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October 27

Turns out it’s not as easy as you think

W. Kamau Bell, the host of United Shades of America, sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own

With far-flung travel off the table, I learned how to enjoy the meandering flexibility of a road trip

These vests, fleeces, shells, and puffies came up just short of print inclusion—but they’re still worth your attention

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The Thorpe is one of our favorite vests for high-output days in the mountains. “Just substantial enough to maintain a comfortable core without sending my body temperature into overshoot,” said one Buyer’s Guide tester.
Health
A friendly reminder that worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy
Adventure
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Good news: sustainability and joy go hand in hand
Culture
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Our culture columnist recommends six of the most interesting newsletters in the outdoor world—from thru-hiking dispatches to Neko Case’s reflections on nature
Travel
A warming planet, increased storms, and wildfires are creating a level of infrastructure collapse that’s expensive and devastating

Take a look behind the scenes of L39ion of L.A., the team making waves across the sport, and its partnership with Zwift

As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.

Long Reads

Ted Genoways

I’m really sorry it happened and really glad I survived. Notes on the flabbergasting climax of an Alaska road trip that changed my life.

I’m really sorry it happened, and really glad I survived. Notes on the flabbergasting climax of an Alaska road trip that changed my life.