Christopher Solomon

Christopher Solomon

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

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How Hops Saved the American Craft Brewing Industry

The craft beer revolution turned the tall cousin of cannabis into a breakout ingredient, infusing your brew with flavors and aromas that range from stone fruit to barrel oak. Christopher Solomon hits the road to understand why hop madness isn’t over yet—and why brewers and plant breeders are always on the prowl for the next big thing.

Christopher Solomon
Oct 7, 2020

Patagonia Just Announced a New CEO

Ryan Gellert, who has overseen the brand's business across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa since 2014, will run the company

Christopher Solomon
Sep 23, 2020

How the Outdoor Industry Responded to Coronavirus

From iconic brands like Patagonia to that indispensable camping store in your hometown, the adventure economy has taken an unprecedented hit. The good news: the people who created these businesses are doers, and they're putting everything they've got into staying afloat and preparing for an uncertain future.

Christopher Solomon
Jul 1, 2020

The Great Public Lands E-Bike Rush of 2019

In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up.

Christopher Solomon
Sep 13, 2019

When Your Body Says No

A lifelong runner and outdoor athlete is hit with a mysterious physical breakdown. Once the engine starts to fail, what happens to the mind?

Christopher Solomon
Dec 17, 2018

Zinke and Trump Are Ignoring the Public

Even as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said he wants to give states more decision-making power over federal lands, the Trump administration has taken numerous steps to limit public input

Christopher Solomon
Oct 24, 2018

The Great Public Lands Wholesale

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will offer up nearly 4 million acres of public lands for lease this year, much of it for dirt cheap

Christopher Solomon
Sep 14, 2018

The GOP Has Turned Its Back on Conservation

Republicans from Ulysses S. Grant to George H.W. Bush have passed some of our most powerful environmental laws. Why did the party reverse course?

Christopher Solomon
Sep 11, 2018