Recreation

Energy dominance or climate action: Trump, Biden and the fate of public lands
Energy dominance or climate action: Trump, Biden and the fate of public lands
In Grand Junction, Colorado, the presidential election is a choice between two distinct energy futures.
The ‘wreckreation’ in our wild places
The ‘wreckreation’ in our wild places
Too many people and too much poop.
Now that you’ve gone West, young man
Now that you’ve gone West, young man
Toward unlearning Manifest Destiny.
Will a new copper mine risk Montana’s Smith River?
Will a new copper mine risk Montana’s Smith River?
A group of conservation organizations have challenged the mine’s operating permit in court.
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
As extinction and climate crises loom, the Great American Outdoors Act and recreation industry continue to rely on oil money.
Helicopter wild; five drives; isolation tips
Helicopter wild; five drives; isolation tips
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Video: Idaho’s public lands transcend partisan divides
Video: Idaho’s public lands transcend partisan divides
Despite political affiliation, Idaho hunters and anglers agree public lands need protection.
Cordova’s longest road, just 36 miles, provides a lifeline for rural Alaskans
Cordova’s longest road, just 36 miles, provides a lifeline for rural Alaskans
Photos explore life on the Copper River Highway.
How a Washington ski patrol learned to unionize
How a Washington ski patrol learned to unionize
When Vail Resorts added Stevens Pass to its empire, ski patrollers feared becoming fungible parts in a corporate machine. So they organized.
Los costos desiguales de un cierre parejo
Los costos desiguales de un cierre parejo
Mientras cerremos el acceso a espacios al aire libre, deberemos hacernos responsables por su impacto desigual.
‘If I can move, I feel much better’
‘If I can move, I feel much better’
Why staying indoors is so hard right now.
Coming home to nature
Coming home to nature
There’s a stereotype that Black Americans don’t explore the outdoors. Historically, that hasn’t been the case.
Scraping bottom; underwhelmed by parks; bulldozed saguaros
Scraping bottom; underwhelmed by parks; bulldozed saguaros
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Jackson, whole: Community persists with an uncertain future
Jackson, whole: Community persists with an uncertain future
COVID-19 upends a Wyoming resort town.
Park closures have unequal costs
Park closures have unequal costs
As we limit outdoor access, consider the impact on underrepresented communities.
Meet the outfitters welcoming Grand Canyon rafters to a COVID-19 reality
Meet the outfitters welcoming Grand Canyon rafters to a COVID-19 reality
‘A harsh ending to a pretty wonderful experience.’
How do you stay at home when you’ve chosen a life on the road?
How do you stay at home when you’ve chosen a life on the road?
Those who live nomadically face new pressures under coronavirus.
Safe at home in Los Angeles
Safe at home in Los Angeles
Even under restrictions, the city shines for all to see.
Wild winter retreat stories from our readers
Wild winter retreat stories from our readers
From the Sierra Nevadas to the desert of Wyoming, HCN readers find adventure.
During the pandemic, how do you ethically get outdoors?
During the pandemic, how do you ethically get outdoors?
Sheltering responsibly doesn’t mean you have to stay inside.
The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands
The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands
Gateway communities grow wary of out-of-town crowds.
Overcoming winter’s alienation
Overcoming winter’s alienation
I long felt shut out of the season. Snowshoeing changed that.
What’s threatening the elusive wolverine?
What’s threatening the elusive wolverine?
As snowmobilers fight to preserve their pastime, scientists worry about the future of the species.
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