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  • Hunting deer on a mountain bike

    Hunting deer on a mountain bike

    Two friends go on a fossil-fuel-free deer hunt using mountain bikes.

  • To die fighting: a review of Jesse's Ghost: A Novel

    To die fighting: a review of Jesse's Ghost: A Novel

    In Frank Bergon's new novel, a young man in California's Central Valley is haunted by the memory of his best friend, whom he murdered.

  • Those buck-tooth dammers are back, big-time

    Those buck-tooth dammers are back, big-time

    Beavers return to northern Colorado, improving aquatic diversity.

  • Thomas McGuane’s lonely freaks

    The powerful short stories in Thomas McGuane’s Gallatin Canyon prove him to be the New West’s answer to Flannery O’Connor.

  • River Town

    River Town

    Flagstaff, Ariz., may not really have its own river, but to many of its residents it is a true river town.

  • We're not all Right in Idaho

    We're not all Right in Idaho

    Being one of the few liberals in a conservative Western city requires tolerance and a love of community that transcends political divisions.

  • Our Green Mountain

    A writer recalls the adventures he had had in Quincy, Calif., 20 years ago, when he was the youthful editor of a small-town independent paper called the Green Mountain Gazette

  • Dry-hiking in a desert awash with history

    A 61-year-old hiker and two middle-aged friends take an epic hike through Arizona in David Roberts’ new book, Sandstone Spine

  • Winter Prayer

    Snowshoeing alone at night in the forest, a woman thinks – and prays – about the friends she loves, and the families they worry about.

  • 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.

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