Bruce Barcott

Thrill Daddy Dreams of Powder Dawn

Andrew McLean is a shaggy-haired, left-brained industrial designer whose inventions are revolutionizing the world of adventure skiing. He's also found the perfect guinea pig to take his gear to...

As a Matter of Fact, Money Does Grow on Trees

With an anti-environmental backlash inflicting one defeat after another on conservationists, a band of maverick economists is riding to the rescue with a startling revelation about the true value of...

The Killing Bones

The thriving criminal trade in Native American archaeological artifacts always seems to be one step ahead of law enforcement. But when cops learned that a notorious Oregon antiquities collector had...

Back in the Crosshairs

The gray wolf may lose federal protection. Will killing it become the law of the land?

It's Weird Out There

From Sasquatch to the Mothman, our writer takes on the supernatural

Eric Rudolph Slept Here

The most wanted man in America survived five years in the North Carolina woods, eating salamanders, sleeping on the cold ground, and stalking deer. Or so he says. Spend a night in his secret mountain...

Last Flight Out

The Macal River Valley in Belize is home to three-toed tapirs, elusive jaguars, and a rare subspecies of scarlet macaw. But if Belize Electricity Ltd. gets its way, one of the richest riparian...

Border Shutdown

America's park rangers are outnumbered and outgunned. So why won't congress pay more to keep them safe?

Soaked

It sounded like a good idea at the time: Journey to the sopping epicenter of the wettest place on earth, bag the peak, and get back in time for supper. But that was before the clouds clamped down on...

Risk

Voyage of the Man-Fish

Chris Swain intends to swim the Columbia from source to sea. His goal? Save the river, then sell the rights.

Pack Animal

Apolo Ohno blazes through one of the flashiest events on ice: short-track racing, wherein five guys on razory blades take off in a clump—and only one leaves it behind

Mike vs. the Volcano

When his best friend died on Mount Rainier, Mike Gauthier set out to do the improbable: turn a ragtag crew of climbing bums into the mountain's guardian angels

Infinite Range

Get lost in Alaska's Wrangell--St. Elias: It's six Yellowstones' worth of icy lakes,anonymous meadows, and peaks you won't find on any map.