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  • Meloy's last message — from bighorn country

    In Eating Stone, her last book, Ellen Meloy tells the eloquent, passionate story of the time she spent studying the Blue Door Band of desert bighorn sheep

  • Blood spills over a $14 camping fee

    In the wake of a confrontation over a camping fee that ended in a tourist’s death, a former park ranger remembers a frightening incident from his own career

  • A long walk into hope

    Bill McKibben’s new book, Wandering Home, is a hopeful account of a leisurely hike across northeastern America, as relevant to the West as it is to the East

  • RV Nation

    On a Western road trip, Evelyn Spence ponders the peculiar names – and increasing numbers – of gigantic RVs.

  • Six Good Places

    David Oates ranges from the Sierra Nevada to Aix-en-Provence as he considers the particular qualities that make a place worth living in.

  • Bury it standing

    When his old canoe shows signs of aging, Alan Kesselheim decides to bury it upright in his yard, a contemporary totem pole.

  • Standing outside, late, in a charcoal forest

  •  Adventuring on Colorado's big peaks

    Adventuring on Colorado's big peaks

    A woman finds solace and delight in climbing Colorado's highest and most challenging mountains.

  • Backcountry Ranger

    Backcountry seasonal ranger Tony Prendergast has spent much of the past six summers working in western Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest

  • Painting for progress

    Artist Joan Hoffman pours her love of wilderness into her paintings, and uses her art as a way to fight for the environment

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