Joe Spring

Joe Spring

Author's Bio

Joe Spring is a former editor at Outside. His writing can be found in The New York Times, Canoe and Kayak, and the Santa Fean.

Clark Little's Shorebreak Art

Clark Little jumped back into the waves of Oahu's North Shore hoping to capture the kinds of images not many get to see. Now he gets tumbled by shorebreaks full time, all for the sake of a good photo.

Judging Surfing’s Gnarliest Waves

Chris Dixon is headed to the Billabong XXLs this week to help crown the baddest big-wave riders of the year. We chatted with him about the state of the sport.

Peace Agreement Signed on Everest

On Monday at Everest Base Camp, with Nepal army major Sunilsingh Rathor standing witness, a group of Sherpas and the alpine trio of Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith signed a peace...

Fight Breaks Out on Everest

A fight between a group of Sherpas and the alpine team of Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith took place near Camp III and at Camp II on Mount Everest this weekend. Initial reports on...

Ski Titan Orville Slutzky Dies

Orville Slutzky, the pioneering ski resort owner of Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, who blasted out runs with dynamite and engineered one of the country’s first and most expansive snowmaking...

Chinese Fishing Vessel Sinks Off Antarctica

An burning, unmanned Chineses fishing vessel that was zizagging off the coast of Antarctica last week sunk on Sunday, the Chilean navy said on Monday. The Kai Xin caught fire last Wednesday and all...

Kebede and Jeptoo Win London Marathon

Six days after the bombings in Boston, Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede overpowered Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai in the final mile to win the London Marathon, a race with no security scares, roughly 35,000...

Tim DeChristopher to Leave Custody

On Sunday April 21, after 21 months in federal custody, activist Tim DeChristopher will walk out of a Salt Lake City halfway house and begin three years of probation. His first full day out of...

1 Dead, 1 Missing in Avalanches

A female snowshoer died hours after she was dug out of snowpack on Saturday, and a man remained missing on Monday—two days after two avalanches struck the Cascade Mountains in Washington...

Couple Completes 3-Year, 11,700-Mile Honeymoon

Before putting off in kayaks on the morning of April 3, husband and wife Dave and Amy Freeman rolled up their sleeping bags, jammed their extra clothes and gear into stuff sacks, and savored every...

Snowboarder Chelone Miller Found Dead

Professional snowboarder Chelone Miller, an athlete looking to make the 2014 Olympics in snowboardcross and the younger brother of skier Bode Milller, was found dead on Sunday in Mammoth Lakes,...

Wildlife Employee Investigated in Wolf Killing

A Wildlife Services employee is under investigation for the killing of an endangered Mexican gray wolf in January, according to a federal spokesperson. The Albuquerque Journal reported that vague...

Former Cop Offered Deal in Bike Crash

A 57-year-old former Metropolitan police officer has been offered a plea deal in a case in which he swore at a cyclist, hit him with his truck, drove from the scene, and then lied about the incident...

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