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  • The loneliness of the redneck environmentalist

    Drew Pogge is caught between two cultures: the redneck good ol’ boy gearheads of his youth, and the holier-than-thou environmentalists of his present.

  • The Tao of Pow: Learning to love winter

    The Tao of Pow: Learning to love winter

    A newcomer to Utah learns to love winter with the help of snowshoes.

  • Avalanches for dummies

    Avalanches for dummies

    A certified crash-test dummy known as Homer helps Montana engineering professor Robb Larson study the effects of avalanches on the human body.

  • Heard around the West

    Man vs. lion; skiers vs. avalanche; Ed Bangs and wolves; Utah constitutional amendments; trigger-happy hunter in Montana; annoying off-road VW ads

  • Leave the wheels out of wilderness

    As enjoyable as mountain biking is, bikes simply don’t belong in the wilderness, partly because the faster you travel through a place, the smaller – and tamer – that place begins to seem.

  • The loneliness of the redneck environmentalist

    Drew Pogge is caught between two cultures: the redneck good ol’ boy gearheads of his youth, and the holier-than-thou environmentalists of his present.

  • The romance of deceleration

    The noisy contrast between snowmobiles and cross-country skis awakens the author to the similar contrast between the life she has always wanted and the one she currently has with her partner, Billy.

  • Can skiers and snowmobilers coexist?

    Dutchman Flat outside Bend, Ore., is becoming tense as snowmobilers and backcountry skiers argue over winter recreation

  • Winterkill

    Winterkill

    What might seem like a grisly discovery – a deer killed by a mountain lion – confirms the place of all living things, including humans, in the circle of life.

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