Christopher Solomon

June Weekend Escapes

Plotting your summer can be stressful—so we planned all your weekends for you, packed with fly-fishing, mountain biking, and beer festivals. You're welcome.

The New Golden Rule of Playing Outside: Place First

Even Sierra Club-approved activities can have disastrous effects on the natural places we revere. And that's led to a fracture between two should-be allies: recreationists and conservationists.

Yosemite to Rename Several Iconic Places

Can a private company trademark public property? That's the question the feds are scrambling to answer after a longtime concessionaire in Yosemite claimed rights to the names of some of the park's...

The Outside Guide to 2016

The year ahead will be filled with goggles that guide us down the ski hill, stoves that could save humanity, and Kubrickian pods that will carry us to the edge of space.

The Birthplace of Your Boots

The world's leading design center for outdoor footwear—everything from featherweight climbing shoes to hard-shelled mountaineering stompers—is a small city in northern Italy where craftsmanship...

Not Sold? Five More Reasons to Run.

Back in the Paleolithic era, we had to chase antelope to exhaustion just for a decent meal. In the 21st century, running isn't required, it's a choice—one that nearly 30 million Americans make on a...

The Secret Life of Guides

Sure, the men and women who take us skiing, fishing, rafting, and climbing get to work in beautiful country. But they also have to deal with 16-hour days, dirty diapers, beach sex, rogue clients,...

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