Wilderness

West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
A new collection by a turn-of-the century poet raises questions about wildness.
Drones intrude on the outdoor experience
Drones intrude on the outdoor experience
As drones become less expensive, they’re also becoming more ubiquitous outdoors.
Hunters, it’s long past time we stood up for gun control
Hunters, it’s long past time we stood up for gun control
Hunting isn’t under attack, but our freedom from violence is.
A book in hand deepens the backcountry experience
A book in hand deepens the backcountry experience
What’s the meaning of lugging literature into the wild?
The West, when women are telling the story
The West, when women are telling the story
Do women write differently about wilderness?
Five authors on the joys of reading in the wild
Five authors on the joys of reading in the wild
Western writers contemplate roaming texts and landscapes.
What are we fighting for?
What are we fighting for?
Bell Prize winner: Through the trials of life, a young writer finds she’s fighting for our spirit.
A nearly forgotten poet’s view from above timberline
A nearly forgotten poet’s view from above timberline
Belle Turnbull found transcendence in the Colorado Rockies.
Pledge allegiance to the Earth, not a flag
Pledge allegiance to the Earth, not a flag
Raise up the vulnerable voices of the elderly, impoverished and the wild earth, too.
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
The Trump administration’s backdoor land swap could set a dangerous precedent.
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
Will Congress break its stalemate on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
After its dams came down, a river is reborn
After its dams came down, a river is reborn
A look at the Elwha unleashed.
Latest: New Mexico’s landlocked wilderness may become reachable
Latest: New Mexico’s landlocked wilderness may become reachable
Feds move to accept land that would open access to the Sabinoso Wilderness
Will only the flexible survive?
Will only the flexible survive?
Researchers are identifying the West’s wildlife that can best cope with climate change.
A human head for a bear’s snack; lost in the wild; a dog returns home
A human head for a bear’s snack; lost in the wild; a dog returns home
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Forest Service confronts a popular hot springs’ overuse
Forest Service confronts a popular hot springs’ overuse
Rangers tackle the conundrum of protecting loved-to-death wilderness.
Who needs a camper when you could be cold and hungry?
Who needs a camper when you could be cold and hungry?
Why I’ll always choose camping in the wild over a luxury motorhome.
How human noise pollution is disrupting wild places
How human noise pollution is disrupting wild places
High levels of sound disrupt many endangered species within their critical habitat.
Could the lure of trails salvage Alaska’s economy?
Could the lure of trails salvage Alaska’s economy?
A trail along the Trans-Alaska pipeline could be the start of a booming recreation economy.
The making of a motorhead
The making of a motorhead
Ex-skiers, ex-climbers, ex-hikers take on long-distance travel with motorbikes.
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
At the border, migrants and long-distance trekkers hike side by side but worlds apart.
Learn the lingo: Trailworker slang
Learn the lingo: Trailworker slang
You probably wouldn’t ask a ‘traildog’ to ‘sprinkle your donut.’