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  • Heard Around the West

    Striking finish

    Lightning and falling fawns endanger runners of the Hardrock Hundred.

  • Writers on the Range Riding the rails -- upscale

    Riding the rails -- upscale

    It may not be as romantic as hopping freight cars in a Woody Guthrie song, but Amtrak is the nicest way to travel across the West.

  • Writers on the Range Finally, a burger with a taste of place

    Finally, a burger with a taste of place

    Next time you visit the Grand Canyon, stop in Flagstaff for a delicious Diablo burger made from locally raised organic beef.

  • Writers on the Range

    The lands less traveled are a treat

    The National Landscape Conservation System allows adventurous tourists to experience beautiful, remote landscapes far from the nearest souvenir store.

  • Book Reviews A conflict of values

    A conflict of values

    Michael J. Yochim writes the primer on the Yellowstone snowmobile conflict in his admirably balanced Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use.

  • Book Reviews Fishing for solace

    Fishing for solace

    In Yellowstone Autumn, Walter Wetherell describes a short season of solitary fly-fishing and contemplation in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Book Reviews Of flotsam and jetsam

    Of flotsam and jetsam

    In Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Island Debris, naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the origins of the strange things she finds on the Oregon seashore.

  • Writers on the Range Out of the nest and into a tent

    Out of the nest and into a tent

    Twenty-two-year-old Allison Linville finally owns a home of her own, even if it’s just a tent in the wilderness.

  • Focus Political guns

    Political guns

    Every winter, Yellowstone park rangers risk their lives dynamiting avalanches so snowmobile tourists can get across Sylvan Pass.

  • Writers on the Range Thinking green in the midst of winter

    Thinking green in the midst of winter

    Ari LeVaux fights the wintertime blues by curling up with a pile of lavishly illustrated seed catalogs and dreaming of next spring’s garden.

  • Writers on the Range

    A tale of heartbreakin' and asskickin'

    Walt Gasson deeply loved a mule, but that mule tragically broke his heart – not to mention several of his bones.

  • Essays Methow Homecoming

    Methow Homecoming

    A man contemplates his relationship with a landscape that he is always loving and leaving.

  • Book Reviews

    Night: not just for astronomers

    In the anthology Let There Be Night, editor Paul Bogard and 29 writers and scientists testify on behalf of the value of darkness.

  • Heard Around the West

    Outdoor slacking still takes work

    InsideOutside magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary

  • Heard Around the West

    A new definition of pluck

    A biting fox hangs on, but so does a jogger.

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