Christopher Solomon

Christopher Solomon

Christopher Solomon (@chrisasolomon) is an Outside contributing editor.

The World’s Wilderness: Going, Going and Soon Gone?

If you’ve ever topped out on a peak in Alaska’s Brooks Range, or floated through Idaho’s Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness, you’ve perhaps had the sensation that the surrounding wild country...

The Boy Who Lived on Edges

At 31, Adam Roberts was one of the most aggressive freeskiers in the Northwest. A ski model and an aspiring professional who’d attracted the interest of gear companies, Adam seemed to be everywhere...

Do Drillers Want What Uncle Sam Is Selling?

In the first half of this year, the Trump Administration will open up more acres for potential oil and gas leasing across the West than it offered there in all of 2017.

The New (Bipartisan!) Conservation Corps Is a Win-Win

Imagine 100,000 young people employed nationwide to fix trails and backcountry bridges and repair urban parks. That could be the result of a bill that just passed a major hurdle in the U.S. House of...

So the Government Shuts Down. Now What?

A semi-detailed list of everything we know (and we still have plenty of questions) about possible public land closures starting tomorrow if the lights go out for the feds

The ANWR Drilling Rights in the Tax-Reform Bill

Congress took a step closer to opening a portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling yesterday, when a Senate committee approved the legislation.

Trump Says Shrink Bears Ears. Now What?

On Friday, the President told Senator Orrin Hatch that he planned to downsize two Utah national monuments. Here's why nothing's likely to happen soon.

Honey, I Shrunk the Monuments

In a final report Thursday to President Donald Trump about the fate of 27 national monuments, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke didn’t recommend any of the monuments be eliminated—but he advised...

The Country's Most Beautiful Mountaineering Route

The Ptarmigan Traverse in Washington State’s North Cascades has had the word “classic” pinned to it nearly from the time it was pioneered in 1938. You don’t get much more high-n-wild in the Lower 48...

The Hayduke Option

Mountain bikes were made for this: 450 miles of empty, achingly scenic backcountry in southern Utah, on little-known trails pieced together in the spirit of Edward Abbey. Christopher Solomon saddles...

Environmentalists' Public-Lands Enemy Number One

Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah has quietly become the biggest cheerleader in D.C. of transferring federal land to the states. He also wants to gut the Endangered Species and Antiquities acts. All in...

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