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Western Drilling Footprint

EcoFlight founder and president Bruce Gordon discusses how his aerial view of the Western landscape has changed with increased drilling for oil and gas....

Green River Gorge, WA

From Seattle, head southeast and pick up Route 169 toEnumclaw-Franklin Road. Five miles down, you'll find some unmarkedtrailhead gates. See the gate leading toward the power lines? That'sthe...

Pleiades Canyon, UT

Zion National Park is crammed with can­yon­eers, which is why Moabguide Matt Moore cased the empty La Sal Range for new routes. Thefruits of his labor: a canyon he calls Pleiades. This waterfall...

Gannett Peak, WY

The Wind River Range is not for nebbishes, and this glacier-framed, 40-mile round-trip hike up 13,804-foot Gannett, the state's tallest peak, is literally a high point. On five-day trips with...

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Earth, Sky & Gift Shop

IT'S BEEN NEARLY two decades since the California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park, was shaken up by the Bay Area's 1989 earthquake. On September 27, after a decade...

Slack Attack

THOUGH I CONSIDER myself an athlete, I've never followed a disciplined training regimen. Mileage, heart rate, lactate threshold—these...

Washington, D.C.

THE REVIVAL: High crime, buttoned-up Beltway vibe, sweltering summers, a coked-out mayor, taxation without representation, and eight years of an unpopular administration aren't...

Chattanooga, TN

THE REVIVAL: Chattanooga's surrounded by mountains and rivers, but like so many manufacturing towns, it turned its back on its natural assets. In the mid-'60s, the city went...

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