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.

When Wolves Attack

Sixteen-year-old Noah Graham was lying down during a late-summer camping trip when he felt jaws clamp down on the back of his head. He reached back and touched a Wolf’s face.

Clark Little: Diving Into the Digital Wave

What’s a niche adventure photographer to do when social media and technology create the perfect environment for copycats? In the case of North Shore wave photographer Clark Little, put down the...

The Making of “The Armstrong Lie”

What drives Lance Armstrong? Director Alex Gibney, producer Frank Marshall, and producer Matt Tolmach talk to Outside about reexamining their role in promoting his story, and offer an answer.

Before the barbecue

How to Cook a Whole Hog

Southern pitmaster Drew Robinson shares his recipe for the world’s best sunrise-to-sunrise, fat-bubbling, beer-guzzling party. The number one ingredient? Friends and family.

Southern Food, Centerstage

The Southern Foodways Alliance searches out the best hidden food personalities in the American South, tells their stories in films and oral histories, and puts their farms and restaurants on the map....

Stuck

On a fall day in a Utah canyon, 25-year-old Robbie Tesar WAS nearly swallowed by quicksand

Falling

One bad decision sends Northern California skydiver Craig Stapletoon toward a crushing impact

Shot

Two months into a planned source-to-sea expedition down the Amazon River, 24-year-old adventurer Davey du Plessis was in his kayak when the first shotgun blast hit his back

Jeb Corliss at Mount Jianglang

Jeb Corliss on The Flying Dagger

On September 28, 37-year-old Jeb Corliss will attempt what he says is his most challenging jump yet. He will drop out of a helicopter and pilot his wingsuit through a crack in a roughly...

Rough seas

Surviving a Capsized Rowboat in the Open Ocean

Jordan Hanssen and three friends were more than three-quarters of the way through a 3700 nautical mile row across the Atlantic Ocean when two rogue waves flipped their boat and left them fighting for...

Flash flood

Surviving a Flash Flood in a Slot Canyon

Narrow canyons can turn into sheer-walled death traps during heavy rain. Emerging from them safely depends on smart planning, constant awareness, and, when those don't work, a healthy dose of luck.

Craig Stapleton Skydiving

Surviving an 8,000-Foot Fall

By the time 51-year-old Sacramento dentist Craig Stapleton jumped out of a plane on the afternoon of March 10 he had racked up more than 7,000 jumps, competed in 14 national skydiving competitions,...

The Proselytizer of Southern Cooking

Writer John T. Edge has been connecting travelers to backroad barbecue shacks, side-street soul joints, and inner-city food trucks around the South for more than a decade. Road-trippers can’t find a...

Zak Noyle's Wave Photography

At age 14, Zak Noyle took his first photo at a Hawaiian shore break. By 25, he was a senior staff photographer at Surfer. We checked in with him several accolades and awards later, on his 27th...

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