Recreation

Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather
Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather
With human impacts felt everywhere, we need a new environmental ethic.
Is development a cancer on the West’s landscape?
Is development a cancer on the West’s landscape?
When your mom is battling the illness, the metaphor gets complicated.
WiFi, Amazon and food trucks: Trump team’s vision for national parks
WiFi, Amazon and food trucks: Trump team’s vision for national parks
As they open parks for businesses, advisers propose cutting seniors 50% discounts during peak seasons.
How recreation boosts the economy
How recreation boosts the economy
From travelers to new residents, outdoor enthusiasts make an impact on the West’s bottom lines.
The roar of military jets triggers a crusade for quiet
The roar of military jets triggers a crusade for quiet
As ‘Growlers’ shatter the calm of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, a push for quiet grows.
5 reasons to keep geotagging
5 reasons to keep geotagging
Public lands face far greater threats than recreational overuse.
Wreckreation; snowmobile danger; a subdued vacuum
Wreckreation; snowmobile danger; a subdued vacuum
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
The recent encounter between a runner and a 40-pound cougar perpetuates unwarranted fear.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
The Cowboy State has more inaccessible public lands than anywhere in the West.
Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
In the midterms, public land access issues helped several candidates nab governorships.
Life lessons learned on a dogsled
Life lessons learned on a dogsled
Hold tight and don’t let go.
Reproachful roommate; a deceased politician is victorious; helpful hiker
Reproachful roommate; a deceased politician is victorious; helpful hiker
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
A reporter ponders the message the logo of an increasingly political company sends.
The contradictions of iconic lands
The contradictions of iconic lands
The photos inside two new volumes show the grandeur and vulnerability of landscapes like the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears National Monument.
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
A recent study documented 259 fatalities worldwide caused by people taking selfies.
Elaborate hoaxes; respect in Rifle; lost lovers
Elaborate hoaxes; respect in Rifle; lost lovers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Volunteer scientists study flowers to battle climate dread
Volunteer scientists study flowers to battle climate dread
The data they’re collecting is helping researchers evaluate how ecosystems change.
Latest: County campaign promotes monuments on the chopping block
Latest: County campaign promotes monuments on the chopping block
San Juan County says ‘Make it Monumental’ while asking for exemption from the Antiquities Act.
The country’s busiest oil and gas office has a plan for more drilling
The country’s busiest oil and gas office has a plan for more drilling
Southern New Mexico offers a testing ground for Trump’s vision for energy dominance.
Time is running out (again) for conservation’s bank account
Time is running out (again) for conservation’s bank account
An important source of public lands funding is set to expire at the end of September.
Tiny bits of plastic permeate our world
Tiny bits of plastic permeate our world
From alpine headwaters to city water supplies, the West is awash in microscopic pollutants.
The beauty — and dangers — of living wild
The beauty — and dangers — of living wild
Two new fearless memoirs deliver stories of pragmatism and boundless courage.
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