Tim Sohn

The Shane McConkey Story

One of the boldest skiers of our time, Shane McConkey left behind a wife, a daughter, and one of the sport's greatest legacies. Now a new documentary shares intimate details of his life. We talk to...

EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon

The Environmental Protection Agency just released its long-awaited study of the potential effects of the proposed—and highly controversial—Pebble Mine on Alaska's watershed and famed salmon, but the...

How to Get Picked for Pickup Hoops

Basketball at the park may do just fine without refs, but that doesn't mean there are no rules. While playing at 200 courts across the country, and sizing up many more, for his book Hoops Nation,...

How to Survive a Bar Fight

Anyone who's been in a real rumble will tell you it's a far more brutal affair than your choreographed fantasies of kicking ass like Patrick Swayze in Road House.

The Novelist

James Salter, author of Solo Faces, and Downhill Racer, on skiing, climbing, and making movies with Robert Redford

Best Wilderness Trail Ending in Water

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 best...

The Life and Death of Shane McConkey

Shane McConkey was already one of the most influential skiers in the world, changing everything from the shape of our boards to the way we ski powder. But when he learned to fly—combining...

Gold Fish

In one corner of Alaska's Bristol Bay, the sockeye salmon, a $300 million resource that's sustained fishermen like 29-year-old captain Lindsey Bloom for more than 100 years. In the other,...

Take No. 1,472

For my first TV project, I traveled to New Guinea for the Travel Channel to investigate a deadly mystery and swim with sharks, crocodiles, and snakes. Which was a lot less scary than getting in front...