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  • 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

  •  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

  • Backpacker, beware: Don't boldly go where you don't belong

    Backpacker magazine is taking advantage of Global Positioning Systems to send tourists into remote and dangerous places

  • 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

  • Books for lonely times

    Books for lonely times

    When you're camped all alone in the wilderness, there is nothing like a book to bring you comfort.

  • 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.

  • Crazy like a fox, or a fish, or a bat...

    In The Back Road to Crazy, Jennifer Bove gathers the true-life adventure stories of 25 wildlife biologists

  • Everyone needs a place apart

    Alan Kesselheim learns again to relish the unpredictability of both the outdoors and childhood.

  • Fees and our forests don't always fit

    Idaho’s Republican senator says he can’t support the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program, which charges people to visit their own public lands

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