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  • Editor's Note

    If you build it, will they come?

    A desert village called Big Water and a troubled ski resort near the hardscrabble town of Beaver are two unlikely places in Utah where entrepreneurs plan to build exclusive resorts for the ultra-rich.

  • Feature

    An unlikely Shangri-la

    Steve and Marc Jenson have ambitious plans to turn a failed ski resort near Beaver, Utah, into a private enclave for the ultra-rich, but not everyone is thrilled about the idea.

  • Writers on the Range

    Off-roaders drive closer to the Grand Canyon

    Former Park Service employee Bill Wade condemns agency plans to open public land near the Grand Canyon to off-road vehicle use.

  • Letters

    Got a license for those antlers?

  • Book Reviews

    Solo journeys, life lessons

    In the nine essays gathered in her new book, Hiking Alone, poet and artist Mary Beath celebrates nature from the point of view of an independent woman.

  • Uncommon Westerners

    Survival and the fittest

    Ultra-marathon runner Nikki Kimball races to keep her spirit strong and her personal demons at bay.

  • Writers on the Range

    Don’t trash Joshua Tree National Park

    Seth Shteir is appalled at the prospect of a gigantic landfill planned for the fragile desert landscape next to Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Book Reviews

    Words that mountains speak

    In Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy has assembled 23 essays from a wide range of authors.

  • Winning the West

    Primer 3: Recreation

    What is the "highest and best use" of our public lands? Oversight agencies are charged with providing access while protecting land and wildlife; the first step is to provide them with sufficient funding.

  • Essays

    The legacy of the 10th Mountain men

    Peter Shelton spends a day skiing and reminiscing with the veterans of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

  • Essays

    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.

  • News

    Where the rubber leaves the road

    Colorado's new off-road vehicle bill expands enforcement

  • Writers on the Range

    No way to run a national park

    Tim Lydon wonders what happened to a recent environmental impact statement that may have irked railroads by favoring snowsheds over controlled avalanches in Glacier National Park.

  • Essays

    From the backcountry to the building zoo

    Robin Pam and Erin Beller remember an adventurous summer spent documenting the historic structures of Yosemite National Park.

  • Book Reviews

    Remembering Rrrrrip City!

    The essays in Matt Love’s anthology Red Hot and Rollin’ take a lively and nostalgic look at Oregon in 1977, the year the Portland Trailblazers won their one and only NBA championship.

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