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  • Take a hike!

    Take a hike!

    Rob Pudim recalls his own adventurous childhood, and wonders why today’s kids are so unwilling to go outside and get dirty.

  • Learning from Moab's example

    In the North Fruita Desert of western Colorado, the BLM has come up with a plan to enable motorized and non-motorized recreationists to share the outdoors

  • Can the outdoor gear industry wield its power for conservation?

    Can the outdoor gear industry wield its power for conservation?

    Pioneering mountaineer Peter Metcalf built Black Diamond into a successful climbing-gear business when nobody thought it could be done. But his dream of turning the outdoor industry into a force for nature remains tantalizingly elusive.

  • Don’t book my adventure, please

    Jim Stiles inveighs against the kind of expensive, manufactured outdoor thrills that are advertised on the Internet.

  • Going wild in the city

    It’s not just the butterflies who respond to Linda Hasselstrom’s lavish wildflower garden in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

  • Why I never hike alone

    Why I never hike alone

    After a fallen boulder pins her leg to the ground, a hiker learns the hard way how important it is to hike with friends, or at least to leave notes about where you are going.

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