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  • Oval Intention: an essay

    Oval Intention: an essay

    The original geodesic tent lives on.

  • 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

  • The Forest Service discriminates against poor kids

    The Forest Service discriminates against poor kids

    A new Forest Service policy that requires commercial guiding licenses for groups of hikers and campers effectively excludes small nonprofits that bring inner-city kids to the wilderness for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Pulling an Everett Ruess

    Pulling an Everett Ruess

    When you're out of work and homeless, it's inspiring to remember young wanderers like Everett Ruess, even if he never returned from his mysterious sojourn in the canyon country of Utah.

  •  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.

  • Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam

    Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam

    A float down the Lower San Juan teaches surprising lessons about dams, water and silt in the West.

  • Standing outside, late, in a charcoal forest

  • Nature and cities in context

    Nature and cities in context

    In Cities and Nature in the American West, environmental historians dissect the relationship between the urban West and the natural landscape.

  • I fell into a burning ring of fire

    There’s nothing like a campfire to soothe and lift the soul

  • Righteous gluttony

    Righteous gluttony

    Wild animals revel in feasting and simply endure the hungry times, unlike modern Westerners with our sterile supermarkets.

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