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.
Tales from the Edge: A review of Extremophilia
Tales from the Edge: A review of Extremophilia
The essays in Fred Haefele's slim collection Extremophilia, River Rats, Timber Tramps, Biker Trash, and Realtors are both casual and transcendent explorations of the West.
The lure of skiing in avalanche country
The lure of skiing in avalanche country
Powder calls, but skiing in the backcountry can be a dangerous game.
A scrappy community ski hill hangs on in Colorado
A scrappy community ski hill hangs on in Colorado
In Lake City, Colo., the state's oldest ski lift is still hauling skiers up modest slopes at even more modest prices.
Rethinking recreation in grizzly country
Last year's deaths and changing ecological factors point to a need for a new approach to hiker safety
Generosity of voice and heart: A review of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Generosity of voice and heart: A review of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild describes her arduous trek along the Pacific Crest Trail as she seeks to recover from life-changing grief.
Scars of an unfinished ski area
Scars of an unfinished ski area
The proposed Bitterroot ski resort in Montana remains unfinished, entangled in financial and environmental problems.
Slippery science: avalanche prediction still tricky
Upcoming models advance avalanche science by factoring in individual snowflake type
Crowd control and wilderness redux at Yosemite's Half Dome
How should a popular hike be managed to maintain wilderness character?
Exploring the myths of the Yellowstone supervolcano
Despite doomsday predictions, the Yellowstone caldera not due for an eruption
"The Way Home: Returning to our National Parks"
A new film follows African American seniors in Yosemite, raising awareness of national parks among people of color