With demographic shifts, trendy activities like wildlife viewing and kayaking are increasing faster than traditional activities like hunting and backpacking.
Editor’s note for HCN’s second annual special issue on travel in the West describes some quirky personal trips.
A father understands what’s gained by taking his kids deep into the backcountry again and again as they’re growing up.
KDNK's Nelson Harvey talks with Craig Childs about his story "Secret getaways of the National Conservation System."
A journalism professor kayaks alone for nearly 1,000 miles, dealing with difficult seas, icebergs, orcas and bears.
A writer uses the Internet and GPS to find secret Ancestral Puebloan dwellings and other wonders on Utah’s Cedar Mesa, home of the country’s highest concentration of archaeological sites.
California's Mammoth Mountain provides a case study on the uncertainty of the ski business, and how global warming threatens to make it even more unpredictable.
As the 100th anniversary of the national parks approaches, more than ever we need to protect their open space.
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.
Outdoor industries rile Utah’s conservative pols with call to protect land around Canyonlands National Park
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