Recreation

A murky bill for national park waterways
A murky bill for national park waterways
A Yellowstone paddling bill raises hopes, suspicions.
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.
Western travel tips
Western travel tips
The travelers at High Country News offer some hard-earned advice for Western adventurers.
Our first travel issue
Our first travel issue
We're all tourists in someone else's town, all of us just wandering through the world, so why not do a special issue on travel in the West?
Enjoying the wilderness
An impending Grand Canyon raft trip sparks appreciation for preservation, even in places we may never go
Search and … inform
Preventative search and rescue may help national parks save money and lives
Talking vegetarianism to a hunter
Talking vegetarianism to a hunter
An airplane chat between a vegetarian and a hunter yields unexpected common ground, largely over a mutual love and respect for wildlife.
Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon
Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon
If national monument or wilderness designation gets more people to visit Browns Canyon, wouldn't that threaten the very resource that is supposed to be protected by that action?
Anglers can be advocates for endangered fish
Anglers can be advocates for endangered fish
An early encounter with the wily bull trout teaches an angler lifelong respect for this rare fish, and for the Endangered Species Act that helps keep it alive.
Ted Nugent doesn’t speak for me
Ted Nugent doesn’t speak for me
Hunters, gun owners and NRA members need an articulate spokesman, but a loudmouth like Ted Nugent is not the ideal candidate.
Debate over what makes a road rages on in Utah
The state sues for control and road access in public lands -- for recreation and extraction
Matters of life and death: A review of Contents May Have Shifted
Matters of life and death: A review of Contents May Have Shifted
In Contents May Have Shifted, Pam Houston writes about a writer’s journeys, both physical and emotional