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  • Wilderness is the place that can make or break you

    Aron Ralston, who famously lost his arm in a Utah canyon, argues for the preservation of that canyon and others like it.

  • Fed up with paying to play

    Chris Wallace’s refusal to pay daily user fees on Arizona’s Mount Lemmon led to a courtroom decision that has thrown the entire future of the federal recreational fee program into doubt

  • 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

  • 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

  • Save Our Snow

    Faced with rising temperatures and a passive federal government, Western towns such as Aspen, Colo., are beginning to work out a local approach to combating global warming

  • Snowy middle ground

    Wilderness advocates and snowmobile enthusiasts are working together in Montana to find enough room in the landscape to accommodate both their passions

  • 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

  • Nature works better with us

    The writer thinks environmentalists go too far when they seek to eliminate people from the land

  • The Boys of Winter

    In The Boys of Winter, Charles Sanders tells the true stories of three champion skiers who joined the Army’s 10th Mountain Division during World War II and fought in Italy’s rugged Apennine Mountains

  • Developer blocks trail to a famous 'fourteener'

    Texas developer Rusty Nichols has barred public access to Wilson Peak, a Colorado "fourteener" popular with climbers

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