ram

Why a symbol of Indian self-reliance is vital again.

6 min Read
The Collective Solution
The Collective Solution
The Collective Solution
Andrew O’Reilly

A former city kid finds answers and empowerment in nature.

4 min Read
Return from That Other Place
Return from That Other Place
Return from That Other Place
Ben Herndon

Paddling Salish and Nimiipuu homewaters, once again.

12 min Read
The Art of Letting Go
The Art of Letting Go
The Art of Letting Go
Steve Schmidt

Updating catch and release.

7 min Read
Running Out of North
Running Out of North
Running Out of North
Dylan Tomine

An excerpt from Dylan Tomine’s Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession, and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman proves he was born to fish and born to write.

4 min Read
Cleaning Up Chile’s Coast
Cleaning Up Chile’s Coast
Cleaning Up Chile’s Coast
Andrew O’Reilly

The South Pacific has a plastic problem. He had a truck.

5 min Read
The Forever Chemicals
The Forever Chemicals
The Forever Chemicals
Beth Schiller

This story was supposed to be about a thriving, women-led organic farm in Maine. Then came news of the ”forever chemicals.”

5 min Read
Being Home
Being Home
Being Home
Emilé Zynobia

A band of mountain friends learns that when they give attention to what they see, trust and confidence can follow graciously.

9 min Read
The Last Takajo
The Last Takajo
The Last Takajo
Hironori Taniyama

The remarkable relationship between Hidetoshi Matsubara and his birds of prey.

7 min Read
Our Little Place in the World
Our Little Place in the World
Our Little Place in the World
Erna L. Adelson

An ode to the simplest outdoor gear.

4 min Read
Not Hurt, Healing
Not Hurt, Healing
Not Hurt, Healing
Aimee Eaton

Taking off the bandages is just the beginning.

13 min Read
Oak Flat Is No Sacrifice Zone
Oak Flat Is No Sacrifice Zone
Oak Flat Is No Sacrifice Zone
Len Necefer

As we make a transition to renewable sources of energy, let’s not renew the same old mistakes.

10 min Read
North Shore Betty
North Shore Betty
North Shore Betty
Darcy Hennessey Turenne

After nearly 30 years on the hallowed trails of southern British Columbia, Betty Birrell still thinks life is one big playground—and that you’re never too old to send.

9 min Read
Tough by Nature
Tough by Nature
Tough by Nature
Leslie Hittmeier

Women make up less than five percent of US carpenters by trade. Some tradeswomen are changing the narrative, one dovetail joint at a time.

8 min Read
Emergent Seas
Emergent Seas
Emergent Seas
Lauren L. Hill

Exploring motherhood and meaningful play.

10 min Read
A Partial Ascent of Mantok 0
A Partial Ascent of Mantok 0
A Partial Ascent of Mantok 0
Jack Cramer

Lessons from a close one in Alaska.

9 min Read
Silence, Water, Hope
Silence, Water, Hope
Silence, Water, Hope
Andrew O’Reilly

Protecting the ocean is what friends are for.

5 min Read
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