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Interpreting the Yarnell Hill Report

Officials have released a detail analysis of the deadly fire that killed 19 elite hotshots. Although much has been previously reported, the document offers a few revelations. Here’s what you need to...

Go Out With a Bang

The secret to aging well? Work hard, fish harder.

Best of Outside: Yarnell

On the morning of June 30, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day,...

Outward Boundless

A few words on kick-starting a love of adventure

Master the Art of Kite Flying

Flying a kite may be child’s play. But done right it can be serious, no-holds-barred child’s play.

Taking on SeaWorld: Let the Voyage Begin

Tim Zimmermann, a producer on the new documentary Blackfish responds to SeaWorld, which has reproached the film as “shamefully dishonest, deliberately misleading, and scientifically inaccurate.”

Norfolk: A Sinking City

After Sandy, attention turned to fortifying New York City. But another location on the eastern seaboard faces a more immediate threat.

Wave Prophet: World Surfari's David Scard

Australian surfer David Scard, 37, runs Kirra-based World Surfaris’ Stealth Travel Club, which whisks surfers to the biggest waves at a moment’s notice. His success rate: 100 percent.

Snowstradamus: Powder Afficionado Joel Gratz

Joel Gratz is a Colorado skier who puts out winter storm alerts that track the essentials: Where exactly the snow will fall, how much, and when. As fellow weather nerd Michael Behar finds out, it’s...