Biking Bikepacking for Beginners: A Lesson in Wonder Are you even bikepacking if you’re not hiking your bike, wiping out, making wrong turns, and going completely off plan? We’d argue no. But does that make it any less rewarding? Well, that’s up to you.
Climbing What It Takes to Be Alex Honnold’s Climbing Partner An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.
Snow Sports Aspen’s New Uphilling Fee Sparks Debate on Charging for Public-Land Access The Colorado resort is just one of the many now charging for uphill access. Is this the new norm?
Exploration & Survival How to Introduce a Friend to the Outdoors Smart tips to make sure your new adventure partner has a blast and feels welcome outside
Biking Justin Williams Has a $100,000 Plan to Save American Bike Racing Williams is offering the biggest prize purse in U.S. cycling at a new criterium in Sacramento
Snow Sports How One Olympian Trains His Brain Bobsledder Steve Mesler incorporates these practices into training to boost his mental health and physical performance
Environment A Drone Film of Idaho in All Its Glory Contrary to popular belief, the state offers much more to see than just fields of potatoes. Idaho is made up of nearly 34 million acres of public land—that’s over 60 percent of the state.
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Environment In British Columbia, the Fight for Old Growth Rages On Many Canadians think old-growth forests are protected from logging. Turns out, Indigenous people and a scrappy band of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad are all that stands between Vancouver Island’s last old growth and logging companies.
Hiking Six Million Steps in a 70-Pound Bear Suit A long-distance rambler named Bearsun is walking from L.A. to New York, dressed like a very large Pokémon. This is his story.
Environment A Court Just Invalidated One of Trump’s Worst Environmental Rules A federal judge ruled that a Trump policy, dubbed “the Dirty Water Rule,” was unscientific and violated the rights of Indigenous tribes
Biking How St. George Became the New Kona Kona? Out. St. George? In. Instead of the Big Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, triathlon’s Big Show will take place in southwestern Utah.
Biking The Intersection Is a City’s Watering Hole, and It’s Teeming with Life and Danger Each one is a reflection of our society—for better or for worse
Water Sports This One Is for All the Boat Lovers For Tributaries Digital Cinema, balancing cameras on shaky bows is just the way to show off life aboard beautiful boats
Climbing What Happens When You Fall Off a Mountain A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada
Exploration & Survival Everything You Need to Know About the Paralympics The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics get underway this week. Here’s who and how to watch.
Hiking The Key to Easy, Gooey Trail Brownies? Scramble ’Em. Those instructions on the brownie box? Feel free to ignore them. This simple technique will get you a chocolatey dessert in just a few minutes.
Snow Sports Park City Resort Permanently Closes Popular Backcountry Gate Following Ski Deaths The access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift offered some of the easiest access to sidecountry terrain, which the resort argued was a big part of the problem
Exploration & Survival A Runner’s Terrifying Fall—and What Came After For elite mountain athlete Hillary Allen, a near deadly fall was the start of a long, winding journey to find a new source of strength and purpose
Adventure How to Start Motorcycle Camping Everything you need to know to have an epic two-wheel adventure
Exploration & Survival A Soldier’s Long Road Back from Afghanistan After an American Army captain came home traumatized from the war, outdoor adventure articles he lost his ability to love. It took the wilderness to reopen his heart.
Water Sports How to Watch the Collins Cup Everything you need to know about the Collins Cup, who could win the first-ever event, how it works, and what the broadcast will look like
Biking Rider Dies During Leadville Trail 100 MTB News of the death was announced during the race’s awards ceremony Sunday, and some athletes held a moment of silence for the deceased rider
Climbing Guides Just Had Their Worst Season Ever in the Cascades A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch
Environment Meet Máxima, an Indigenous Peruvian Farmer Fighting to Save Her Land Máxima Acuña fights to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corporation
Environment It’s Time to Cancel Campfires As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report made clear this week, we’re going to need to give up some of the things we love if we don’t want much more taken away
Environment Should I Move to the Southwest, Even Though There’s a Drought? There’s a right and a wrong way to live in the desert, says Outside’s ethics guru
Sponsor Content The Key to Vermont’s Outdoor Recreation Economy? Unfettered Altruism. Statewide grassroots efforts to protect, conserve, and ensure access to natural resources are what makes the Green Mountain State such a haven for outdoor recreation
Wes Siler Sep 22, 2021 Environment The BLM’s Slow Return to Normalcy And what it means for the future of America’s public lands
Environment This Summer Has Been Climate-Change Hell With mega wildfires and intensifying hurricanes becoming the new norm this time of year, the last hurrah of the season has become more apocalyptic than carefree
Hiking ‘Step by Step’ Captures the Mindset of a Game-Changing Athlete An athlete and adventurer wants to summit the world’s highest peaks while advocating for inclusivity in the world of outdoor recreation
Hiking How a Plus-Size Hiker Found Her Footing on the Trail Hiking is for everyone—but as Kara Richardson Whitely, a.k.a. Mama Kubwa, discovered, not everyone has gotten the memo
Climbing A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Now Required to Climb Everest Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule
Climbing Finding a Foothold As a Plus-Size Climber When Drew Hulsey started climbing, he weighed 300 pounds and wondered if the ropes would hold. He found out that they would, and found a community that embraced him. Now he sets an example that inspires others to join him.
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Exploration & Survival The Dumbest, Greatest Road Trip Ever In which two bold but questionably sane adventurers actually do for reals what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels only pretended to do
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Biking How to Keep Improving Your Cycling As You Age Aging doesn’t mean you have to stop getting stronger. Here we’ve provided training tips for continued improvement.
Biking ‘Beyond Human‘: The Drive Required to Make Triathlon’s Most Exciting New Event Follow three professional athletes on their grueling journey to make the cut for the inaugural Collins Cup
Sponsor Content Meet the YouTubers Who Are Rebranding Hunting How the Hushin crew is challenging hunting stereotypes, growing a vital wildlife management tool, and giving back to the community
Environment We’re in a Fight with Toxic Algae—and We’re Losing Badly If it seems like you’ve been hearing about lakes and beaches closing down more often, you’re right. Various types of toxic algae are multiplying like crazy in bodies of water across the country, and stopping them won’t be easy.
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Environment Why Biden’s NPS Director Nominee Matters More than Ever The National Park Service hasn’t had a director in four years. outdoor education articles