Charles Bethea

A Kerouac-Approved Fire Tower Camping Trip

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington's Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn't do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil...

Can Lonely Planet Be Saved?

Last year, a media-shy billionaire bought the flailing Lonely Planet travel-guide empire, then shocked observers by hiring an unknown 24-year-old former wedding photographer to save it. Charles...

An Ode to My Bad Dog

Adopting a dog can be difficult. But in the end, we wouldn't trade our oddball pets for anything.

How to Master the Flick

Josh "Zip" Ziperstein has won college ultimate's version of the Heisman, a national championship while at Brown University, and a gold medal at the World Games, so we asked him how he gets 175 grams...

Charleston, South Carolina

These 18 burgs are the finest runners-up you'd ever want to call home, including Charleston, South Carolina.

How I Survived: The Japan Tsunami

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

The Appalachian Trail's Prime Cuts

America's Best Trails 2011. Presenting our first-ever roundup of the greatest hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, drinking, and underground (yes, underground) trails in the country; the Appalachian...

Fair Chase

On the short-grass plains of eastern New Mexico, a band of elite marathon runners tests a controversial theory: Did the aerobic endurance of ancient man allow him to chase down the fastest ungulates...