Recreation

Wilderness as therapist
Wilderness as therapist
A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal.
National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome
National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome
A new rule requires the government to specify areas for winter motorized users.
Private property blocks access to public lands
Private property blocks access to public lands
Public lands belong to everyone. But private landowners can make it hard to get to them.
Antibacterial soaps in the backcountry
Safeguard or ineffective and possibly dangerous?
Taking my chances in grizzly country
Taking my chances in grizzly country
Meeting wilderness on its own terms, without bear spray
Rinella aims for the impossible, scores a hit
Author, hunter and foodie Steven Rinella probes the question, when is it hunting right, and when is it wrong?
Everything you thought you knew about camping is wrong
Okay, maybe just some things
Will Utah clean up its sale of public wildlife?
Sportsmen are growing fed up with a system that lets private organizations pocket millions off the state's wildlife
Public lands agencies are charging for nothing
Public lands agencies are charging for nothing
A court decision knocked down “amenity” fees at national forests, but the USFS still tries to charge
Report from Outdoor Retailer
In which an HCN editor wanders the gigantic gear show -- and finds out the latest about the industry's conservation strategy
The Continental Divide Trail gains new protectors
The Continental Divide Trail gains new protectors
After its original trail group dissolved in January, in July the new Continental Divide Trail Coalition formed. They'll coordinate protection and maintenance of the long-distance hiking route through five Western states.
It's all about the aircraft, not the Grand Canyon
It's all about the aircraft, not the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon will continue to lack a precious ingredient -- silence
Can the outdoor gear industry wield its power for conservation?
Can the outdoor gear industry wield its power for conservation?
Pioneering mountaineer Peter Metcalf built Black Diamond into a successful climbing-gear business when nobody thought it could be done. But his dream of turning the outdoor industry into a force for nature remains tantalizingly elusive.