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  • The death of backpacking?

    The death of backpacking?

    Younger people don’t seem interested in this outdoors tradition.

  • Backcountry culture clashes in the North Cascades

    Backcountry culture clashes in the North Cascades

    A hunter-backpacker examines the divides between user groups.

  • The ski industry, climate hawk?

    The ski industry, climate hawk?

    Aspen Skiing Company Sustainability VP Auden Schendler, and professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones on why ski corporations and pro athletes should step up to the climate crisis -- and how they can do it.

  • Have golf's glory days gone by?

    Golf – the game that brought grass to the desert – appears to have hit a rough patch in the West

  • For the love of a river

    In the anthology There’s This River, Christa Sadler gathers the stories of rambunctious river rafters on the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River

  • Two weeks in the West

    Cross-country skiers and snowmobilers clash over access to Logan Canyon, Utah; Mount Jefferson, Mont.; and (of course) Yellowstone; Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth steps down to be replaced by Gail Kimbell; West becomes player in national politics; bor

  • Piscatorial theology

    For Irle White’s father, fly-fishing was the one true religion

  • Recreation on the range

    Recreation on the range

    A sheepdog attack highlights conflicts between recreators and ranchers in Colorado's increasingly popular national forests.

  • Conservation for the Adrenaline Crowd

    Conservation for the Adrenaline Crowd

    Environmentalists in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado have struggled to get recreationists behind their causes.

  • Extreme commuters are maybe even you and me

    Alison James may not be an extreme commuter, but she certainly drives more than she wishes she had to.

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