Recreation

Abnormal weather linked to more recreation deaths
Abnormal weather linked to more recreation deaths
Summer is always high season for fatal outdoor accidents, but increased lightning and heat seem to make it worse.
Animas dispatch: Hundreds celebrate the river’s reopening
Animas dispatch: Hundreds celebrate the river’s reopening
Durango may be moving on, but wider fears about the toxic spill still reverberate.
Marijuana in Washington: The long road to legalization
Marijuana in Washington: The long road to legalization
Over a year later, officials are navigating thorny legal issues from taxes to licensure.
Our national parks need room to breathe
Our national parks need room to breathe
As the 100th anniversary of the national parks approaches, more than ever we need to protect their open space.
How Outward Bound lost, and found, itself
How Outward Bound lost, and found, itself
The original outdoor education school came close to falling apart after consolidating into a single national school. Now, its newly separate branches are thriving and redefining themselves.
Target shooting on public lands: still an issue
The poorly regulated practice needs some attention
Recreation calls the shots in Moab
Recreation calls the shots in Moab
Making Moab a tourist destination has environmental impacts, often ignored.
Monumental opposition to a monumental proposal?
Outdoor industries rile Utah’s conservative pols with call to protect land around Canyonlands National Park
Utah's SkiLink closes off public land
Utah's SkiLink closes off public land
A growing coalition hopes to halt a proposed gondola over public land between two ski resorts.
Taking it to extremes: A review of Salt to Summit
Taking it to extremes: A review of Salt to Summit
Daniel Arnold chronicles a vagabond trip from Death Valley to Mount Whitney.
Computerized canyon
Grand Canyon soon to be in digital format
Legend of the gray-headed hunter
Legend of the gray-headed hunter
A 60-year-old Oregonian goes deer hunting for the first time
The violent story of our first national park: A review of Empire of Shadows
The violent story of our first national park: A review of Empire of Shadows
George Black's book details the violent history surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
Shoot it yourself
Shoot it yourself
A primer on hunting for food, not for sport.
The stink over SkiLink
A proposed gondola near Salt Lake stirs up a public-lands fight
Flight for life
A mountain rescue helicopter pilot shares his story
Wilderness limited
Are humans adaptable to crowding and a loss of solitude, even in wilderness areas?
Don't lock us out of our land
Don't lock us out of our land
The author is unhappy when he finds a favorite Forest Service camping area closed and locked.
Hanford's nuclear history is messy, but worth preserving
Hanford's nuclear history is messy, but worth preserving
We should create a new national historic park dedicated to our bomb-making heritage.
Recreation.gov -- nice try, needs work
The redesigned travel website aims to be a one-stop shop for federal recreation sites.
Does taking our kids into the wild make us dangerous parents?
Does taking our kids into the wild make us dangerous parents?
The author contends there are more dangers at home.
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